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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...

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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