Center for Leadership in Disability

Humphrey Fellowship Program: Dr. Nehemias Calel Güox

The CLD would like to congratulate and offer a renewed welcome to Dr. Nehemias Calel Güox. Dr. Calel is a pediatrician from Guatemala and has served the Assistant Director at the Guatemalan Institute of Social Security. His fellowship as part of the Humphrey Program is being extended through early June for a total of 12 weeks… more »

#DDawareness2020

Each year, March is recognized as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

In 1987 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed March Developmental Disabilities Month. Back then, the goal was to destigmatize developmental disabilities.

Many don’t realize the abilities of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). By showing examples of people with developmental disabilities thriving alongside people without, we… more »

Susanna holding her grandchild. Both smiling, outdoors.

Staff Spotlight – Susanna Miller-Raines

Meet Susanna Miller-Raines, the Operations Coordinator at CLD!

Susanna has been at the CLD since February 2012, making it the longest she’s been at one job. Covering many roles at the Center, Susanna is in charge of internal and external communications. She is also the Project Manager for CLD’s Model Demonstration Transition Programs for Students… more »

Diversity Fellows: Increasing Access to Youth Mental Health Awareness Training in Hispanic Communities in Georgia

Emily Graybill, PhD, Katherine Suarez, MPH, Mariana Ortiz, BS candidate, & Brenda Liz Muñoz, MS

 

Over the years, Georgia has grown in population, with much growth in the Spanish speaking community. Along with steadily growing Spanish-speaking communities, the need for health-related resources, including education on mental health issues, has been growing. When arriving to a new country, Latinx youth may face… more »

Improving Preschoolers’ Executive Functioning using Mindfulness-Based Interventions

By Laura Wood, M.Ed. School Psychology Doctoral Candidate, Georgia State University

Importance of Executive Function Development  in Preschoolers

The preschool years (i.e., 3-5 years old) are an important stage of social and cognitive development for children. One important area that experiences dramatic growth during this time is executive function (EF) skills. EF skills are defined… more »

Improving Preschoolers’ Executive Functioning using Mindfulness-Based Interventions

By Laura Wood, M.Ed. School Psychology Doctoral Candidate, Georgia State University

Importance of Executive Function Development  in Preschoolers

The preschool years (i.e., 3-5 years old) are an important stage of social and cognitive development for children. One important area that experiences dramatic growth during this time is executive function (EF) skills. EF skills are defined… more »