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ALL ABOUT MOMS

Campaign to raise awareness, increase support and seek out friends, families and neighbors to help moms raising a child with a developmental disability.

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ADVOCACY AND ENGAGEMENT

Training and facilitating advocates, professional and volunteers to make a difference and join our network to improve the lives of others.

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FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER

Supporting families to create meaningful lives through providing support, guidance, information and assistance.

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RECREATION AND WELLNESS

Creating and collaborating for community-based recreational programs with a focus on wellness and improving health for young adults and adults with developmental disabilities.

AADD assists individuals living with developmental disabilities to live, attend school, work, and socialize in their communities.  We support their families and engage communities to make their goals happen. Contact us for help.

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Take Action

Join AADD public policy advocates and volunteers in making a difference
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Connect With Our Community

Learn about AADD sponsored and partner community events, workshops, support groups, and activities in metro Atlanta
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BE IN THE KNOW

DONATION CENTER UPDATE: After undergoing a thorough review process in November 2013, the AADD board voted to terminate its contract with its thrift store vendor and is no longer accepting donations of clothing and other goods. We thank you for your generosity over the years and urge you to carefully investigate the organizations through which you donate your gently used items.

STORIES OF PROGRESS

ENGAGE

Want to engage with the disability community in metro Atlanta?

AADD and partner organizations are hosting workshops, conferences and seminars, social events, sporting events and other ways to get informed, to advocate, to get support and to make lifelong connections every month. Join in!

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PRESS RELEASES

July 1, 2014 – AADD Names Stinson as Manager of Recreation and Wellness

April 24, 2014 – AADD Boosts Board with Four New Members

April 3, 2014 – Sarah Kenan Kennedy Fund Grants AADD $2.5 million Endowment

March 24, 2014 – All About Developmental Disabilities Spring Workshops

March 15, 2014 – All About Developmental Disabilities Expands Adult Bocce Leagues in North Atlanta

March 3, 2014 – All About Developmental Disabilities Offers Two Life Challenge Workshops in March

January 7, 2014 – All About Developmental Disabilities Inducted Into 2013 Class of The Home Depot Foundation’s Building Community Network

September 18, 2013 – Feb. 18: All About Developmental Disabilities Trains Douglas Sheriff’s Department on Best Practices When Encountering People with Developmental Disabilities

September 17, 2013 – AADD Legacy Host Reception Raises Funds For Developmental Disability Awareness

September 15, 2013 – All About Developmental Disabilities Launches “Did You Know?” Campaign to Educate Georgians About State Laws Permitting Execution of People with Intellectual Disabilities

September 9, 2013 – All About Developmental Disabilities Hosts “Conversations That Matter” About Building Opportunities Through Employment

August 27, 2013 – All About Developmental Disabilities Announces Special Needs Trust Workshop on August 27

August 1, 2013 – All About Developmental Disabilities Announces Slate of Fall Support Group and Workshops

July 3, 2013 – Every Player Wins as New All About Developmental Disabilities Bocce Ball League Connects People with Disabilities with their Peers in Milton and Woodstock

May 13, 2013 – All About Developmental Disabilities Names Kathy Keeley New Executive Director

May 12, 2013 – Mother’s Day 2013: All About Developmental Disabilities Launches “All About Moms” Campaign to Support Mothers of Children with Developmental Disabilities

February 19, 2013 – On the Eve of Warren Hill’s Execution, A Coalition of Disability Advocates Calls for Change to Georgia’s Death Penalty Statute

February 18, 2013 – All About Developmental Disabilities Trains Douglas Sheriff’s Department on Best Practices When Encountering People with Developmental Disabilities

November 5, 2012 – All About Developmental Disabilities Boosts Board of Directors with Douglasville’s Janet Deal

IN THE NEWS

June 27, 2014 – City Of Decatur Focus
Business and Nonprofit News: AADD Board Welcomes Four New Members
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June 24, 2014 – DeKalb Neighbor
FAMILY FIRST: Local family discusses developmentally disabled son’s next journey
For many parents, seeing their children graduate high school is a joyous milestone. But what happens after graduation, especially for individuals with developmental disabilities? Read more.

June 11, 2014 – Macon Telegraph
OPINION: Transition from high school a challenge for kids with developmental disabilities
The last day of high school is a bittersweet one for most parents, but for those who have children with developmental disabilities it can be terrifying as well. Read more.

June 9, 2014: InsiderAdvantageGeorgia
OPINION:Transition from high school difficult for developmentally disabled. Keeley says focus on five key transition areas. Read more.

May 27, 2014: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
OPINION:Options Are Few After High School For developmentally disabled, graduation poses tough decisions Part 1.Part 2.

May 25, 2014: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Business:Newsmakers AADD Adds Board Members. Read more.

PUBLICATIONS

AADD Newsletters

Summer 2014

AADD_2014SpringNewsletter_v5

Transition Resources

Transition to Adulthood Manual

Life Planning Resources

LetterOfIntentBroch_v2

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Fact Friday: Sexual abusers sometimes target people with developmental disabilities thinking that they are “easier” to abuse. Rates of abuse for persons with disabilities are significantly higher than those for the general population. Attend our workshop on sexuality and get tools for prevention. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sexuality & Developmental Disabilities

November 18, 2014, 6:00pm

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Session Four (Parents and Young Adults together) Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Session four is for parents and young adults together. The Challenge of Handling Sex on the Internet, Video Games, and in Other Media - A Discussion with Parents and Young Adults together Presented by: Dave Nelson, Executive Director of The Community School; Beth Champ, Young Adult Program Director of The Community School, and AADD. For more information, please contact Madeline Griffin, Family Support Center Coordinator at 404-881-9777 or madeline@aadd.org.

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Sexuality & Developmental Disabilities

October 21, 2014, 6:00pm

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Four-Part Series of Fall Workshops on Sexuality and Developmental Disabilities Session Three (Parents Only) Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Supporting Romantic Relationships (including a Discussion about Birth Control) Presented by Dave Nelson, Executive Director of The Community School; Beth Champ, Young Adult Program Director of The Community School, and AADD. Session three is for parents/family members only. For more information, please contact Madeline Griffin, Family Support Center Coordinator at 404-881-9777 or madeline@aadd.org.

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Sexuality & Developmental Disabilities

September 23, 2014, 6:00pm

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Four-Part Series of Fall Workshops on Sexuality and Developmental Disabilities Session Two (Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities) Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Understanding Sexual Development and Healthy Sexual Function Presented by Dave Nelson, Executive Director of The Community School; Beth Champ, Young Adult Program Director of The Community School, and AADD. Session Two will have one session for parents and another session, in a separate room, for adolescents/young adults with developmental disabilities. For more information, please contact Madeline Griffin, Family Support Center Coordinator at 404-881-9777 or madeline@aadd.org.

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Sexuality & Developmental Disabilities Workshop

August 26, 2014, 6:00pm

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Four-Part Series of Fall Workshops on Sexuality and Developmental Disabilities Session One (Parents Only) Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Understanding Sexual development and Healthy Sexual Functioning More Info: Presented by Dave Nelson, Executive Director of The Community School; Beth Champ, Young Adult Program Director of The Community School, and AADD. Sessions One and Three are for parents/family members only. Session Two will have one session for parents and another session, in a separate room, for adolescents/young adults with developmental disabilities. Session four is for parents and young adults together. For more information, please contact Madeline Griffin, Family Support Center Coordinator at 404-881-9777 or madeline@aadd.org.

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