Georgia Lifespan Respite Care Summit (Schedule)

Monday, February 21, 2011

9:00-9:30 – Coffee and Registration

9:30-10:00 – Welcome and Introductions: Respite Coalition/Program Representatives State agency, ADRC Representative, and ARCH Staff

10:00-10:30 – Respite…What a Relief
Family Caregiving Experiences

10:30-11:10 – The Need for Respite in Our State
Presented by experts in Aging Services and Development Disabilities

11:10-11:40 – Breakout Session: Group Introductions/Mini Focus Group to gather state baseline information, share each participant’s respite connection, and discuss strengths/barriers/gaps in respite services within the state of Georgia.

11:40-12:10 – Report Back

12:10-1:10 – Lunch (provided onsite)


1:10-2:00 – Understanding Lifespan Respite and Statewide Lifespan Respite Models: What are the Next Steps for Georgia? ARCH Staff

2:00-3:00 – Think Tank: Facilitated Breakout Groups

3:00-3:30 – Report Back


3:30-4:00 – Next Steps/Set Goals

With Support from:
Family Caregiver AllianceFamily Caregiver Alliance

ARCH RespiteARCH National Respite Network

Administration on AgingAdministration on Aging


DBHDDGA Dept. of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities

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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