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GCDD Presents Real People Close-Up The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) presents Real People Close-Up, an occasional series of stories from people with developmental disabilities and their families.
GCDD Real People Close-Up is a collaboration with the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities, StoryCorps and the Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS).
This is an ongoing series, and we would love to hear your comments.
GCDD promotes storytelling as a way of learning, supporting, sharing and building community. To submit your story as a Real People Close-Up, email GCDD Public Information Director, Valerie Meadows Suber at ; Subject line: Real People. Include your email, phone and mailing address, your name and name of story principals and a story synopsis of no more than 100 words. Selected story participants will be asked to schedule their own StoryCorp recording session, submit a copy of the StoryCorp CD recording to GCDD and sign a release form granting permission to production rights to GCDD.
The interviews are recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit dedicated to recording and collecting stories of everyday people. Visit storycorps.org or call toll free at 1-800-850-4406.
The audio production is done by Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS), whose mission is to improve the quality of life for every Georgian who is blind, visually-impaired or has difficulty with access to the printed word by broadcasting current information via sub channel radio transmission and streamlining on the internet. Visit www.garrs.net or call toll free at 1-800-672-6173
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Making a Difference is a quarterly magazine published by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD). GCDD uses Making a Difference to advocate and educate various audiences about critical issues affecting people with developmental disabilities and to promote activities and create opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to exercise their right to live, learn, work, play and worship in Georgia communities. Making a Difference is available online in accessible PDF and large print formats, as well as on audio by request. Sign up to receive Making a Difference magazine by mail by clicking the link below and see past issues in the archived magazines at the bottom of this page.
We hope you enjoy reading Making a Difference and welcome your comments and suggestions in writing by email with the subject line "Letter-to-the-Editor" at or via the comment box below each issue.
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Check Out GCDD's new public policy newsletter, "Public Policy for the People!!"
Public Policy for the People is the new public policy newsletter published by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD). This electronic-only newsletter will go out approximately every other week during the legislative session and quarterly during the rest of the year and will replace our previous legislative newsletter "Moving Forward." Our hope is that this newsletter will provide you, the concerned citizens of Georgia, with valuable information that will empower you to become involved in our advocacy to make Georgia a better place for people with disabilities!
For past editions of the newsletter, click on Archived Moving Forward.