Disability news stories and articles regarding the State of Georgia, including information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in, or visiting the State of Georgia.
Georgia Disability Resources
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC)
FODAC is a statewide and national provider of home health care equipment mobility aids and daily living devices for people with disabilities and the newly injured - http://www.fodac.org/
Autism Society Greater Georgia
ASA-GGC is a leading voice and resource of the Georgia Autism Community in education, advocacy, services, information and referral, and support - http://www.asaga.com/
Brain Injury Association of Georgia
The Brain Injury Association of Georgia is a non-profit organization serving individuals with brain injuries and their families, friends and service providers - http://www.braininjurygeorgia.org/
United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia
United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia wishes you every happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year - http://www.ucp.org/ucp_local.cfm/63
Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired (GACHI)
Since it was established in 1989, the Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired (GACHI) has furthered one mission: to establish and maintain a network of statewide services for the deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, deaf-blind and other individuals and groups with whom we interact - http://www.gachi.org/
The Arc of Georgia
The Arc of Georgia is a non-profit membership organization committed to all people with developmental disabilities, and will work to develop programs, funding and public policy that will assist them in realizing their goals of learning, living, working, worshiping and playing in the community - http://www.thearcofgeorgia.org/
Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia
The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia will ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research - http://www.epilepsyga.org/
Learning Disabilities of Georgia
The Learning Disabilities Association of Georgia (LDAG) is one of 50 volunteer state organizations which comprise the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) - http://www.ldag.org
Statistics: Georgia Disability
- There are an estimated 1,204,000 people in the state of Georgia over the age of five that have a form of disability.
- Approximately 230,000 people, or 2.8% of the state's population, experience difficulties with performing activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes.
- There are around 692,000 people in the state who have a form of work disability, and 256,000 people with disabilities in Georgia who are employed.
- Around 42,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, while 408,000 are currently not in the workforce.