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 »
Meet Gereen Francis, a Behavior Specialist and newest staff member at CLD!
Gereen joined the Center for Leadership in Disability in November of 2017, becoming the most recent Behavior Specialist to add her expertise to the field. “I get to do what I love alongside amazing colleagues that motivate me to be a better person… more »
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 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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »