Community Events: June

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator

It would certainly make sense that since the title of this blog is “Community Events,” we would discuss events that are going on in the Atlanta-Metro area relevant to Georgia Community Support and Solutions.

For June of 2010, I’m in the process of working on our coming events calendar, which for the past couple of months has either been missing or incomplete. This time around, however, that will not be the case.

Already, I’ve begun research for what to add to this calendar, and have put in place some events that are almost certainly going to be fun as well as educational.

However, what we would like to do differently, this time around, is make the calendar, and its contents, available to more people. Therefore, once it’s finished, I plan on posting a link to it in this blog, as well as having it readily available on our main website (in other words, easily visible on the front page).

For those of you who are unfamiliar with our events calendar, it consists not only of happenings set up through GCSS, but many family-friendly activities that take place throughout Atlanta and its surrounding neighborhoods.

Primarily, the included goings-on take place in DeKalb, Fulton, Cobb, Henry, Clayton, and Gwinnett Counties, as most of the people we serve live in those general areas.

Based on the feedback we’ve received to the blog thus far, we would love to include any suggestions you might have as to other events that you’d like to see on the calendar.

As always, thank you for your cooperation and participation!

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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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