Everybody Can Serve
Martin Luther King, Jr. said "Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve…" So begins the introduction to Everybody Can Serve a video and presentation guide for self-advocates from the Institute on Disability at The University of Georgia.
Georgia Advocacy Office
The Georgia Advocacy Office is a private, non-profit corporation. Its mission is to work with and for oppressed and vulnerable individuals in Georgia who are labeled as disabled or mentally ill to secure their protection and advocacy. GAO's work is mandated by Congress, and GAO has been designated by Georgia as the agency to implement Protection and Advocacy within the state.
Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
A helpful site which includes information regarding Georgia's efforts to support direct support workers.
Georgia Institute on Human Development
The Georgia Institute on Human Development has done a great job developing easy-to-use "strength-based portfolios" for children and adults. Visit their web site for more information about ordering "Take a Look at Me" booklets. Click on Resources, Publications and scroll down (also available in Spanish, Korean, French and Vietnamese).
Based in Athens, Georgia Options supports people who experience disabilities to live in their own homes and communities. Check out their wonderful mission statement!
State of the States Report
If you want to know what a state believes, don't pay attention to the mission statement or legislative proclamations. Examine the budget. A budget is a statement of beliefs.
David Braddock and other researchers at the Coleman Institute have been publishing their State of the States Report for years to help us to understand how each state is doing in its fiscal commitment to community supports. Find out how your state is doing at this great site.
Also: Check out the United Cerebral Palsy Analysis of Medicaid For Americans with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for an update on how your state is doing.
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