Arkansas Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities

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September is National Preparedness Month

Posted: 09/03/21
By: Jon Taylor

Prepare for the worst, and hope for the best. By Jon Taylor

I grew up in New England, bouncing between Massachusetts and Maine until I was 30. In the Northeast, emergency preparedness for most people focused on being ready for snowstorms, Nor Read More about September is National Preparedness Month >

ABLE to Save

Posted: 08/27/21
By: Dennis Milligan, Arkansas Treasurer of State

Today’s Decisions Shape Tomorrow’s Opportunities By Dennis Milligan

Living with a disability is a life-altering challenge like no other. It’s made more complicated when you add in the financial ramifications, especially Read More about ABLE to Save >

Meet the Executive Director

Posted: 08/20/21
By: Jon Taylor

It’s not “Them” and “Us”. It’s just us. By Jon Taylor

My involvement in the disability community began about 10 years ago at TJ Maxx in Conway, AR. I was an operations manager, and Read More about Meet the Executive Director >

August is ABLE to Save Month

Posted: 08/09/21
By: GCDD Staff

Celebrating National ABLE to Save Month

August marks the nationally celebrated ABLE to Save Month where those involved in ABLE Savings Plans programs across the country highlight the value and importance these plans bring to those living with disabilities.

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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM)

Posted: 03/01/21
By: GCDD Staff

DD Awareness Month Arkansas 2021-Artist Spotlight

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Join the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities Arkansas (GCDDAR or the Council) in highlighting the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form stronger, Read More about March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM) >

National Family Caregivers Month 2020

Posted: 11/19/20
By: GCDD Staff

Thank you Caregivers!

National Family Caregivers Month (Caregiver Appreciation Month) is a month-long tribute to recognize those individuals providing caregiving support to a family member or loved one.

Each year, in November, we take time to recognize and give praise and Read More about National Family Caregivers Month 2020 >

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 >

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