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 […]

Election Masterpost

Happy Election Day!! This is The Arc Georgia’s guide to making sure the whole experience goes as smoothly as possible.   If You Already Voted Thank you for doing your civic duty and being proactive. If the election is making you anxious, it’s okay to turn off the news. You can still volunteer for a […]

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 […]

Hurricane Matthew Resources

This is the information we have that may be useful in the lead-up to the storm, during the storm, and in its immediate aftermath. If you have anything to add, please EMAIL IT TO LTAYLORPARKER@GMAIL.COM OR LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW. We will be checking for your input regularly.   Statewide:   Airbnb has waived fees for anyone […]

Angee Barcus: Down Syndrome Positivity

Ms. Barcus, the parent of a child with Down Syndrome, sent us these thoughts on life with her daughter, what The Arc means to her, and her new book.   I have recently published my first book about Lisa. She is my youngest child, and she has Down Syndrome.     Lisa’s story, Snapshots of Lisa: […]