Community Advisory Council


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 »

CAC Member – Paige McKay Kubik

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 »

CAC Spotlight – Brandy Locchetta


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; This program supports childcare providers by connecting them with resources, providing… more »

My Voice. My Participation. My Board. Concludes Fifth Cohort

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 »

Georgia State University Center for Leadership in Disability Community Advisory Council Honored in Washington, DC

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.

The AUCD COCA Award was presented… more »

My Voice. My Participation. My Board.

Leadership Training for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


Are you a person with an intellectual or developmental disability? Have you ever been in a meeting where you had trouble understanding what was going on? Are you interested in being on a board of directors or an advisory council? Do you want… more »

2014 Annual Community Advisory Committee Retreat

Members of CLD’s Community Advisory Committee (CAC) met in Jekyll Island for a chance for new members and seasoned members to meet, share and learn how they can contribute to the organizations’s five-year plan. This annual retreat coincides with the annual Georgia Department of Education’s Institute Designed for Educating All Students (IDEAS) Conference that takes… more »

Center for Leadership in Disability’s Community Advisory Council Welcomes New Members

ATLANTA—The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) is pleased to announce the addition of eleven new members to its Community Advisory Council (CAC). The council is comprised of parents, self-advocates, community leaders, and representatives of organizations that share our mission of creating independent, self-determined, inclusive, and productive lives for people with disabilities and their families.… more »