Engaging Georgia Citizens in Protection & Advocacy

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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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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 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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Proposed Legislation Could Hurt Many People with Psychiatric Disabilities

The following press release is provided by the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR), the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), and the National...

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Accessible Voting

Advocate In Your Community Issue: You have just moved into town and decide to drive around your new community to familiarize your self with the surrounding area....

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Self Advocacy Organizations

Here is a List of Links to Self-Advocacy Organizations. If you would like to suggest other organizations to include in this list, please submit the information using...

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Update on the Ending the Use of Aversive Treatments

The Massachusetts Governor’s office filed a motion on 2/14/13 that would vacate a 1987 Consent Decree that has been an agreement with Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) that...

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Service Animals and Housing

Advocate In Your Community Issue: Joe and Mary live in Harmony Gardens, a 15 unit apartment complex.  Joe, who is Deaf, just took possession of a hearing dog,...

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Accessibility In Stores

Advocate In Your Community Issue: The holidays are here, and you decide to go on a shopping trip with your friend who uses a wheelchair. When you get to your favorite...