Center for Leadership in Disability does extensive work in areas that help people with disabilities and their families lead happier lives. Follow the links below to learn more about these programs.
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Positive Behavior Support Training in Schools
Faculty and staff at the CLD provide two models of training on positive behavior support in schools. One model includes one-time training providing an overview of the positive behavior support framework. The second… more »
The Summer Institute on Theology and Disability (SITD) brings together academics, theologians, practitioners and others – people with and without labeled disabilities – to explore the inclusive intersections of theology and disabilities. Entering its sixth year, the Summer Institute crates a significant space for thought-and-practice leadership in this rapidly… more »
It has been 15 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a landmark decision known as the Olmstead Decision. Two Georgia citizens, Lois Curtis and the late Elaine Wilson, who both spent a large majority of their lives receiving services inside of a state institution made the decision that they wanted to out of… more »
The Children’s Freedom Initiative (CFI) is a collaborative effort to ensure that children who live in facilities are given the chance to live with permanent, loving families. We are a coalition of advocates dedicated to creating a Georgia in which no child resides in a facility.
The CFI is supported by the Georgia Developmental Disabilities… more »
Many thanks to everyone who made GWI 2015 a success! We are grateful to our sponsors: Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities Georgia Power The Access Center Visit http://bit.ly/18CthJI to view photos from GWI 2015
This annual event brings people together from Georgia and beyond to discover how to infuse values-based, person-centered… more »
Georgia Futures Facilitators is an association of Person Centered Planning facilitators supporting the growing interest of person centered planning to meet the needs of persons with disabilities, their families, friends, and communities. The role of a facilitator is difficult and critical to the process of person centered planning. Georgia Futures Facilitators provides facilitators with the… more »
Person-centered planning is a process that empowers people with and without disabilities to know that the possibilities of their goals can become realities of their future. The process uses people’s gifts and talents to put them in charge of defining the direction for their lives. This focus ultimately leads to greater inclusion as valued members… more »