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Department of Justice Reaches Landmark Americans with Disabilities Act Settlement Agreement with Rhode Island
When interacting with disabled individuals it’s extremely important to think before we speak and to put the person before the disability.
How do you define yourself. Please leave comment on this post with a word that defines you. Share this post so that other will know to “spread the word to end the word”.
March is developmental disabilities awareness month. The Heart of Georgia Transition Alliance believes that all people have the right to define who they are and that the “r” word should never be used to describe anyone. Individuals with cognitive disabilities and other developmental disabilities are capable of enjoying life’s experiences and using the “r” word is hurtful and harmful. I define me!
The Heart of Georgia Transition Alliance is excited to announce that we preparing to develop a database of services for disabled individuals in our service areas. Once it’s created the database will be on our main website.
We need your help with collecting service provider information for the database. Completed forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to the GLRS office at 478-277-4065
Click Here to download the Service Provider Form.
Submission Deadline is February 13, 2013!!
Examples of Places to Contact:
- Family Connections Contact
- Health Department
- Public Transit Information
- Social Security Office
- Public School System Contact Information /Private School Information
- Department of Family and Children Services
- Local Social Clubs /Organization within the community (Lions Club, Pilot Club, Kiwanis Club, Civitan Club, Junior Leagues, Rotary Club etc.)
- Chamber of Commerce Information
- Recreation Departments
Title: Independent and Community Living
Date: January 23, 2014 at 4:00pm
Presenter: Amy Pileggi
Do you enjoy doing things independently? Do you want to get involved in sports, recreation or social activities? Do you want to learn how to volunteer? Then this is the webinar for you! You’re invited to listen to Amy Pileggi as she talks about life as an individual with a disability, her involvement in her community and her journey to become employed.
This is a completely free webinar so go click the link below to become a listener. On the morning of the presentation everyone who has registered will emailed some great handouts put together by Amy. So be sure to sign up by the day before the presentation to get on the list to receive the handouts.
Don’t forget about the upcoming HGTA Transition Symposium that will be on September 30th! Go to http://www.ciclt.net/sn/resa/recl_application.aspx?CL_ID=100731&ClientCode=ecglrs to register for the symposium. We’re excited about everything we have planned and are looking forward to seeing you all.
PDF Version of Flyer: Transition Symposium Flyer
The Heart of Georgia Transition Alliance is proud and excited to announce that we will be hosting a Transition Symposium on September 30, 2013. Please see the flyer below for all the details and click here to download a PDF copy of the event flyer.
The Heart of Georgia Transition Alliance is going to be participating in the first annual Dublin / Laurens County Juneteenth Celebration on June 15th. Check out the flyers on this post and our HGTA Events Page for more details.
In addition to all the booths, music, fun and games there will also be the 1st Annual Unity Scholarship Car Show.
Here are downloadable copies of all the flyers & registration forms:
Click on here to download a PDF copy of the flyer.
Today I’m going to share a new page on our blog titled, “HGTA Surveys”. This page is going to be dedicated to providing surveys for the HGTA blog and the alliance as a whole. Click here to go to HGTA Survey’s page. When you visit the page today you’ll find a link to our Heart of Georgia Transition Alliance Awareness survey.
Your HGTA Blogger,
Today I received a number of comments from people asking about being able to read posts via RSS Feed. Therefore, I am working on getting that option up and running. Utilizing an RSS Feed is something that is new to me so please bear with me. In the meantime you can visit our blog from any computer. Be sure to follow our blog via email and also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
In addition to following us online please go to the homepage / welcome page of this blog and complete the Heart of Georgia Transition Alliance Awareness Survey!!! Finally if there’s a transition related topic you’d like to know more about leave me a comment and it will be reviewed and possibly written about on the blog. Thank you again to all of our faithful readers.
Good Evening Readers,
I’d like to remind you to visit fellow alliance member, Margaret blog on Parent to Parent’s website. She shares experiences as the mother of a disabled individuals along with discussing topics that disabled individuals face. Her latest posts are entitled, “The River” and “Inclusion”. Click here to go directly to her blog.
Your HGTA Blogger,
As the month of Autism Awareness comes to a close I’d like to recommend a few resources offered on Autism Speaks’ website.
What is Autism? It is a disorder that has to do with the brain and there are different degrees of Autism. Click here to read a complete article on what autism is and the autism spectrum, the causes, etc.
Transitioning from High School to Adulthood: Autism Speak offers a great tool kit to guide individuals with autism and their families threw the transition from high school to adulthood. Click here to view the FREE downloadable Transition tool kit.
Employment Tool Kit: Autism Speaks also offers an employment tool kit full of great resources on the ins and outs of becoming employed. Click here to view the FREE downloadable Employment tool kit.
Registration is now open for the 1st Annual “Soul Shine 5K…Helping Children with Disabilities Shine in GA” benefiting Parent to Parent of Georgia!! For online registration click on the link below. What are you waiting for…register NOW… Continue reading
Anchor of Hope Foundation is hosting it’s 4th Annual Autism Awareness Festival and 5K Trail Race & Family Fun Run/Walk on April 27,2013!
Dayspring Church Campus 1045 Hwy 41 South Forsyth, GA 31029
7:00am: Race Registration
8:00am: 5K Trail Race
9:00: Awards Ceremony
9:30am: Family Fun Run/Walk
8:00am-2:00pm: FREE Family Fun Festival
The Festival will include-
Children’s play area with:
Community Resource Fair with information from:
Live Entertainment From:
The Door Holders and other local talent
Would you like to be a:
Sponsor- Click here
Resource/Craft/Business/Church Vendor- Click here
Food Vendor- Click Here
Volunteer- Click here
Racer- Click here