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Disability News: Georgia

  • Synopsis: Latest disability news including medical research and health information updates from the state of Georgia United States.

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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) - 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.



Latest Georgia Publications

  1. Disability Activists Urge Georgia Supreme Court to Uphold Prosecution of Final Exit Network
    The activists are urging the state Supreme Court to uphold the prosecution of members of Final Exit Network.
  2. Southeastrans Innovative Mobile Solution to Assist Medicaid Patients
    Real time data collection process establishes best practices throughout the Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Program.
  3. State and Justice Department Reach Agreement on Mental Health Plan
    Agreement avoids direct federal control of the states services for people with developmental disabilities and mental illness.
  4. Georgia Nail Salon Charges Obese More - Legally
    A nail salon in Georgia added a five dollar surcharge to a customers bill because she was obese.
  5. Georgians Unaware of Those Living With Developmental Disabilities
    Statewide survey portrays persons with disabilities as invisible people with invisible issues.


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