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Nationally Recognized Leader in Self-Advocacy to Address Board Leadership Training

ATLANTA – The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) is proud to announce Elizabeth Weintraub will deliver the keynote address at the second installment of the My Voice. My Participation. My Board. training this Friday July 11th in Decatur.

Weintraub is a Self-Advocacy Specialist with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) in Silver… more »

2014 Annual Community Advisory Committee Retreat

Members of CLD’s Community Advisory Committee (CAC) met in Jekyll Island for a chance for new members and seasoned members to meet, share and learn how they can contribute to the organizations’s five-year plan. This annual retreat coincides with the annual Georgia Department of Education’s Institute Designed for Educating All Students (IDEAS) Conference that takes… more »

Achieving a North Star Standard in Person Centered Planning

 

Gillian Grable, Stacey Ramirez, Ryan Johnson and others facilitated large and small group sessions to help attendees reflect on the purpose and identified gifts as facilitators while utilizing the processes of person centered planning.  Participants were introduced to the North Star Standard, practice working with images, and share strategies for follow-up and supporting the champion… more »

Center for Leadership in Disability Becomes Organizational Partner of Charter for Compassion International and Compassionate Atlanta

The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) is pleased to announce that it has become an organizational partner of Charter for Compassion International. The Charter for Compassion is the realization of bestselling author and TED Prize recipient Karen Armstrong’s wish to commit to live by the principle of compassion and to influence others to do… more »

My Voice. My Participation. My Board.

Board of Directors and Council Member Training  

·       Have you ever felt like your voice was not being heard?

·       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 »

2014 Youth Transition Leadership Summit a Great Success.

 

View a gallery of Summit photographs at https://flic.kr/s/aHsjW5mn8s 

The 2014 Youth Transition Leadership Summit was held on March 29th at Georgia State University’s Alpharetta Center. More that 115 parents, young adults and youth came out to meet and discuss their roles in planning their future success. 

The 2014 Youth Transition Leadership Summit is… more »

Your Action is Needed for IPSE Funding

Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Funding

Action Alert! Ask your legislator to support funding for new and existing inclusive post-secondary programs in Georgia! The Georgia Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Consortium seeks to create opportunities for students who have historically not had access to post-secondary educational opportunities.  The Consortium is asking for funding for new and existing programs in… more »

2014 Georgia Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Consortium Statewide Meeting

Georgia Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Consortium Statewide Meeting An opportunity to learn, plan and share for individuals, parents, college personnel, and transition specialists.   Learn about… Person Centered Planning for College & Career Transition Person Centered Planning for Inclusive PSE Programs   NEW DATE: Tuesday, April 29, 2014  10:00am-2:00pm 9:30am Registration   GSU Indian Creek Lodge… more »

My Voice. My Participation. My Board.

Posted On February 17, 2014

  Brief Project Description With the growing power of the self-advocacy movement, there is increasing recognition by organizations of the importance and value of including individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities as full members of governance boards and advisory councils. One challenge many organizations face is recruiting members with the skills to participate meaningfully on… more »

Adding to the Behavior Toolbox

Posted On February 12, 2014

Adding to the Behavior Toolbox

Dana Rooks, MEd & Emily Graybill, PhD, NCSP

Center for Leadership in Disability

 

This series of articles has focused on the positive behavior support model of dealing with challenging behaviors in children.  Approaching behavior through this process requires that we shift from the traditional focus of “just stopping” the… more »