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The Research and Evaluation Unit (REU) at the Institute on Human Development and Disability (IHDD) at the University of Georgia (UGA) and the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) are seeking input from individuals with disabilities, their families, and caregivers; and key informants about the services and support needs, and gaps in services in Georgia, related to two topics - Transportation & Employment. You can participate by completing the surveys or participating in interviews/focus groups, on one or both of these topics.

Transportation and Employment Surveys

Surveys can be found by going to the GA Transportation & Employment Needs Assessment webpage. Once you are on the web page, please click on the big icons to select the survey you want to complete. The surveys should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete, and your participation is completely voluntary. You may complete the full survey or only the questions you choose. None of the questions are mandatory, and you can skip any of the questions and still continue with the survey. There are no right or wrong answers. Your responses will be kept confidential. Feedback gathered through this survey will be combined into a summary report along with other data collected for this project. 

Interviews or Focus Groups

If you would like to participate in an interview or a focus group, the interest form can be found at the bottom of the GA Transportation & Employment Needs Assessment webpage. One of our study team members will contact you to determine eligibility and schedule at a time convenient for you. Interviews will take about 20-30 minutes and focus groups will take about 45-60 minutes. Individuals with disabilities or family members will receive a $20 Wal-Mart gift card as a thank you for their participation.

If you have questions or need more information about the needs assessment, please contact the Research and Evaluation Unit (REU) at IHDD by sending an email to Thank you for your time and participation!

The Emory Autism Center (EAC) is part of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Emory University of Medicine and the Emory Brain Health Center. The Emory Autism Center has become a national model for providing clinical,

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Dr. Sally Delgado

educational, and medical support to individuals with Autism. Emory Autism Center's Educational Analyst, Dr. Sally Delgado, will provide training for parents, guardians, and caregivers of individuals with Autism on January 17, 2023, from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. The focus of the training is "Basic Strategies and Ideas for Setting up a Successful Environment for Individuals and Children with ASD in the Home Environment."

This is designed for special education and general education teachers.

Back to Basic Behavior Edition from GaDOE

Join us for a one-day professional learning opportunity that will assist both general education and special education teachers in addressing challenging behaviors within the classroom. Participants will explore the science of behavior, discussing developmental norms, static and alterable variables, the function of behavior, and avoiding a power struggle. Presenters will share research on the power of relationship-building and empowerment and dive into Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) and High Leverage Practices (HLP) for Behavior. There will be 5 locations around the state. The locations and dates are listed below:

December 5th- Northwest GA RESA-Georgia Highlands College- 3167 Cedartown Hwy, Rome, GA 30161 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm

January 24th- Coastal Plains RESA- 245 N Robinson, Lenox, GA 31637 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm

January 30th- East GA GLRS-4683 Augusta HWY S.E., Dearing, GA 30808 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm

February 1st- First District RESA- 201 W Lee St, Brooklet, GA 30415 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm

February 8th- Thompson-Upson Fin Art Center-268 Knight Trail Thomaston, GA 30286 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm

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