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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

Just in Time for Mother’s Day: A Delicious Raffle

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator (courtesy of the Excitement Committee) Just In Time For Mother’s Day Items In The Basket (Valued At $250) 1. Victoria’s Secret Gift Bag ($50 Gift Card + Sexy Little Things Perfume) 2. Assorted Chocolates … Continue reading

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Reminder: No Limits – A Celebration of Georgia Artists with disAbilities Due!

Info. provided courtesy of VSA Arts of GA and Mason Murer Fine Art; Re-posted by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator   No Limits: A Celebration of Georgia Artists with disAbilities VSA arts of Georgia presents a statewide juried exhibition of … Continue reading

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Cookies at the Capitol…

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator Photos by Amanda Duckworth, Community Relations Associate Today, in preparation for Disability Day (which takes place this Thursday, February 24th), a number of participants from our Art & Food Program, along with Community Relations … Continue reading

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EmployABILITY Community Clean Team Car Wash

Re-posted by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator   EmployABILITY “The Community Clean Team” Wednesday, February 23, 2011 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Main Office 1945 Cliff Valley Way NE Suite 220 Atlanta, GA 30329 For more details or to schedule your … Continue reading

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All About Developmental Disabilities: A Message from Rita Young, Dir. of Public Policy & Education

Re-posted from AADD (All About Developmental Disabilities) Read more at AADD Our Vision “We believe that people with developmental disabilities, and their families, are among the most challenged, excluded, and vulnerable people in society.  For many people we support, AADD … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Event Update from VSA Arts of Georgia

Reposted from VSA Arts’ Website by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator VSA (Vision, Strength, and Action) of Georgia states that their mission is to provide “access to the arts for people with disabilities and those with low income.  We are … Continue reading

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No Limits: A Celebration of Georgia Artists with Disabilities

Re-posted by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator (text by Mark Mason Karelson, Director of Mason Murer Fine Art) Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 7-10PM – VSA Arts of Georgia presents a statewide juried exhibition of visual art.  Eligible works will … Continue reading

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In Memory of Irwin Israel

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator (Information provided courtesy of Atlanta Jewish News) Irwin Israel, of Atlanta, died on December 2, 2010. Irwin moved to Atlanta in 1992 after an auto accident in Philadelphia.  Here in Atlanta, he made a … Continue reading

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