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Are You Vote Ready?

Posted: 09/30/20
By: Colbie Jones

Educate, Engage, Participate

Dubbed the most important election year ever, 2020 is certainly the year to stay engaged, become educated and actively participate by using your voice through the voting process. For individuals with any form of disability, Title II of the Read More about Are You Vote Ready? >


Be Preparedness Ready

Posted: 09/15/20
By: GCDD Staff

The Atlantic Hurricane Season & Arkansas

Although Arkansas typically does not have a direct impact from a hurricane, it is common that inland communities are threatened as a storm moves away from the coast. Storms of hurricane intensity may bring high winds, flooding, Read More about Be Preparedness Ready >


Adjusting to New Norms

Posted: 06/22/20
By: GCDD Staff

Transitioning to Normalcy

Since March, our state has adjusted to a new norm of social distancing, remote work, telemedicine and mask wearing to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Now, three months later, Arkansans are once again tasked with shifting into another new norm Read More about Adjusting to New Norms >


Learn More About Our Staff Leadership Transition

Posted: 06/15/20
By: GCDD Staff

GCDDAR Staff Leadership Transition Process Q&A Released

The Arkansas Council and staff continue their work as the staff leadership transition process moves forward. Our organization has released a Transition Q&A document to help answer questions related to this process.< Read More about Learn More About Our Staff Leadership Transition >


Executive Director Eric Munson Receives New Appointment

Posted: 05/15/20
By: GCDD Staff

The Arkansas Council and staff congratulate Eric on his new appointment. Please read below a press release issued yesterday by the Arkansas Department of Commerce.

Eric Munson named Securities Department Commissioner

Press release 2020-05-14 10:25 By the Arkansas Securities Department / Arkansas Read More about Executive Director Eric Munson Receives New Appointment >


Employment Opportunities During Uncertain Times

Posted: 04/13/20
By: GCDD Staff

Employment versus COVID-19

Employment seems like a far-reaching goal during this time of uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.  However, large corporations across the state have an immediate need to increase their workforce to meet the demand for Read More about Employment Opportunities During Uncertain Times >


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 >


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