Advocacy Days for 2018: Mark Your Calendars!

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Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities has released its dates for special advocacy days during the next Georgia legislative session. The six days, ranging from dates in January through March, will focus on various policy matters of importance to members of our community with disabilities and their loved ones.

2018 GCDD Advocacy Day Themes

  • Advocacy Day #1 DD Waivers (January 23) – If you are on the waiting list for a NOW/COMP waiver OR you are currently enjoying the benefits of the waiver, then this is the day for you.
  • Advocacy Day #2 Employment (January 31) – Let’s talk Jobs. Come educate your legislator about your integrated & paid community job, or the barriers standing in your way!
  • Advocacy Day #3 Medicaid (February 14) – Medicaid is the lifeline for people with disabilities to live in their community. Come join us in educating our legislators about the importance of Medicaid in our lives. Remember in GA, Medicaid goes by many names: NOW/COMP Waiver, ICWP, CCSP, SOURCE, Katie Beckett, and GAPP just to name a few.
  • Advocacy Day #4 Inclusice Post-Secondary Education Programs (February 22) – If you attend, graduated from, or hope to one day attend one of GA’s Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Program, then this is your day!
  • Advocacy Day #5 UNLOCK Coalition (February 28) – Join the UNLOCK Coalition down at the Capitol to educate legislators on the importance of community integration.
  • Advocacy Day #6 Medicaid (March 15) – Medicaid is the lifeline for people with disabilities to live in their community. Come join us in educating our legislators about the importance of Medicaid in our lives. Remember in GA, Medicaid goes by many names: NOW/COMP Waiver, ICWP, CCSP, SOURCE, Katie Beckett, and GAPP just to name a few.
    *source https://gcdd.org

Make your voice heard, and register to attend an advocacy day today!

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