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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 >


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 >


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