Gaining Freedom, Coming Home

Join us on November 16th from 4-7 PM for a photography exhibition that showcases the journeys of five individuals moving from long-term care facilities back into the community. Participants were invited to evaluate the Money Follows the Person program* by using an approach called photovoice, which encourages participants to record, reflect, and share their experiences […]

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 […]

Wings for Autism Lands at the World’s Busiest Airport

  The Wings for Autism program from The Arc of the U.S. came to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in April during National Autism Awareness month.  The event, which was designed for people with autism and other developmental disabilities, aims to reduce the stress and uncertainty associated with flying by giving travelers the opportunity to rehearse […]