Georgia Lifespan Respite Summit: Register Now!

Reposted by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator (courtesy of the organizations below)

Georgia Lifespan Respite Summit: Register Now!

February 21, 2011 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Deadline: Feb. 16)

Location:
Clayton State University
Harry Downs Continuing Education Ctr.
Room 101
2000 Clayton State Blvd.
Morrow, GA 30260

Directions:
Harry Downs Continuing Ed. Ctr.

Campus Map:
Clayton State Maps

Lifespan Respite

Lifespan respite is a coordinated system of accessible community-based respite care services for family caregivers of children or adults with special needs.  This includes but is not limited to individuals with developmental disabilities, other disabilities, mental health issues, aging, illness, and child abuse.

Who should attend the Summit? Two Representatives from various state agencies, statewide organizations, community groups, respite providers, and family caregivers.  Seating is limited.  This will be a working meeting so come prepared to share your ideas and work in small groups. Please visit the registration site for more information.

Help us piece together an infrastructure for Lifespan Respite in Georgia

The Lifespan Respite Care Program is funded by the US Administration on Aging to help states expand and enhance respite services.  Join us on February 21, 2011, for this working meeting to learn about Lifespan Respite & Coalition Building, and to provide input into the design of a coordinated Georgia Lifespan Respite system.  Please note: Space for this session will be limited to two (2) persons per group, organization and/or agency. Please see the agenda below.  No walk-ins will be accepted.

Co-Hosts for Georgia’s Lifespan Respite Summit include:

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health
& Developmental Disabilities, Division of
Developmental Disabilities

Georgia Department of Human Services,
Division of Aging Services

Georgia Community Support & Solutions

Easter Seals of Georgia

The Event is free, but you must register online at: Arch National Respite Network and Resource Center (then select the State of Georgia).

For more information, visit the registration site above for contact: Chiyana Reaves at RegistrationMHDDAD@dhr.state.ga.us. Please be sure to add Lifespan Respite Summit in the subject line.

Special Thanks:

Caregiver Programs & Lifespan Respite
Family Caregiver Alliance

ARCH National Respite Network

Administration on Aging

Aging Disability Resource

DBHDD

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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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