DISABILITY CONFERENCES COME TO ATLANTA

DISABILITY CONFERENCES COME TO ATLANTA
As the disability rights community comes together to celebrate the ADA’s 25th anniversary, Atlanta is going to be buzzing with great disability leadership conferences to promote and enhance disability rights for the next 25 years.May 1-4Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association Conference is...

ABLE Act Becomes Law

ABLE Act Becomes Law
In December 2014, President Barack Obama signed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law marking a significant achievement in disability rights. The ABLE Act allows people with disabilities to open savings accounts, similar to 529 college savings plans, where they are able to...

Straight Talk: Twenty Agents for Change

At the Georgia Winter Institute (GWI) held in Columbus, GA earlier this year, I attended sessions on the concepts of community building, the inclusive church environment, and employment and services that really changed my mind and gave me some new ideas to take back to my community. On the...

Real Communities Welcomes New Community Builders

Real Communities Welcomes New Community Builders
Purposefully involving people with and without developmental disabilities in collaborative projects is pivotal to the framework of Real Communities. GCDD’s signature initiative welcomes its newest community builders who are working to utilize the gifts of everyone and create avenues toward...

Mia's Space: Time Travel

Mia's Space: Time Travel
In the past two weeks, both Mia and I have had time warp experiences. Mia’s experience was with the US Postal Service. Mia happens to be a person who still sends actual, paper birthday cards … not through virtual, email or Twitter, but real, live, put-it-in-the-envelope, lick-the-flap and...

A Time to Be Proud

A Time to Be Proud
Making a Difference will feature five guest columns by Mark Johnson on the legacy of the ADA and how national and state groups are commemorating the anniversary. This is the third installment. By the time you read this version of my ADA25 series, much will have happened around the celebration...

Perspectives: Blending Communities to Strengthen Opportunities

Perspectives: Blending Communities to Strengthen Opportunities
Sometimes, at community-building conferences, there is a workshop on the power of inclusive faith communities. Sometimes, at inclusive faith community conferences, there is a workshop on creative community building. When I came to Columbus, GA for the Georgia Winter Institute (GWI), the...

A Recap of the 2015 Legislative Session

A Recap of the 2015 Legislative Session
As this article goes to print, there are still two legislative days left until the cries of “Sine Die,” the official end of the legislative session. This is the first time in a few years that the final day did not occur before April Fool’s Day. In fact, the 2015 session will end almost two weeks...

The Shred Shed: One Man’s Path to Self-Employment

The Shred Shed: One Man’s Path to Self-Employment
Like many self-employed business people, Errol Zinkand works out of his home office. He has a basic schedule that he follows each week, but it’s flexible enough that he can adjust or reduce his working hours if need be. Zinkand knows each of his clients personally, and business is going so well,...

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