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 »
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.
Increase access to adult services as individuals with developmental disabilities transition from pediatric to adult healthcare services Support and conduct comprehensive, coordinated,… more »
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.
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 »
The world has shifted drastically due to the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent events of racial injustice towards the Black community. Although our country is uncertain of the future outcome, we recognize the substantial progress we’ve made in the disability community.
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 »
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 »