Category Archives: Disabilities

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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Objection, Your Honor! Relevance? (A Reflection on the Blog and Social Media)

As you can see by the picture above, there are some out there who are cynical about blogging in general. While I’m not necessarily one of these people, I do see their point in some instances.

Recently, someone in our organization noted that a few of the blog entries I’d written seemed a bit “off topic.” While the critique wasn’t highly specific… Continue reading

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The Golden Goals Awards 2010: New Categories?

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator NOTE: I would like to ask some questions regarding our upcoming Golden Goals Awards ceremony, which has been postponed until the winter. These questions are primarily addressed to our employees, but also to other … Continue reading

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Thoughts On: “Are You an Answer or a Question?”

William Reichard, of Marcana Internet Marketing Guides, writes in his blog on September 22, “Are You An Answer or a Question?”

One of the difficulties we’ve had at Georgia Community Support and Solutions is reaching a wider “audience.” Whether it’s to promote one of our events, to let people know about our services, or to simply network with other organizations, we’re still experimenting with the best methods as to how to do that. Continue reading

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What’s the Howling Halloween Hundred? Inquire Within!

GCSS is partnering with Challenged Child and Friends, Inc. for our first Annual Howling Halloween Hundred cycling event! Proceeds from this event go to both organizations and will benefit Georgia adults and children with Developmental Disabilities.
Our registration site is currently up and running at
Active.com: Howling Halloween Hundred. 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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