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.
It is widely accepted that boys are four to five times more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than girls are, and that for children at the high-functioning end of the spectrum, the gender ratio is estimated to be 10 to 1. However, little is known about why this is the case… more »
The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) is leading a series of Parent Academies that are focused on caregivers of children, ages three to five, who demonstrate persistent challenging behaviors. The goal of the Academies is to teach participants about positive behavior and visual supports strategies that will prepare them to address their child’s challenging… more »