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: […]

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 […]

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! […]

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 […]

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 […]