Mentally disabled suffer in moved from Georgia institutions

Mentally disabled suffer in moved from Georgia institutions
At one group home for developmentally disabled adults, a caregiver punched a resident in the face again and again. Another worker there whipped a resident with a leather belt. At another home, a resident kept choking on food because it wasn't chopped into the small bites his doctor had ordered....

Olmstead Anniversary Celebrated Amid Report on Deaths in Community Group Homes

Olmstead Anniversary Celebrated Amid Report on Deaths in Community Group Homes
Advocates and people with developmental disabilities celebrated the 15th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Olmstead decision at the Carter Center in Atlanta yesterday. The decision says those with developmental disabilities have the right to receive services in the community rather than...

Eric Jacobson Interviews on Transfers of People with Disabilities

Eric Jacobson Interviews on Transfers of People with Disabilities
GCDD prides itself on advocating for an inclusive community, and support moving people with developmental disabilities from institutions into the community. However, in March report, two deaths that occurred after individuals with developmental disabilities were placed into community settings...

GCDD to Rally at Capitol to End Capital Punishment

On March 11, GCDD and Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty plan to rally at the Georgia State Capitol to advocate to end capital punishment in the state of Georgia. Advocating for Warren Hill, the 53-year-old on death row for beating another inmate, Joseph Handspike, to death with a...

Real Communities Community Builder Honored at Conference

Real Communities Community Builder Honored at Conference
Real Communitiies Community Builder Teri Schell, founder of the Forsyth Farmer's Market, was honored at the 17th annual Georgia Organics Conference held at Jekyll Island. Schell was the recipient of the Barbara Petit Pollinator Award for her leadership in Georgia’s sustainable farming and food...

Disability Day: Over 2,000 at Rally Speak Up for More Jobs and Education

On February 20, over 2,000 people rallied at the Georgia State Capitol steps to speak up for more jobs and access to post-seconday education for people with disabilities. The rally, which started at the Georgia Freight Depot, received motivation and inspiration from keynote speakers Jennifer...

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