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Gov. Deal Names Employment First Council Members

Dec 21, 2018By Pamela Miller, For the AJC Governor Nathan Deal recently announced that Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities Executive Director Eric E. Jacobson and GCDD Council member Parker Glick have been appointed to the Employment First Council, according to a press...

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Animals on planes: Which should qualify as service animals?

Animals on planes: Which should qualify as service animals?
By: Steve Gehlbach Animals on planes: Which should qualify as service animals?ATLANTA - Peacocks, pigs and rats as emotional support animals? Believe it or not, officials said some people have tried to get "fake" service animals onto planes. Lawmakers are now trying to sort out which animals...

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Opinion: SNAP Program Critical to People with Disabilities

By Kyle Waide and Eric E. Jacobson September 21, 2018 - People living with disabilities in Georgia face many obstacles, including higher than average rates of unemployment, lower than average incomes and costly medical expenses. It is little wonder that food insecurity disproportionately...

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Commentary: House farm bill wrong on food stamp program

Commentary: House farm bill wrong on food stamp program
August 22, 2018 - Andy Miller The farm bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives proposes changes to the food stamp program that alarm groups representing people with disabilities. “Food insecurity’’ – the lack of reliable access to nutritious food – disproportionately affects people...

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