Photos show bumps on road to ADA

Kristi L. Nelson, Knoxville News Sentinel The pictures alone are powerful: black-and-white images blown up to poster size, showing people with disabilities chained to the wheels of Greyhound buses, crawling up the Capitol stairs, snaking in long, long lines down city streets with signs on...

Augusta dentist finds disability law provides 'level playing field'

Dr. J. Ronald Bennett doesn’t have much use for whining.“I look at it from the standpoint that we all have something that is holding us back,” said the longtime Augusta dentist, who has been a paraplegic since a car accident in 1966. “You can whine and hold yourself back on any little given...

ADA Legacy Tour Photo Gallery

ADA Legacy Tour Photo Gallery
Sue Guinn Legg, Johnson City Press The Americans With Disabilities Act Legacy Tour made a stop in Johnson City Tuesday to increase awareness of the civil rights battle people with disabilities waged to remove the societal barriers that once excluded them from their communities. On display at...

Photos capture Disability Day 2015

Neighbor Newspapers captured the 2015 Disability Day at the Capitol through photos. Click here to see the photos and below are text captions describing the photos' contents. 1) Special / Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities / Disability rights advocates recently participated in the...

Medicaid care coordination put back on hold

Andy Miller, Georgia Health News The state has shelved its attempt to coordinate care of Medicaid beneficiaries who are elderly or disabled. The Georgia Department of Community Health said Tuesday that it was not proceeding “at this time’’ with soliciting bids from potential vendors to operate...

Report slams state on lack of disabilities progress

An independent monitor says Georgia is far behind in meeting its obligations for providing community services for people with developmental disabilities. A March 17 report by independent reviewer Elizabeth Jones criticized the state’s lack of progress in moving people with developmental...

Georgia activists ask for end to executions of intellectually disabled

Death penalty opponents this week asked lawmakers to bring Georgia into line with all other states for how the state determines whether death row inmates are intellectually disabled. When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2002 that it is unconstitutional to execute people with intellectual...

Jacobson Fights for Real Inclusion

Jacobson Fights for Real Inclusion
Eric Jacobson, the executive director of the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities, got his start at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. Parents seeking support from Federation in the 1990s turned him on to the needs and rights of those living with disabilities. He talked to the ...

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