Initiatives

Olmstead Planning Committee

Posted On August 9, 2013

It has been 15 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a landmark decision known as the Olmstead Decision. Two Georgia citizens, Lois Curtis and the late Elaine Wilson, who both spent a large majority of their lives receiving services inside of a state institution made the decision that they wanted to out of… more »

Children’s Freedom Initiative

Posted On August 9, 2013

The Children’s Freedom Initiative (CFI) is a collaborative effort to ensure that children who live in facilities are given the chance to live with permanent, loving families. We are a coalition of advocates dedicated to creating a Georgia in which no child resides in a facility.

The CFI is supported by the Georgia Developmental Disabilities… more »

Person Centered Planning

Posted On August 9, 2013

Person-centered planning is a process that empowers people with and without disabilities to know that the possibilities of their goals can become realities of their future. The process uses people’s gifts and talents to put them in charge of defining the direction for their lives. This focus ultimately leads to greater inclusion as valued members… more »

Initiatives

Posted On August 9, 2013
Community & Family Autism Conference & Exposition of Georgia Children’s Freedom Initiative Transition to Adulthood Georgia Developmental Disabilities Network Inclusive Post-secondary Education Latino Community of Practice National Collaborative on Disability, Religion, & Inclusive Spiritual Supports Olmstead Planning Committee Person Centered Planning Unlock the Waiting Lists Education & Schools Inclusive Digital Expression and Literacy (IDEAL) Transition… more »