Center for Leadership in Disability

$2.5 Million Federal Grant Will Expand College Access For Georgia Students with Intellectual Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the School of Public Health at Georgia State University a $2.5 million, five-year grant to support a consortium of universities working to improve access to higher education for students with intellectual disabilities.

The Georgia Inclusive Postsecondary Education Consortium, based at the school’s Center for… more »

ADA 25 Georgia

The American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 has profoundly changed how society views and accommodates its citizens with disabilities. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as all others who live in the United States. The ADA is comprised of five sections… more »

Georgia Welcomes New Inclusive Postsecondary Education Programs and Prepares for More to Come

ATLANTA- Columbus State University (CSU) and East Georgia State College (EGSC) are proud to announce the inaugural classes of their inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) programs. The Guidance and Opportunities for Academic and Leadership Success (GOALS) Program at CSU and the Creating Higher Education Opportunities to Increase College Experience (CHOICE) at EGSC are the newest IPSE… more »

Center for Leadership in Disability Receives Contract to Provide Youth Mental Health First Aid Training as Part of Georgia Project AWARE

Georgia State University’s Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) is pleased to announce to receipt of a five-year $800,000 contract from the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to coordinate Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Training and other professional development efforts. YMHFA is an evidence-based program designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school… more »

Dr. Lillie Huddleston

Autism Expert Dr. Lillie Huddleston Joins Center for Leadership in Disability

Dr. Lillie Huddleston will join the Georgia State University School of Public Health in January as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Behavior in the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD).

Huddleston will be working on two of the Center’s newest projects, serving as the lead evaluator for the Autism Plan for Georgia Implementation… more »

My Voice. My Participation. My Board.

Leadership Training for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


Are you a person with an intellectual or developmental disability? Have you ever been in a meeting where you had trouble understanding what was going on? Are you interested in being on a board of directors or an advisory council? Do you want… more »

Help Send GSU to GWI



Georgia Winter Institute (GWI) is the antidote to systems level thinking that too often casts people with disabilities as problems to be solved. Attendees at GWI 2015 will hear from a diverse set of community leaders about how communities can become stronger by including the gifts, talents, and contributions… more »

Parent to Parent of Georgia GAPBS Scholarships

Are you a Georgia Parent who would like to come to the 2014 GAPBS Conference but are tight on funds? Apply now for one of ten Parent to Parent of Georgia Scholarships. We are extremely fortunate that Parent to Parent of Georgia will be providing ten scholarships for parents to attend the 2014 GAPBS Conference on… more »

Center for Leadership in Disability Awarded $600,000 HRSA Grant to Improve Services for Georgia’s Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder


ATLANTA—Georgia State University’s Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) is pleased to announce the award of a two-year $600,000 implementation grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The funding will support CLD in implementing the Autism Plan for Georgia (APG) with community partners with… more »