Community Connection

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Georgia Winter Institute (GWI) is the antidote to systems level thinking that too often casts people with disabilities as problems to be solved. Attendees at GWI 2015 will hear from a diverse set of community leaders about how communities can become stronger by including the gifts, talents, and contributions… more »

Achieving a North Star Standard in Person Centered Planning

 

Gillian Grable, Stacey Ramirez, Ryan Johnson and others facilitated large and small group sessions to help attendees reflect on the purpose and identified gifts as facilitators while utilizing the processes of person centered planning.  Participants were introduced to the North Star Standard, practice working with images, and share strategies for follow-up and supporting the champion… more »

My Voice. My Participation. My Board.

Board of Directors and Council Member Training  

·       Have you ever felt like your voice was not being heard?

·       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 »

Georgia Winter Institute Returns to Columbus to Explore Community Building and Inclusion

 

ATLANTA—The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) is pleased to return to Columbus, Georgia for the fourth annual Georgia Winter Institute (GWI) January 26th – 29th at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. This one of a kind event brings together people from across Georgia and beyond to discover how to use… more »

Atlanta’s Full Radius Dance Introduce Disability and Art to “Experience of Disability in America” Students

Photo courtesy of Scott Nilsson Photography

 

“Disability is not a brave struggle or ‘courage in the face of adversity.’ Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live.” – Neil Marcus

Earlier this semester, representatives from Full Radius Dance of Atlanta spoke to a class of about 90 Georgia State University undergraduate students… more »

MPH Alumna & Instructor Attends White House Briefing

Jessica Howell, Master of Public Health alumna and part-time instructor with the Center for Healthy Development, recently attended a White House Community Leaders Briefing as a board member of The Arc of Georgia, a non-profit organization committed to serving those with developmental disabilities. The Arc is a chapter of The Arc of the United States,… more »

MPH Alumna & Instructor Attends White House Briefing

Jessica Howell, Master of Public Health alumna and part-time instructor with the Center for Healthy Development, recently attended a White House Community Leaders Briefing as a board member of The Arc of Georgia, a non-profit organization committed to serving those with developmental disabilities. The Arc is a chapter of The Arc of the United States,… more »