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This Week in GeorgiaGov: Disability

Help for the Homeless in Georgia

August 4, 2016

Georgia's home to nearly 14,000 homeless individuals throughout the state. However, there are a number of programs that offer assistance and care that can better their lives and the lives of the families. Funding and programs that reach homeless individuals with disabilities, AIDS, veterans and their families are available through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. 

Georgia's Resources for Autism

April 15, 2015

With a new autism insurance bill being signed into law, now is a good time to look at Georgia's resources for children on the spectrum. 

Making Home Modifications for People With Disabilities

March 31, 2015

Making home modifications can make life easier for those who have a disability. 

Getting Mental Health Help

December 13, 2013

Find out how the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities can help you find mental health services.

Selecting a Long Term Care Facility

September 10, 2013

The Department of Community Health offers GaMap2Care to help you find personal care homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities near you.

Applying for the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship

August 13, 2013

Many ways exist to help you support your child with special needs. The Department of Education provides a scholarship for children who qualify with the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program. Take a look and do some research to see if they can help you!

Dementia Task Force Wants Your Input

August 9, 2013

In a recent study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly 14.3% of older Georgians report increasing incidence of confusion or memory loss. A new state task force seeks your input to plan care for those who will later suffer dementia.

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Launches New Website

May 13, 2013

Focused on helping workers with disabilities find jobs and grow more independent, the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency last week launched its new website.

Senate Adopts Alzheimer’s Response Plan

February 18, 2013

Alzheimer’s prevention and awareness is a critical issue facing Georgia’s rapidly-expanding aging population.

October Is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 22, 2012

The opportunity to earn a living and be self-supporting is a broadly held goal by Americans. Work is a foundation of stability for individuals and can give one’s life meaning and purpose. Unfortunately, the rate and level of employment for people with disabilities is staggeringly low. Labor force participation is 22% for people with disabilities as compared to 69% for people without disabilities.