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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...

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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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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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Self Advocacy Project Application

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Statewide (Rhode Island) Settlement Agreement Addresses Integrated Employment

On April 8, 2014, the United States Department of Justice reached a settlement agreement with Rhode Island to address the rights of people with disabilities to receive...

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Update on “The ‘Boys’ in the Bunkhouse”

On March 9, 2014 the New York Times published a follow-up article about the individuals who were at Henry’s Turkey Farm in Iowa.  To read the article and...