Category Archives: Disability Benefits

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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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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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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Thanksgiving: Donations Still Open? (Contact Info. Included)

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator As announced in our Oct. 20 entry, How is GCSS “Giving Thanks” this Thanksgiving?, we are still collecting donations for our Thanksgiving baskets, which are being designed by members of the Excitement Committee. We … Continue reading

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Congratulations Are in Order!

Re-post by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator CONGRATULATIONS, GCSS! Our organization has been chosen as one of the 30 organizations that will be recognized in the month of October by RADIO ONE ATLANTA! GCSS will be featured on Friday, October … Continue reading

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How is GCSS “Giving Thanks” this Thanksgiving?

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator As you well know, Thanksgiving is a time when we not only make an effort to show gratefulness for our own blessings, but to reach out to others who may be lacking some of … 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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Are There Jobs for People with Disabilities? (A Look at the MENA Career Expo)

On Wednesday, October 6, people receiving services from GCSS’ EmployABILITY program, along with several employees, attended the 2010 MENA (Metropolitan Employment Networking Association) Disability-Diversity Resources/Career Expo at the AT&T Midtown 2 Building.

Among the organizations represented were the Georgia Department of Labor, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and DeKalb Workforce Development. 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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