Atlanta Events This Week

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator

Unfortunately, due to some last-minute difficulties, our Events Calendar hasn’t been sent out yet. However, please expect it this afternoon!

This time around, several of the events pertain to Black History Month, including the “Black in Film” Series held at Underground Atlanta, and the “African-American Cinema Gallery” (also at Underground Atlanta).

There are also a number of artistic/entertainment-related events. I plan on attending a few of these myself, so I might be able to review them in the blog.

I also invite staff, consumers, and their families to attend! And I’m sure I said this before, but if you do happen to attend any of these events, please leave feedback here or on our Facebook group.


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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