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by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator
Atlanta Parent Online

Atlanta Parent is a great magazine whose mission is to “share the stories that affect Atlanta families.” In their August 2010 issue, staff writer Melanie Wagner gathered together an expert panel to answer the questions of parents who have children with special needs.

Among this panel was Denise Urgent, Georgia Community Support and Solutions’ respite manager. The question asked of the panel was, “What is respite care? Why should I consider this for my child and me?” You can read Denise’s response at Atlanta Parent: August 2010 Just Kids.

In addition to reading Ms. Urgent’s answer to the question, I recommend Tidbits, written by Shifrah Combiths, a freelance writer from San Francisco who recently had her first child. Once again, although not directly related to GCSS, Ms. Combiths’ blog provides some thought-provoking stories about motherhood and family life that many parents can surely relate to.

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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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