“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.”
Team Lead Contact Information
Developmental Disabilities Program Director
Georgia Advocacy Office
Meet our Ambassadors
Ambassador Project Showcase
Supported 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.
- School-to-Guardianship Pipeline
- Failings of Guardianship
- Supported Decision-Making Road Map
- Benefits of Supported Decision-Making
- Supported Decision-Making & Voting
- I Decide Georgia (an SDM resource website)