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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 want to hear from you. The DOE is hosting four regional feedback meetings to get your input on the proposed draft rule regarding how Georgia provides supports for behavioral-related disabilities and the current GNETS programs. Buford City: April 12, 3pm – 6pm Dublin: April 13, 3pm – 6pm Thomasville: April 19, 3pm – 6pm Atlanta: June 15, 9:30am At these meetings, speakers will have 3 minutes...Full Story »

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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 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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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...