GCDD Blog

EXPERT UPDATE: Improving Student Outcomes

EXPERT UPDATE: Improving Student Outcomes
by Zelphine Smith-Dixon, Ed.D., State Director, Special Education Services and Supports At the Georgia Department of Education, the Division for Special Education Services and Supports provides necessary infrastructure and supports for leaders, teachers and families to meet the whole-child...

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Queen Bee

Queen Bee
by Moira Bucciarelli Chanda Davis starts off shy, then she gradually opens up. Her sister and mother laugh because the Chanda they know won’t stop talking. The shy Chanda tells us quietly that she is 48 years old and has Down syndrome, that she has one brother and three sisters. She likes to...

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REAL COMMUNITIES: Welcoming Community Dialogues

REAL COMMUNITIES: Welcoming Community Dialogues
by Jennifer Bosk “Who’s missing from our table?” is the key question for the implementation and success of the Welcoming Community Dialogues that are part of the Real Communities Partnership initiative the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) and Global Ubuntu are working on...

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What's Happening in Washington?: Federal Disability Policy Updates

What's Happening in Washington?: Federal Disability Policy Updates
by Alison Barkoff, Director of Advocacy, Center for Public Representation It’s been another busy few months on disability policy in DC. One highlight was going to Capitol Hill with members of the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities in April. We advocated on disability employment,...

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Atlanta’s Own Caped Crusader

Atlanta’s Own Caped Crusader
by Jennifer Bosk Betsy Goodrich of Lilburn, GA by day. Danger Woman by night. Donning a supersuit, cape, gloves and mask, Goodrich embraces her alter-ego, “Danger Woman,” who has become Atlanta’s very own superhero fighting for disability civil rights. The caped crusader is a singing heroine...

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It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s Team Supreme!

It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s Team Supreme!
by Jennifer Bosk & Devika Rao in collaboration with Tim Orff While Superman is busy fighting for truth and justice and Batman once again faces the Joker, there’s a whole new team of superheroes who are taking the universe by storm. Meet Team Supreme, a troupe of kids with disabilities who have...

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Georgia State Rehabilitation Council Seeks Leaders

Georgia State Rehabilitation Council Seeks Leaders
The Georgia State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) is seeking applications for new members. The SRC is a federally mandated council composed of Georgia citizens from across the state appointed by the Governor to represent a broad range of individuals with disabilities and stakeholders. The SRC...

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