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You are invited to our 40th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, October 19th!

Please join us on the evening of October 19th, 2017 In a celebration of 40 years of advocacy, with the Honorable Roy Barnes, and keynote speaker, Representative...

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You are invited to join us for two learning experiences with David Pitonyak

You are invited to join us for two learning experiences with David Pitonyak These workshops have been approved by NASW-GA for 5.5 CE hours The Importance of Belonging...

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YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT IS CRITICAL NOW!

Proposed DOE changes mean any child with a disability and behavioral challenges may be placed in segregated GNETS settings. The Georgia Department of Education is...

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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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Dr. Zo Stoneman inducted into UGA Honor Hall of Recognition.

GAO would like to congratulate our partner and colleague, Dr. Zo Stoneman on her induction into the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences Honor Hall of Recognition....

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Nick Dupree Fought To Live ‘Like Anyone Else’

The world lost a great author and disability activist on February 18th. “[Nick Dupree] dared. He persisted. He defied. In the end, it wasn’t his will...

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Naomi Walker Fund

The Georgia Advocacy Office mourns the loss of one of our colleagues, Attorney Naomi Walker.  Naomi dedicated her entire adult life, over 20 years at the Georgia...

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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...