Community Connection

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 »

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 »

USDA Forestry Service Autism Grant

Center for Leadership in Disability receives grant from USDA for autism research

Atlanta, GA. – The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD), located within the School of Public Health’s Center for Healthy Development (CHD) at Georgia State University (GSU) is pleased to announce it has received a $160,650 grant from the 2016 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest… 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 »

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

 

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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 »

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 »

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 »