Georgia Respite Summit

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator

(Information provided courtesy of Markesha Fuller of GCSS).

Obviously, those working at GCSS are familiar with Respite Care, but for those who aren’t, it consists of short-term or temporary care of the sick or disabled, in order to give “respite” (relief) to the normal caregiver (in most cases, a family member).

The Georgia Respite Summit’s purpose is to bring care providers as well as other interested groups together to compare notes on Respite Care; with our combined efforts, we will come up with solutions as to how we can best provide quality respite care in the future.

The Summit will be held:

Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 9am-4pm (registration 8:15am)

Health Systems Institute
Georgia Institute of Technology
828 West Peachtree St, NW 2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30332

Directions: Health Systems Institute @ GA Tech

Hotel: GA Tech Hotel

Lunch will be provided.

Session Topics

New Opportunities Waiver (NOW) & COMP Waiver and other Respite Funding in Georgia
Licensing for Respite
Legislative Update
LifeSpan Respite & Next Steps

Expert Panelists have been invited to share their knowledge.

For more information, contact Markesha Fuller at or (404) 419-9206.

We look forward to seeing you there!


About gcsscommunity

My name is Eric Pudalov, and I work as Community Events Coordinator with Georgia Community Support and Solutions, whose mission is to provide creative, life-enriching solutions to people with developmental disabilities and their families. I became interested in this field, however, due to having a disability myself; namely, I had brain surgery in 1996 at age 14, to remove a benign tumor. Following this, I had many difficulties with short-term memory, loss of strength, confusion, and emotional control. Fortunately, at present, I've recovered much of what I'd lost. Despite some setbacks, I graduated high school with honors, and received an academic scholarship to Adelphi Univ., where I earned a BA in Communications. Since then, I've held a number of different jobs and internships, among them a TA position at Sylvan Learning Center, and work as a "Service Leader" with Hands on Atlanta. Since living in GA, I've also been involved with two programs (including GCSS) that serve people with disabilities. My experience has included sharing apartments with adults with autism and other disorders. Though my so-called "limitations" may differ from those of others in the program, these experiences have helped me to realize that people, overall, are capable of much more than we may at first perceive. Search Engine Submission - AddMe
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One Response to Georgia Respite Summit

  1. Whitney says:

    Great work.

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