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Mental Health Awareness 2017

Posted On May 23, 2017
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What YOU Can Do for Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month. This year, Mental Health First Aid USA is taking the opportunity to spread information on social media about how mental illness and addiction affect some key populations — and what we ALL can do to help. Because anyone, anywhere can… more »

CLD Faculty Publication: Building Self-Determination Through Inclusive Extracurricular Programs

Posted On May 22, 2017
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Building Self-Determination Through Inclusive Extracurricular Programs, republished by SAGE Journals and authored by two of the Center for Leadership in Disability’s faculty members: Emily Graybill, PhD, and Andrew Roach, PhD. Erin Vinoski is also an author of the article.

Building Self-Determination Through Inclusive Extracurricular Programs explains how extracurricular activities provide students a range of rich experiences… more »

Photo credit: CLD Staff and Pam Hunter Dempsey

Governor Signs into Law Support of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Posted On May 11, 2017
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Governor Nathan Deal has signed into law House Bill 343, amending the Official Code of Georgia to replace the terms “Mental Retardation and “Mentally Retarded” with “Intellectual Disability”.

HB 343 was sponsored by Rep. Scott Hilton, (R) District 95; Hilton’s first bill sponsorship as a state representative.

“As a father with a son with Down… more »

Autism Conference & Expo 2017

Posted On May 5, 2017
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Thank you conference attendees for joining us at the Autism Conference and Expo of Georgia 2017.  We hope that you enjoyed the conference and made meaningful connections.

Conference presentations and handouts will be uploaded to http://ga-autismplan.com/docs/ . Presentations will be added as they are received.

We strive to continue to improve the conference and we… more »

The Autism Plan For Georgia

Posted On March 31, 2017
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In 2011, the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University received the Georgia Autism Planning Grant to begin the work, with an Advisory Council, to structure and organize stakeholder input, and create a plan that would capture recommendations for creating high-quality, family-centered, comprehensive, coordinated systems of services and supports that would be accessible… more »

Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services’ first photography-based exhibit features children with disabilities.

Posted On March 21, 2017
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Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) exhibits its first photography-based art exhibition – “Just Kids”, a documentary and portraiture style look into the lives of families and their loved ones who have an intellectual or developmental disability.

The “Just Kids” exhibit, created by photographer Ryan Johnson, who served as community support specialist at the… more »

The Center For Leadership in Disability Partners With Emmaus House On Mindfulness Initiatives

Posted On March 10, 2017
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The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) is partnering with Emmaus House, a ministry that provides education, assistance and advocacy in the Peoplestown community, to lead mindfulness initiatives for three programs that focus on children, youth, and parents in Atlanta neighborhood.

 

The collaboration is the result of a $50,000 grant from Trinity Church… more »