Category Archives: Autism

President Obama Makes “Rosa’s Law” Official

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator In January of 2010, President Barack Obama signed an act known as Rosa’s Law, which officially changed references in federal law from “mental retardation” to “intellectual disability,” as well as rewording “mentally retarded individual” … Continue reading

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It’s in the Squag™: Parents of Teens with Autism Take Note!

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator DISCLAIMER: Georgia Community Support and Solutions is not affiliated with or funded by Squag.com, or Squag.org Inc.; the opinions expressed here are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views … Continue reading

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What and When is the Georgia Adult Autism Program Open House? (Answers Provided)

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator If you read this blog regularly, you may have heard about GCSS’ Georgia Adult Autism Program.  But even if you don’t, you’re still welcome! The GAAP is hosting its Open House from 2-5 PM … Continue reading

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Lives Cut Short: Why are Suicides Common in People with Developmental Disabilities?

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator Is suicide an issue of concern among families of people with developmental disabilities?  If recent headlines and past recorded incidents are any indication, the answer is yes.  One recent article spoke of a particularly … Continue reading

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The Opinions of this Blogger Do Not Necessarily Reflect the Opinions of GCSS

Based on my previous entry, there’s one more thing I should clear up: I occasionally express personal opinions in this blog that are not representative of Georgia Community Support and Solutions as a whole. Continue reading

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Inspector Gregory: Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?

Sherlock Holmes: To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.

IG: The dog did nothing in the night-time.

SH: That was the curious incident. Continue reading

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Disability: A Blessing in Disguise?

While Georgia Community Support and Solutions is not a religiously-affiliated organization, and I don’t want to present it as such, I thought it relevant to share a gift that was given to me by someone who visited our office today. Continue reading

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Why is Georgia Cutting the SOURCE?

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator In the September 9th issue of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, an article entitled Disabled Georgians sue over program cuts discussed lawsuits filed by six Georgians over the loss of benefits from SOURCE (Service Options Using … Continue reading

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Why Are People Afraid of Clowns? They Don’t Look Under the Make-Up!

A topic I frequently joke about among friends is clowns, in particular “evil clowns.” I don’t remember as to why this has become a running gag among my group of friends, but regardless, I’m aware that many people are afraid of clowns. Continue reading

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This is a Job for…Danger Woman!

Someone I know personally in the “disabled” community, who is nevertheless high-functioning, sometimes refers to herself as Danger Woman. I’ll decline to mention her real name here out of confidentiality, but if you search for “Danger Woman” on Google or any major search engine, chances are many results will appear. Continue reading

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