RESOURCES

GEORGIA MICROBOARDS ASSOCIATION MANUAL


GEORGIA MICROBOARDS ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER

Volume 1 - August, 2013 - Feature Article: Betty Thompson's Circle of Friends
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs139/1114362673391/archive/1116631997525.html

Volume 2 - March, 2014 - Feature Article: The Gifts of Strangers
 http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs139/1114362673391/archive/1116960117500.html

Volume 3 - August, 2014 - Feature Article:I Didn't Know My Daughter Was A Perfectionist
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs139/1114362673391/archive/1117952653796.html  

Volume 4 - April 30, 2015 - Feature Article: An Inspirational and Energizing Day
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs139/1114362673391/archive/1119821547591.html  

Volume 5 - October, 2015 - Feature Article: The Power of Asking
  http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs139/1114362673391/archive/1122130184328.html

Volume 6 - February, 2016 - Feature Article: The Hurricane Paintings
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs139/1114362673391/archive/1123789611060.html
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INCLUSIVE POST SECONDARY EDUCATION


Columbus State University Guidance and Opportunities for Academic and Leadership Success (GOALS)
https://te.columbusstate.edu/goals.php


East Georgia State College Choice Program
http://www.ega.edu/offices/student_affairs/choice

Georgia Inclusive Post Secondary Education Consortium

http://www.gaipsec.org/

Georgia Institute of Technology Excel Program 

Kennesaw State University Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth

University of Georgia Destination Dawgs Program
http://www.fcs.uga.edu/ihdd/destination-dawgs



LEGAL and GOVERNMENTAL RESOURCES

American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
http://aaidd.org/


Best Practices When Interacting with Persons with Disabilities-ADA Georgia
http://ada.georgia.gov/documents/best-practices-when-interacting-persons-disabilities-0


Department of Behaviorial Health and Developmental Disabilities

Georgia Advocacy Office
http://thegao.org/

Georgia’s Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities and Elderly Persons 

A Guide for Self-Directing NOW and COMP Waiver Services - Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.
http://www.gcdd.org/images/Reports/SELF-DIRECTING-GUIDE-FOR-FAMILIES-Final.pdf


How to choose a Trustee or a Co-Trustee for a Special Needs Trust by Attorney Mark Biernath
http://nadlerbiernath.com/index.aspxTypeContent=CUSTOMPAGEARTICLE&custom_pages_articlesID=1333


MICROBOARD ASSOCIATIONS


Tenneessee Association of Microboards and Human Service Co-ops
http://www.tn.gov/cdd/article/microboards-and-human-service-co-ops

Illinois Association of Microboards and Cooperatives
http://www.iambc.org/

Virginia Microboards Association
http://virginiamicroboards.org/

Wisconsin Microboard Association


NEWS AND PRESS 

University of Georgia considers program for intellectually disabled students | USA TODAY College
http://college.usatoday.com/2015/01/14/u-of-georgia-considers-program-for-intellectually-disabled-students/



PERSON-CENTERED PLANNING/PATHs


Michael Smull - Person Centered thinking, planning, and approaches - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvANuym5VXY




Person-Centered Planning at AADD (Stacey Ramirez)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ-WmSI7ymM

Person-Centered Planning with Graphics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHdYXD7aSaI


Solution Circle


PUBLICATIONS

Association of Positive Behavior Supports
http://www.apbs.org/


KEEPING PROMISES: GEORGIA STORIES" by Gillian Russell Grable
This  book highlights stories that reveal the capacity for both paid and natural 
support of family, friends and neighbors to enable people with developmental disabilities to live 
in their homes and thrive in their communities.  

Author Gillian Russell Grable drove along roads and highways to visit families and listen to their 
stories. She has had the privilege of learning with people with disabilities, families, and community members for over 30 years. She delights in introducing people to one another and watching people find and receive each other’s’ gifts. You will meet in these narratives people with developmental disabilities and their family members: Susannah and Sam; David and Marguerite; Ethel and Belinda; Sarah and Robbie; Eddie and Josephine; Gennet and Effie; and Jimmy and Madge. 

The cost of the book is $29.99 plus tax and shipping.  Bulk discounts of 5 or more books is available.
1 – 4 Books           0%        $29.99
5 – 9 Books         10%        $26.99
10 – 30 Books     15%        $25.49
31 – 50 Books     25%        $22.49
Over 50               40%        $17.99

Tax should be applied for the county the shipment will go to (tax is not applicable for out of state purchases).  
Shipping for up to 4 books is a flat rate of $6.95.  For orders of 5 or more books, please contact Becky Brightwell for a quote (bbrightw@uga.edu). 

To purchase the book:
Send a check payable to UGA /IHDD and mail to:
IHDD / UGA
Media Fulfillment Dept. / G32B
850 College Station Road
Athens, GA  30602
To pay by credit card, please call 706-542-6089 and speak with Vici Payne.



Making a Difference Magazine-Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
http://www.gcdd.org/news-a-media/making-a-difference-magazine.html


Proxy Care Guide - Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities 
http://www.gcdd.org/images/Reports/proxy%20care%20guide%20-%20gcdd.pdf




SELF ADVOCATES

Rebecca Beayni - Dancer -   www.rebeccabeayni.com

Judith Snow - Teacher -  http://ollibean.com/2013/09/01/judith-snow-2/


VIDEOS

Beautiful Justice - Beth Mount
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nivBPmOvviY

Campaign for Full Citizenship - Georgia Options
https://archive.org/details/campaignforfullcitizenship

David Pitonyak, PhD. 
Website: http://www.dimagine.com/

David Pitonyak, PhD. - On Being Hardwired for Belonging 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sc5rzCGK20
David Pitonyak reflects on the “social brain” being hardwired for belonging and the implications of loneliness and disconnection for people with disabilities

David Pitonyak, PhD. - On Coverage vs. Relationships
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqPPGfO4Qsw
David Pitonyak reflects on the difference between authentic relationships, and the system-wide approach to providing “coverage.” 


Getting Real in Georgia
The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities' Real Communities' projects are making a difference, bringing people with and without disabilities together in Duluth, Milton, Macon, Clarkston and Savannah through various initiatives and support. Video produced and photographed by Robin Nelson for GCDD



What I'd Say
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsCl1LTKPuk&feature=youtu.be