May is Mental Health Month 2020: “Tools 2 Thrive”

Posted On May 1, 2020
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Since 1949, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. We welcome other organizations to join us in spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about by using… more »

Positive Behavior Support Training for Families

Posted On April 10, 2020
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Positive Behavior Support Parent Academy – FOR PARENTS

Description: Through these five sessions, parents learn how to apply the positive behavior support process to their individual child’s/family’s needs. Group sessions are held on the days below. Individualized coaching sessions are held between the group sessions at times that are convenient to the parent.

Dates (Parents should… more »

Autism Acceptance Month

Posted On March 31, 2020
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In recent years you may have noticed that folks have shifted to include both “Awareness” and “Acceptance” in April messaging. 2019 marked the full transition to April as Autism Acceptance Month.

CLD Spotlight: Erin Vinoski-Thomas

Posted On March 18, 2020
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Meet Erin Vinoski-Thomas, the Director of Health and Wellness at CLD!

Erin first joined the CLD as a Research Associate in July 2012 through August 2015, and returned recently as faculty in August 2019. Erin is responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of research and other activities in the broad area of health and… more »

LEND Spotlight – Rasheera Dopson

Posted On February 25, 2020
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Meet Rasheera Dopson, a LEND trainee!

Rasheera started the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) course in August 2019 and it so far says it has been an “enjoyable, eye-opening experience”. She was first introduced to LEND at one of the state’s Advocacy Days where she met the LEND Director and another trainee. She was… more »

Affiliate Spotlight – Mattie Jordan

Posted On January 29, 2020
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Meet Mattie Jordan, a CLD affiliate! Mattie joined the Center for Leadership in Disability in August 2019 as a student intern to provide graphic design services. She likes how welcoming and friendly everyone is at the CLD, and how willing everyone is to help others. Mattie hopes to become a successful graphic designer, creating things… more »

The Need for Pre-service Interdisciplinary Training for OTs, PTs, and SLPs to Work in Early Intervention in Georgia

Posted On January 23, 2020
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Authors: Janae Law1, Caroline Malone1, Brittany Marquis1, Raynell Washington, LMSW1, Angelina Allen2, Tassia Drame2, Krystyn Malveaux2, Hasna Zainul2

Organizational Affiliations: 1GaLEND Program at Georgia State University, 2MCH Center of Excellence at Emory University


Left Column Introduction This study examined the current supports and barriers in the delivery of early intervention (EI) services for children birth… more »

Early Lessons Learned from Incorporating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) into the LEND curriculum

Posted On January 22, 2020
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Authors: Stephanie D. Baumann, Molly Tucker, Emily Graybill, Mark Crenshaw, & Daniel Crimmins

Georgia State University, Center for Leadership in Disability, School of Public Health


Main Points

Creating UDL presentations helped trainees in both their understanding and confidence about using UDL. By creating UDL presentations as part of the LEND curriculum, future leaders and… more »