INITIATIVES

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Georgia families asked to share their thoughts on proposed GNETS rule

Georgia Families: The Georgia Department of Education is in the preliminary stages of drafting a new state rule governing the GNETS program and services, and they...

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Georgia stands to lose $33 billion in federal funding for Medicaid

Right now is a critical time for families who rely on Medicaid. Georgia stands to lose $33 billion in federal funding for Medicaid, CHIP, and financial assistance...

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The Disability Cliff, article by Samuel R. Bagenstos

This excellent article was written by Samuel R. Bagenstos, a Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, and an expert in disability law.  He served...

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Joint Letter Issued by DOJ and OCR Regarding DOL’s FSLA rule and Olmstead

On 12/15/14 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights, together with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division...

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New Rules Could Close Sheltered Workshops

An article published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution Business Page on 9/14/14, (picked up from the Kansas City Star), reports that about 450,000 people nationwide...

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Community Options

We believe that all people should have “a good life,” including a home, friends, relationships, and jobs. The information presented here can help support a good...

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Your Rights During Confinement in a Georgia Institution

Know Your Rights: a Summary of Your Rights During Confinement in a Georgia Mental Health or Developmental Services Institution Civil rights: You keep all of your...

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Your Rights and Involuntary Mental Health Treatment

Understanding Your Legal Status:  a Summary of Your Rights Pertaining to Civil Involuntary Mental Health Treatment I. If You are Confined in an Emergency Receiving...

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Participate in a Discussion about Self Advocacy

Do you have a self-advocacy project that you would like to undertake but are not sure of how to go about doing it? The Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO) wants to support...

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New Minimum Wage Bill in Senate

On April 9, 2014 Senator Harkin (IA) introduced a new minimum wage bill in the Senate.  It contains a tax depreciation change to support businesses in using the...