We Need Your Help

We can’t have the Medicaid cuts. Medicaid is the backbone of community living. It pays for services. It gives people with I/DD the healthcare they need. Less Medicaid means more people in institutions, more people quitting work to care for a relative with a disability, and more people going without healthcare. Medicaid cuts and caps […]

2017 SPADD Conference

The 2017 SPADD Conference is coming up, and we now have information about who some of the speakers will be:   Eric Jacobson: Mr. Jacobson is a familiar name in Georgia disability advocacy.He has been the Executive Director of the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities since 1997, and that is only the most current of […]

Dottie Adams: a Life Well Lived

Dottie Adams’ life is one worth honoring, worth trying to emulate as we go about our business from day to day. From her home in Athens, Dottie raised two children, completed higher education, and worked on behalf of Georgia families beyond count. In her work, first at Advantage Behavioral Health Systems and then on the […]

July 2016 Newsletter

LATEST NEWS UNLOCK! 2016 Legislative Disability Summit       Approximately 75 advocates gathered in Atlanta to review the 2016 legislative session, celebrate recent achievements, and organize future coordinated legislative advocacy efforts with the disability community in Georgia. One participant commented that they most enjoyed the opportunity to “create a unified agenda.” Read more here.   […]

February 2016 Newsletter

Mark Your Calendars to Advocate at the Capitol   Join us on March 10, at the Georgia Capitol to talk with legislators about specific issues, such as addressing the disparity in pay rates between waiver programs for direct support professionals.   The Beloved Connections Made at the GW   Georgia Winter Institute is a great […]

Being the Beloved Community: Welcoming Children of All Abilities to Church

Being the Beloved Community: Welcoming Children of All Abilities to Church, May 9-12, 2016 will take place at the Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary. This four-day conference will focus on ways church communities can become more accommodating to cognitively or physically disabled children and their families. For the convenience of those with schedule […]

The Arc Georgia Pooled Trust

Pooled Trusts Special Needs Trusts are utilized to help provide the extras in life, above and beyond the basics provided by government programs. The Arc Georgia Pooled Trust offers two types of trusts to help families provide the highest quality of life for a family member with a disability… now and for the future. First […]