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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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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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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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A Holly, Jolly GCSS: Holiday Party 2010 (Special Thanks to Victoria’s Secret)

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator (with contributions from Amanda Duckworth, Community Relations Associate) On Tuesday, December 7, 2010, we here at GCSS held our annual Holiday Party for the people we serve.  Our office, for the moment, became a … 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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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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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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