Georgia Winter Institute

Photo of GWI session by Ryan Johnson

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

 

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This annual event brings people together from Georgia and beyond to discover how to infuse values-based, person-centered philosophies into community building efforts.  Attendees have a chance to learn from leaders in the field and each other.

This annual event brings people together from Georgia and beyond to discover how to infuse values-based, person-centered philosophies into community building efforts.  Attendees have a chance to learn from leaders in the field and each other.

The benefits of community building and person-centered planning make towns greater by creating stronger neighborhoods and more active and involved populations of people with disabilities. These relationships empower and create opportunities for members of communities who are often marginalized and forgotten. The Georgia Winter Institute strives to build more inclusive employment, homes, education, supports, leadership and communities.


GWI Mission & Values

GWI Mission:
The Georgia Winter Institute connects people with and without disabilities to work together to nurture and use our gifts to strengthen community bonds. We strongly value: 

  • The voices and experiences of people who have historically been silenced
  • The hopes, dreams and aspirations of each community member
  • Inclusion as a means of achieving a life well lived for people who have too often found themselves on the outside of communities
  • The importance of building community supports around people and their families

For more information visit http://georgiawinterinstitute.org 

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GWI 2014

 

To view photographs from Georgia Winter Institute 2014  visit our Flickr page at http://flic.kr/s/aHsjRxD1Qu

To view the transcript of Chris Glaser’s closing keynote address visit http://tinyurl.com/mhye8vf