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This Week in GeorgiaGov: Disability
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.
Making home modifications can make life easier for those who have a disability.
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!
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.
Focused on helping workers with disabilities find jobs and grow more independent, the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency last week launched its new website.
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.