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 »
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 »
Meet Miyah Sundermeyer, a Research and Project Assistant at CLD!
Miyah joined the CLD in October 2014, and currently serves as a Research and Project Assistant. She enjoys being able to use her skills acquired from her Associate’s Psychology degree, and is currently in process of earning her Bachelor’s. Miyah hopes to continue her work… more »
Meet Tera Fisher, one of CLD’s Community Advisory Council (CAC) members!
Tera is one of the newest CAC members, joining the Council at this year’s annual meeting in June 2018. She is a mother of two children with completely different disabilities. Her daughter has a permanent hip displasia and her son has Aspergers Syndrome. Tera… more »
Meet Paige McKay Kubik, one of CLD’s Community Advisory Council (CAC) members!
Paige has been a member of the CAC since June 2016. She joined the Frazer Center in January 2014 as Chief Executive Officer. Founded in 1949, Frazer Center is an Atlanta nonprofit that fosters inclusive communities where children and adults, with and without… more »
Meet Brandy Locchetta, CLD’s newest Community Advisory Council (CAC) member!
Brandy joined the CAC in March of 2017, and is the newest member of the council. She manages the Inclusion program at the Georgia Department for Early Care and Learning (DECAL; http://www.decal.ga.gov/). This program supports childcare providers by connecting them with resources, providing… more »
Meet Gereen Francis, a Behavior Specialist and newest staff member at CLD!
Gereen joined the Center for Leadership in Disability in November of 2017, becoming the most recent Behavior Specialist to add her expertise to the field. “I get to do what I love alongside amazing colleagues that motivate me to be a better person… more »
My Voice. My Participation. My Board. Concludes Fifth Cohort University Center Project Reaches Five-Year Benchmark in Self-Advocacy
Atlanta, GA: On December 9-10, 2017, the final meeting of the fifth cohort of My Voice. My Participation. My Board (MVMPMB) was held in Augusta, GA. This gathering was the conclusion of a three-part, multi-day… more »
The 2016 Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Support’s (GAPBS) 9th Annual Conference hosted its largest conference to date, drawing 1200 attendees from across the state on November 30th – December 1st at the Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, GA.
The conference goal was to increase the visibility of positive behavior support in the state of… more »
The Community Advisory Council (CAC) of the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) at Georgia State University (GSU) was awarded the 2016 Council on Community Advocacy (COCA) Award by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) at its annual Honors Celebration in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, December 6th.