Tag Archives: Developmental disability

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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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 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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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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