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National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2022

Posted: 10/26/22
By: Jon Taylor

A Fair Day’s Wage for a Fair Day’s Work by Jon Taylor

Yesterday we shared an article about Section 14 (c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938. If you happened to miss it, it’s on the Read More about National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2022 >


October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Posted: 10/03/22
By: Jon Taylor

  Disability Employment – An Unbalanced Equation by Jon Taylor

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is celebrated annually in October. This year’s NDEAM theme is “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation”.

 “A strong workforce Read More about October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month >


ABLE to Save for Today and Tomorrow

Posted: 08/26/22
By: Dennis Milligan, Arkansas Treasurer of State

A Flexible Way to Meet Today’s and Tomorrow’s Needs By Dennis Milligan

Everyday life has become more expensive, placing an additional challenge on people with disabilities to meet today’s needs Read More about ABLE to Save for Today and Tomorrow >


July is Disability Pride Month

Posted: 07/08/22
By: GCDD Staff

Show Your Pride By Kimberly Gatewood

My name is Kimberly Gatewood and today, July 7th, 2022, is my first-time hearing about Disability Pride Month. I would like to learn more about how to get involved in disability pride events. If other Read More about July is Disability Pride Month >


Olmstead Lawsuit Anniversary

Posted: 05/11/22
By: Jon Taylor

Twenty-Seven Years Ago Today By Jon Taylor

Twenty-Seven years ago today, Sue Jamieson, an attorney with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, filed a lawsuit on behalf of Lois Curtis (and later added Elaine Wilson). Both Lois and Elaine possessed an intellectual disability Read More about Olmstead Lawsuit Anniversary >


Funding Opportunity Announced During DDAM 2022

Posted: 03/18/22
By: Jon Taylor

How Organizations Can Help GCDD Reach Its Goals By Jon Taylor

Every other year, the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities develops and distributes Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for its Competitive Grant Program. Any RFPs must be specifically designed to achieve Read More about Funding Opportunity Announced During DDAM 2022 >


March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Posted: 03/04/22
By: Jon Taylor

DDAM 2022 By Jon Taylor

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. DDAM 2022’s theme is Worlds Imagined. My initial thoughts around Worlds Imagined were “What Ifs…”

What if every person who had a disability:

Read More about March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month >

Arkansas Managed Care System – Meet the New PASSE

Posted: 12/10/21
By: Guest Blog

CareSource PASSE

CareSource PASSE is a Provider-Led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity (PASSE) Program and is a new option for Arkansans with complex behavioral health and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities starting January 1, 2022. CareSource PASSE’s office is in Little Read More about Arkansas Managed Care System – Meet the New PASSE >


Learning About the Arkansas Managed Care System

Posted: 12/03/21
By: Jon Taylor

What is a PASSE and what is supposed to do? By Jon Taylor

In October and November, I travelled the state discussing Competitive, Integrated Employment. The best part of those the discussions was the Q & A. Most questions focused on employment, Read More about Learning About the Arkansas Managed Care System >


Getting Involved with the Medicaid Client Voice Council

Posted: 11/05/21
By: Jon Taylor

Find your seat at the table. Let your voice be heard. By Jon Taylor

There are countless sayings about the consequences of inaction. Here’s a few:

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have Read More about Getting Involved with the Medicaid Client Voice Council >


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