Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Inclusive College Programs in Georgia

Georgia is home to nine colleges with programs specifically for students with intellectual or developmental challenges; the Georgia Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Consortium coordinates the development of these programs at the state level.  These programs provide opportunities for college experiences and job skills development that were unheard of in the past!  The University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Georgia Southern - all have inclusive programs; for more information on applications requirements, costs, etc., visit http://www.gaipsec.org/ipseprograms.html

GaIPSEC is producing a series of parent webinars, on topics that will help families prepare for this important transition; visit this link to take advantage of these free learning opportunities!  http://www.gaipsec.org/2019-parent-webinar-series.html

Friday, October 18, 2019

Parent Workshop: Prepping for College

Students with IEPs who are investigating college options can receive supports to help them be successful - but it's not the same as high school!  How should you support your student as they prepare for this milestone?  Join us at the Oconee County Civic Center on Monday, October 21, at 6:30 pm to learn more about "College Prep for Students with IEPs".  A representative from the University of North Georgia will give advice and guidance on testing, documentation requirements to qualify for supports, how to access accommodations, and more!  We will also hear from a parent who has recently helped their student navigate this process.  Register at this link: https://forms.gle/cHHg5J3kENZgBK6X6


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Supported Decision-Making Workshop


The Georgia Advocacy Office, in conjuction with the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities, is sponsoring a symposium on Supported Decision- Making, with Morgan K. Whitlatch, Esq. Ms. Whitlatch is the Legal Director at Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the interests of people with developmental disabilities. Morgan has extensive experience in implementing systemic policy, practice, and training initiatives, including those of the National Resource Center on Supported Decision-Making and the Jenny Hatch Justice Project (JHJP), which are dedicated to advancing the “Right to Make Choices” of people who live with disabilities or who are elderly. Notably, Morgan co-represented Jenny Hatch in fighting for her right to engage in Supported Decision-Making as an alternative to permanent plenary guardianship.
 
THURSDAY
OCTOBER 17, 2019
4-7 pm
 
Courtyard Marriott Emory/Decatur
130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Register here: GAO Symposium
 
Contact Dana Lloyd at the Georgia Advocacy Office for more information
404.885.1234