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Public Policy for the People Call Now on Fridays!

The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities invites you to join our next public policy call now scheduled for Friday, March 12 at 12 Noon. Please note the call on Monday, March 8 at 9 AM is cancelled. Call in and get the latest scoop on how we can advocate together! Join via Zoom: ...

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Advocacy 101 Webinar Series

WEBINAR SERIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES: Understanding Zoom Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 10-11 AM or Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 10-11 AM Introduction to Advocacy Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 9-10:30 AM or Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 10-11:30 AM Elevator Speeches Tuesday, March 6,...

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Apply by February 21 to be a Georgia DD Council Member

Apply by February 21 to be a Georgia DD Council Member
The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is currently seeking applications for membership for the following: One Self-advocate and One Family Member who live OUTSIDE of the Metro Atlanta Area GCDD is a 27-member board, appointed by the governor and comprised of at least 60...

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Vote in 2020 Runoff Elections

Vote in 2020 Runoff Elections
Runoff elections are held when no candidate wins the required majority of votes. Anyone who is registered to vote in Georgia can vote in state, local, and federal runoff elections. Check your voter status. Runoff dates for the 2020 US Senate Race in Georgia are: November 18: Earliest day...

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GCDD Announces New NoFA/RFP for Coalition of Family Advocates

GCDD Announces Notice of Intent to Award For NoFA 21SA7 for Coalition of Family Advocates To: Claritas Creative, LLC Building a Coalition of Family Advocates The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) seeks to create a new coalition of parent and family advocates within the...

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GCDD STORY COLLECTION - When Hobby Becomes Career

GCDD STORY COLLECTION - When Hobby Becomes Career
by Moira Bucciarelli, Photographer: Haylee Fucini-Lenkey Nandi – short for Nanditha – is finally home. She has lived in a variety of places, some better than others. Nandi gets emotional as she recalls painful experiences from her group home life – in one instance being told to pack up and move...

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PUBLIC POLICY FOR THE PEOPLE: The Disability Vote Counts!

PUBLIC POLICY FOR THE PEOPLE: The Disability Vote Counts!
“VOTE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT, BECAUSE IT DOES!” – Justin Dart In this edition of Public Policy for the People, we will be focusing on the upcoming 2020 election, which sees key national and state seats up for grabs. This election will certainly be one for the history books, as much of our...

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