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 »

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 »

Center for Leadership in Disability Offers Parent Academies to Caregivers Across Georgia

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 »

Center for Leadership in Disability Partners with Georgia Tech’s Center on Advanced Communications Policy on $4.6 Million Grant

The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) at Georgia State University has partnered with Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) on a recently awarded $4.625 million grant to support research and development of wireless devices and technologies for people with disabilities.

This five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and… more »

Center for Leadership in Disability funded for Health Disparities Research Within HIV/AIDS and Disability Populations

The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) at Georgia State University in collaboration with the Phoenix Group Foundation has received funding from the Morehouse School of Medicine Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (TCC) for Health Disparities Research to conduct a community-based evaluation focused on the availability and quality of HIV/AIDS prevention services for individuals with intellectual, developmental… more »

The food pyramid divided into sections on a plate

National Public Health Week: Eat Well

It is well known that individuals with disabilities face health disparities, particularly in weight-related health outcomes, when compared to the non-disabled population. What is less well known is that among people with disabilities, those with intellectual disabilities have poorer health outcomes than those with physical or developmental disabilities. This can be attributed mainly to a… more »

Photo of Milestone Moments booklet

National Public Health Week: Be Healthy From the Start

The Center for Leadership in Disability recently completed a project investigating the use of CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. (LTSAE) Milestone Moments materials in underserved parents at risk for child maltreatment. The LTSAE Milestone Moments materials were designed to and have achieved the goal of reaching a range of audiences in order to increase… more »

Present at the 2013 Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Support Conference

Would you like to be a presenter for the 6th Annual Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Support Conference? We want to hear your ideas. The call for proposals for the 2013 Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Support Conference is now open.  The conference is scheduled for December 4-5, 2013 and will be held at Georgia… more »

Unlock the Waiting Lists

Posted On August 20, 2013


Georgia’s Unlock the Waiting Lists campaign is a targeted effort by a coalition of Georgia disability organization to educate the public and change public policy. Through this targeted effort, the group seeks to reduce or eliminate the waiting lists for thousands of Georgians with disabilities, the elderly, and their families who have a right… more »

Inclusive Post secondary Education

Posted On August 9, 2013

Georgia Inclusive Post-secondary Education Consortium Mission

The Georgia Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Consortium seeks to create  opportunities for students who have historically not had access to post-secondary educational  opportunities.  Members of the Consortium are committed to providing information and training resources for individuals, families, colleges & universities, and agencies to achieve the goal of inclusive PSE opportunities for… more »