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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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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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One More Time: Happy Thanksgiving, GCSS!

Every year on Thanksgiving, but even more so in the past few years, I’ve really taken a moment to reflect on what I’m thankful for. Last year, on our old BlogSpot blog, I wrote an entry entitled A Charlie Brown … Continue reading

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Howling Halloween Hundred: Update

Original text and stats provided by Amanda Duckworth, Community Relations Associate; published by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator Good afternoon!  We wanted to give you a brief update on GCSS’ First Annual Howling Halloween Hundred cycling event.  It was a … Continue reading

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Radio One 30th Anniversary Feature Up Now!

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator As I announced in the Oct. 26th blog entry, “Congratulations Are in Order!”, Georgia Community Support and Solutions has been selected as one of 30 organizations recognized in October by Radio One Atlanta. As … 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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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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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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I Am Golden Moons and Silver Stars…

Whether we like it or not, most of us have to work in some form or another.

The poem above, in its full form, has little to do with our work in and of itself, but this particular entry is meant as an update on our Casino Trip (a brief vacation from work), which had been mentioned earlier. Continue reading

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