Olmstead Planning Committee

Posted On August 9, 2013

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 »

Children’s Freedom Initiative

Posted On August 9, 2013

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 »

Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Support Conference (GAPBS)

Posted On August 9, 2013
Thank you for attending the 2017 GAPBS Conference! Please click HERE to complete the conference evaluation The 2017 GAPBS Conference saw approximately 1400 attendees, 14 exhibitors, 9 featured speakers, 111 presentations, and 25 posters! Thank you to our participants, and see you all next year! Conference FAQs What is the mission of GAPBS? The Georgia… more »

Georgia Winter Institute

Posted On August 9, 2013

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 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

Posted On August 9, 2013

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

Posted On August 9, 2013

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 »