September 25th, 2017

Jimmy Watts Memorial Logo

What: Charity golf tournament, silent auction, raffle and presentation
Where: Marietta Country Club
1400 Marietta Country Club Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30152
770.426.1808
When: Monday, September 25, 2017
Agenda: 9:30-10:15am Registration and breakfast
10:30am Shotgun start

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Upcoming Events
  • 6:00 pm 8:00 pm, February 23, 2017Inclusive Education

    The meeting overarching goal is to investigate the question of “How can we make inclusive education work and promote development for a long, socially engaged, happy life?” To this end, we will first review what inclusion is, and more specifically inclusion in education. Then, we will hear about various educational schools and community programs as well as educational innovations. Lastly, we will engage in an open discussion.

    Speakers and panelists will include Lindee Morgan and Michael Siller (Emory University & Marcus Autism Center), Barbara Boone (Tapestry School), Laurie Vismara (Walden Early Childhood Programs/ Emory autism Center), Donna Davidson (Easter Seals) and other representatives of schools and programs in the Atlanta area. See more details on the Agenda (link below).

    Date: Thursday, February 23rd, 6:00 to 8 pm. Location: The Frazer Center (Atrium), 1815 S. Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307. Free parking (go up the hill and all the way to the end of the street, where you’ll find the Center and adjacent parking lot). Food and refreshments will be provided.

  • 1:00 pm 3:00 pm, March 1, 2017NOW Waiver Public Forums

    The New Options Waiver Program (NOW) which serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is scheduled for renewal in September 2017 via application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS). The Department of Community Health and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities seek comments from the public on how to enhance this program to meet the changing needs of families and individuals.

    A series of five public forums will be held to collect comments and suggestions for the New Options Waiver Program (NOW) renewal application. We need input from families, self-advocates, providers, and the general public.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to make a positive difference in the direction of services for Georgians with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

    Meeting Objectives:
    Participate in a focused discussion with other advocates and record your suggestions for improvements or additions to the NOW service array
    Network with other stakeholders who share your experiences and concerns
    Contribute to community efforts that will positively impact services provided in Georgia
    Speakers to include:

    Catherine Ivy, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Developmental Disabilities
    Marcey Alter, Deputy Director Medicaid Services, Department of Community Health
    Brian Dowd, Director of Waiver Programs, Department of Community Health

    Venue address will listed on the registration ticket.
    Details for the online virtual forums will be sent upon registration.

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