Center for Leadership in Disability

CAC Spotlight – Brandy Locchetta

 

Meet Brandy Locchetta, CLD’s newest Community Advisory Council (CAC) member!

Brandy joined the CAC in March of 2017, and is the newest member of the council. She manages the Inclusion program at the Georgia Department for Early Care and Learning (DECAL; http://www.decal.ga.gov/). This program supports childcare providers by connecting them with resources, providing… more »

Georgia State University Partners with Lady Gaga

Foundation Mission to Train in Mental Health First Aid Comes to Atlanta

Atlanta, GA: A Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training on November 28, 2017 with 30 DeKalb County Schools staff coincided with a visit to Atlanta by Lady Gaga as part of her Joanne World Tour. This course reached maximum capacity and all… more »

My Voice. My Participation. My Board. Concludes Fifth Cohort

My Voice. My Participation. My Board. Concludes Fifth Cohort University Center Project Reaches Five-Year Benchmark in Self-Advocacy

 

Atlanta, GA: On December 9-10, 2017, the final meeting of the fifth cohort of My Voice. My Participation. My Board (MVMPMB) was held in Augusta, GA. This gathering was the conclusion of a three-part, multi-day… more »

Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Support Draws Record Number of Attendees for 9th Annual Conference

The 2016 Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Support’s  (GAPBS) 9th Annual Conference hosted its largest conference to date, drawing 1200 attendees from across the state on November 30th – December 1st at the Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, GA.

 

The conference goal was to increase the visibility of positive behavior support in the state of… more »

Georgia State University Center for Leadership in Disability Community Advisory Council Honored in Washington, DC

The Community Advisory Council (CAC) of the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) at Georgia State University (GSU) was awarded the 2016 Council on Community Advocacy (COCA) Award by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) at its annual Honors Celebration in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, December 6th.

The AUCD COCA Award was presented… more »

Broadening Our Understanding of ASD in Girls ~ by Kate Forster

It is widely accepted that boys are four to five times more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than girls are, and that for children at the high-functioning end of the spectrum, the gender ratio is estimated to be 10 to 1. However, little is known about why this is the case… more »

Center for Leadership in Disability Offers Parent Academies to Caregivers Across Georgia

The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) is leading a series of Parent Academies that are focused on caregivers of children, ages three to five, who demonstrate persistent challenging behaviors. The goal of the Academies is to teach participants about positive behavior and visual supports strategies that will prepare them to address their child’s challenging… more »

Center for Leadership in Disability Partners with Georgia Tech’s Center on Advanced Communications Policy on $4.6 Million Grant

The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) at Georgia State University has partnered with Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) on a recently awarded $4.625 million grant to support research and development of wireless devices and technologies for people with disabilities.

This five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and… more »