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The Georgia Developmental Disabilities Network and partnering organizations are launching a weekly community call to address issues and concerns related to COVID-19. The goal of these weekly forums is to receive and provide guidance and resources to the people they support across the state. Spectrum is proud to be a partnering organization. This is a great way to connect and get needed information and support.

COVID-19 in Georgia: Supporting People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

This is a weekly online/phone series to share your COVID-19 challenges and learn about resources available to Georgians with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Calls take place every Tuesday.

Registration is required for each session

Who can participate in this call?

People with disabilities and their family members
Service providers
Policymakers
State and Federal human and social services agency leaders
Media professionals and journalists

If you were unable to participate in this week's session, find a complete recording of the presentation here. A complete collection of resources shared during our sessions are available in this Google Folder.

For questions about the call or resources, email gaddcovid19@gmail.com.

Share Your COVID-19 Story

We are asking that you share how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting your daily life as a person with a developmental or intellectual disability. Your stories should include how your direct support staff, health, employment, housing and family’s needs and concerns must be addressed and included in COVID-19 related policies and funding. For more information and story guidelines download this document.

This web series is brought to you by the Georgia Developmental Disabilities Network

The Arc Georgia
Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University
Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta
Fragile X Association of Georgia
Georgia Advocacy Office
Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
Institute on Human Development and Disability at the University of Georgia
Parent to Parent of Georgia
Spectrum Autism Support, Education and Resources