Sponsored by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
The Unlock the Waiting Lists! Campaign advocates investing in Georgians with disabilities so they and their families can live full lives and contribute to Georgia Communities and the Georgia economy. We believe Georgia must rebalance its system of long-term services and supports, so that fewer dollars are spent on institutional care and more dollars are invested into Home and Community Based supports


April 13, 2015


Waiting List Updated 3/31/15

FY2016 Budget Passed

Unlock Gets in the 2016 House Budget - Thank you for your support

DCH - 75 cent increase in ICWP Rate for Personal Support Services - $1,994,142

DBHDD - 75 New NOW/COMP Waivers - $1,124,226

DD and DCH Section of 2016 Budget


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Public Policy for the People Newsletter 4/10/15




Get Involved: Georgia's Medicaid Home and Community Based Services
Multiple Meetings Planned for Stakeholder Input

HCBS Fact Sheet

Statewide Transition Plan Released to CMS

State of Georgia Statewide Transistion Plan 12/16/14

Link to DCH Website on Waivers and CMS Rules


The Unlock Steering Committee: The Georgia Advocacy Office · The Arc of Georgia · The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities · The Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia · People First of Georgia · The Institute on Human Development & Disability at the University of Georgia· The Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University · The Georgia Council on Aging · Parent to Parent of Georgia

Thank you from the GCDD Policy Team

Dawn Alford: Acting Public Policy Director

D'Arcy Robb: Public Policy Consultant - Employment First

Dave Zilles: Public Policy Consultant - Unlock the Waiting Lists -Parent Advocate



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