Getting Involved in the Legislature as a Medical Student

As a medical student, my lens of focus is very sharp. My interests are in things that allow me to do well in coursework, achieve necessary scores on exams, and networking towards my desired medical career. On Friday March 15, I, along with medical students around the country, found out which residency programs we would […]

What I Learned at The Arc’s National Convention

Martha Haythorn, Policy Intern with The Arc Georgia, reflects on her experiences at her first National Convention with The Arc of the United States, which took place this year in Nashville, Tennessee from November 7-10:   (Q) Why did you want to go to Convention?   (A) Before I came to the Convention, I applied […]

GAO Seeking GNETS Stories

Do you have experience with the GNETS? Have you, or has your child, struggled to get adequate behavior supports in school? Has staying, or keeping your child, in inclusive settings been difficult? If so, your story might be able to make Georgia schools more inclusive and help more Georgia kids get good educations. If you […]

GNETS Action Alert

ACT TODAY!! Comment by November 2, 2016 about Georgia’s Draft Proposed GNETS Rule Is your child currently attending a GNETS program, been in a GNETS program, or struggled to get quality supports for behavioral-related or mental health disabilities in your neighborhood school? If so, it is imperative that your voice be heard by November 2, 2016. But don’t […]

ACT TODAY: Comment on the HCBS Settings Rule by September 9

Hello Advocates!   Do you or someone you love get services through waivers like GAPP, ICWP, NOW, COMP, SOURCE or CCSP? If so, you need to let your voice be heard today.   A new federal rule, called the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule, tells providers how to give out services paid […]

UNLOCK! 2016 Legislative Disability Summit

Approximately 75 advocates gathered in Atlanta in late May to review the 2016 legislative session, celebrate recent achievements, and organize future coordinated legislative advocacy efforts with the disability community in Georgia. Attendees broke into small groups to discuss ways to engage more people across the state in legislative advocacy, identify key legislative issues, and consider […]

Are You Engaged in Advocacy? Sign Up with The Arc Georgia

The future for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities will be built on the foundation of how their services and supports are structured and funded. Those decisions happen at the local, state, and federal level, and by taking action as an informed advocate you will shape the future of programs like Medicaid and Social Security! […]