“People with I/DD have the ability to live their life the way they want to with support. There should be no one thinking that just because a person has a disability doesn’t mean they can’t live their life. Not everyone came into the world knowing everything.”
Darien Todd headshot, smiling at camera
Darien Todd
Youth Ambassador, Georgia

Team Lead Contact Information

Georgia State Team Zoom photo

Georgia State Team Organizations

Georgia Advocacy Office Logo linked to the Georgia Advocacy Office Home Page
Georgia Advocacy Office, the protection and advocacy organization for people with disabilities
Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities Logo linked to the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities Home Page
Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
The Logo of the Sangha Unity Network with a direct link to the Sangha Unity Network Home page
Sangha Unity Network, a non-profit organization that currently is working to expand self-advocacy across Georgia and working with providers to better support self-advocates

Meet our Ambassadors

The logo for the Center for Youth Voice and Youth Choice. It has two interlocking circles with symbols inside them representing the organization's core missionsSupported Decision-Making (SDM) Planning

Georgia’s Youth Ambassadors are working with the Georgia SDM Advisory Council to create educational resources on SDM for other self-advocates. These will include video stories about each Youth Ambassador as well as webinars, workshops, and statewide outreach. The SDM Advisory Council is led by the GAO with grant funding from the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities.

These efforts are part of a broader “Big, Bold Plan” from the Georgia SDM Advisory Council that aims to increase the adoption rate of SDM practices in state agencies, school systems, probate courts, and health systems throughout the state.

The Georgia State Team currently meets monthly to discuss their progress on these projects. As these projects develop, updates will be added to this webpage. 

Resources