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A message from Chairperson Donoven

Posted: 03/23/20
By: Posted by GCDD Staff

Thriving Together

By Katherine Donoven

We are all facing uncertainty right now. In the last few weeks, each day has brought new information and concerns that alter the way we expect life to unfold. Today, I am supposed to Read More about A message from Chairperson Donoven >


DD Awareness Month and Big Changes in Arkansas

Posted: 03/16/20
By: GCDD Staff

How Will You Advocate During DD Awareness Month 2020?

Considering the new challenge of the current public health crisis due to the coronavirus, you may be wondering “How will I advocate during DD Awareness Month 2020 now?” You may be asking if you Read More about DD Awareness Month and Big Changes in Arkansas >


March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM)

Posted: 03/13/20
By: GCDD Staff

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Arkansas 2020

Join the Arkansas Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD or Council) in raising awareness about the importance of inclusive communities and acceptance for people with disabilities. This year the Arkansas Council’s theme is 'Get Read More about March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM) >


Vice-Chair Kozlowski Pens Guest Blog for Autism Society of America

Posted: 02/21/20
By: GCDD Staff

Building Relationships and A Career Path through Supportive Mentors

by Lud Kozlowski

At first, being identified by others as autistic offended me, whether it was by a doctor or just someone I met in passing. I knew there were times growing Read More about Vice-Chair Kozlowski Pens Guest Blog for Autism Society of America >


January is National Mentor Month

Posted: 01/15/20
By: GCDD Staff

Will You Become a Mentor in 2020?

Mentoring someone can forge the building blocks of your own success while helping others reach their greater potential. Sometimes being a mentor to someone is not as obvious as having a name tag that says "Mentor Read More about January is National Mentor Month >


Thank You, Family Caregivers

Posted: 11/26/19
By: GCDD Staff

Giving Thanks to the Family Caregiver

November, as you may know, is National Family Caregivers Month. It is a month to show our appreciation and support for the caregivers in our lives; there are many. The National Alliance for Caregiving estimate that there Read More about Thank You, Family Caregivers >


National Family Caregivers Month - November 2019

Posted: 11/04/19
By: GCDD Staff

Who Takes Care of the Caregiver?

Have you ever thought, “Who takes care of doctors when they get sick?” or “Who cuts the barber or hairstylist’s hair?” Have you asked, “Who takes care of the caregiver? Read More about National Family Caregivers Month - November 2019 >


NDEAM in Arkansas #5 - Celebrating Competitive Integrated Employment Across Arkansas

Posted: 10/31/19
By: GCDD Staff

In this post, we wrap-up our discussions on employment during National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2019.

October has been a busy time across Arkansas with many people celebrating NDEAM, beginning with Governor Hutchinson’s Arkansas NDEAM 2019 Proclamation and kick-off event at the State Read More about NDEAM in Arkansas #5 - Celebrating Competitive Integrated Employment Across Arkansas >


NDEAM in Arkansas #4 - Competitive Integrated Employment Stories: Kim Gatewood

Posted: 10/28/19
By: GCDD Staff

On October 19th, 2019, Kim Gatewood, self-advocate and administrative assistant, was featured on social media by national APSE (Association of People Supporting Employment First), sharing her competitive, integrated employment story.

[Photo Description: Photo of Ms. Kim Gatewood and Executive Director Eric Munson reviewing documents Read More about NDEAM in Arkansas #4 - Competitive Integrated Employment Stories: Kim Gatewood >


NDEAM in Arkansas #3 - Competitive Integrated Employment Stories: Lud Kozlowski

Posted: 10/21/19
By: GCDD Staff

On October 14th, 2019, Lud Kozlowski, self-advocate, business analyst, GCDD member and Vice-Chair, was interviewed and shared some of his experience in competitive, integrated employment.

[Photo Description: Photo of Mr. Ludwik Kozlowski outside the United States Capitol in Washington DC during the Disability Policy Read More about NDEAM in Arkansas #3 - Competitive Integrated Employment Stories: Lud Kozlowski >


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