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 ...

Columbus NAACP Hosts Vigil in Protest of Execution

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A convicted murderer who lawyers claimed was intellectually disabled has been put to death at a prison in Jackson Georgia. On the streets of Columbus, demonstrators held a vigil to protest the death of Warren Lee Hill. Hill was executed by lethal injection Tuesday, January...

Execution Planned for Man With 70 IQ

ATLANTA—Double murderer Warren Lee Hill is facing his fourth execution date. Only in Georgia could a man with Hill’s level of intellectual disability be executed, according to Eric E. Jacobson. “What it looks like is a very sad day,” said Jacobson, the executive director of the Georgia Council...

Forsyth Farmers' Market is the place for fresh food and fresh air

Forsyth Farmers' Market is the place for fresh food and fresh air
Spend Saturdays in the park with your favorite farmers Visit the south end of Forsyth Park on a Saturday morning – yes, even in the winter – and you’ll find an array of tents, booths, and stands with eye-popping displays that include vegetables, greens, pastured meats, honey, breads, and many...

Hope Haven helps people with developmental disabilities find jobs

Deneisha Lane enjoys her job at Athens’ Eaton Corporation cleaning parts for engine superchargers. Suffering from developmental disabilities, Lane said her job affords her a privilege many take for granted: working for a living. Lane serves as a stigma-bashing example of what she and others...

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