The GCDD hosts and sponsors multiple events throughout the year. The events are defined by the agency’s five year strategic plan and legislative agenda. The events, five year strategic plan and legislative agenda are aligned with the agency’s signature program, "The Real Communities Initiative” and its five focus areas: Real Careers, Real Homes, Real Learning, Real Influence and Real Supports.
Disability Day at the Capitol
Disability Day at the Capitol features a community rally , sponsored by GCDD to promote access, opportunity and meaningful community living for all Georgians, including people with disabilities and their families. Citizens with and without disabilities gather on the steps of the State Capitol to join advocates and meet with State legislators to make their voices heard.
We hope you are able to join us for the 16th Annual Disability Day at the Capitol on Thursday February 20, 2014! This year's theme is "We all have a Story... What's Yours?" Plus, GCDD and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society celebrate the Olmstead Decision 15 anniversary with individual "I Am Olmstead" Stories of Freedom," recorded on-site by StoryCorps.
To register now for the 2014 Disability Day, Click Here.
To become a sponsor for the 2014 Disability Day, Click Here.
Annual Making a Difference Appreciation Ceremony
The GCDD’s Annual “Making a Difference Appreciation Ceremony” was created to recognize the efforts and dedication of Georgia legislators, media professionals, disability advocates and outstanding GCDD Council members for their distinguished work that enhance the lives of Georgians with developmental disabilities and their families.
The Ceremony includes awards in multiple categories including:
- Legislative Awards
- Advocate of the Year
- Excellence in Media
- Council Member of the Year