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National Disability Voter Registration Week

Posted On July 14, 2020
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Monday, July 13, 2020- Friday, July 17, 2020

In 2020, over 35 million eligible voters will be people with disabilities, according to Rutgers University. That figure jumps to over 62 million eligible voters when you add in family members in the same household. Millions of others are connected to disability in work and community. AUCD… more »

Adult Disability Medical Home Health Care

Posted On July 7, 2020
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ADMH provides comprehensive, coordinated, person-centered healthcare for teens and adults with developmental disabilities. We strive to empower individuals and their families to become advocates for their own health and wellness needs.

Agency Goals:

Increase access to adult services as individuals with developmental disabilities transition from pediatric to adult healthcare services Support and conduct comprehensive, coordinated,… more »

Inclusive Spiritual Supports

Posted On June 23, 2020
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Houses of worship frequently fail to recognize individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities as valuable members of their communities. The CLD offers training and technical assistance to faith leaders and congregations on strategies and pragmatic solutions for including individuals with disabilities in congregational life.

For more information, please contact Mark Crenshaw.

Georgia DD Network

Posted On June 23, 2020
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The CLD collaborates regularly with the other members of the DD Network. Activities have included work on Inclusive Postsecondary Education, Georgia History Alliance, Advocacy Days at the Capitol, and the Children’s Freedom Initiative. The current five-year plan identifies five topics for future exploration as a network — Olmstead @ 20, transportation, community living, housing, and… more »

LEND Spotlight – Jessica Watson

Posted On May 19, 2020
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Meet Jessica Watson, a LEND trainee!   Jessica is part of the 2019-2020 Georgia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (GaLEND) cohort. Joining the GaLEND program helped to “seal the deal” on relocating to Atlanta after several years in south Georgia, as she considered other programs at various research universities in the southeast. GaLEND provides the… more »

COVID-19 Drug/Alcohol Resources for Latinx Families

Posted On May 15, 2020
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It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, anguish and worry during and after a crisis like COVID-19. The separation from loved ones, the loss of freedom, and the uncertainty about the state of the disease are all cause for concern. Studies show that most people in social isolation report negative psychological effects, including symptoms of… more »