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Georgia Agencies Address Home Accessibility

Georgia Agencies Address  Home Accessibility
First passed in 1968, the Fair Housing Act (FHA) prohibited discrimination based on race, color, religion and national origin. In 1988, however, the act changed to include discrimination against people because of a disability. The accessibility design and construction requirements that came...

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What the New DOJ Settlement Means for Georgia

What the New DOJ Settlement Means for Georgia
The future of hundreds of Georgians with intellectual and developmental disabilities who reside in state facilities grew just a bit clearer in June when the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the State cobbled out an extension to solve a struggle that’s been ongoing since 2010. The most recent...

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Are We There Yet? Traveling Well With a Disability

Are We There Yet? Traveling Well With a Disability
Traveling with a disability has come a long way. Awareness of the needs of the disability community has risen tremendously and there are a growing number of travel agencies specializing in disability services. Easter Seals of America estimates approximately 50 million Americans have...

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GCDD Welcomes New Real Communities Director

 GCDD Welcomes New Real Communities Director
The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) welcomed Sumaya Karimi as its new Real Communities organizing director earlier this spring. Karimi, however, is no stranger to Real Communities and the work being done by GCDD across the State.“I got involved with GCDD when Real...

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