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Happy 31st Birthday, ADA!

Today we celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Americans With Disabilites Act! The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990 by former President George H.W. Bush. It built upon the protections afforded by the previously-signed Civil Rights Act of 1964. It contains five Titles, that cover employment, public entities (including public transportation), public … Continue reading

COVID-19 Peer Call, 7/26/2021

Our Next COVID-19 Peer Support Call *Please be aware that the time for this has changed to 11am. We would like to thank all who joined us for our previous COVID-19 Peer Support call. Our next call will be Monday, July 26th at 11am. Come join us to share thoughts on how the COVID-19 pandemic … Continue reading

Access Collaborative, August 2021

You are cordially invited to the August meeting of The (Virtual) Access Collaborative For this session we will be hearing from Shannon Alley Rome City Coordinator, Java Joy    Wednesday, August 4, 2021     2 p. m. – 4 p. m. Where: Online via Zoom. Please contact Christina Holtzclaw at choltzclaw@nwgacil.org or at 628-246-1825 for … Continue reading

July is Disability Pride Month!

The month of July holds a two dates that celebrate freedom, but many people only know about July 4th (Independence Day in the United States). There’s another date that signifies freedom and independence for people with disabilities in the US: July 26th, the anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act. But why stop at just … Continue reading

COVID-19 Peer Call, 7/12/2021

Our Next COVID-19 Peer Support Call *Please be aware that the time for this has changed to 11am. We would like to thank all who joined us for our previous COVID-19 Peer Support call. Our next call will be Monday, July 12th at 11am. Please note that we are skipping ahead a week due to … Continue reading

Coming in July: Spotlight Whitfield!

NWGA CIL is coming to Dalton! We’re inviting all people with disabilities, agencies, nursing home facilities, youth organizations, and other interested citizens to attend. Come hear how our services can assist you! Pizza will be provided! We will also discuss how our services can help those affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. When: Thurs. July 29, … Continue reading

22nd Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

—an essay from our Information & Referral Coordinator, Erna Dobbs The name comes from Tommy Olmstead. He was the Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources. He fought in defense of the case against Lois Curtis and later Elaine Wilson. Although both had cognitive disabilities, they were able to live on their own with very … Continue reading

The ADA Was Just the Beginning!

Every July, we celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act, but accessibility doesn’t stop at ramps and widened doors. For inclusion to be realized, the next steps are user-friendliness and universal design. Come be a part of that design! Accessibility Town Hall Wednesday, July 21st 2pm – 4pm Join via Zoom or phone Guest Speaker: Greg … Continue reading

June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month! NWGA CIL stands in solidarity with all on the LGBTQIA+ rainbow, and we recognize the importance of the intersectionality of gender/sexual orientation & disability. The flag you see above was designed by graphic designer Daniel Quasar, which you can read about here in an article from 2018. (The flag has … Continue reading

Access Collaborative, July 2021

You are cordially invited to the July meeting of The (Virtual) Access Collaborative For this session we will be hearing from LaDonna Collins Executive Director, Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children & Youth    Wednesday, July 7, 2021     2 p. m. – 4 p. m. Where: Online via Zoom. Please contact Christina Holtzclaw at choltzclaw@nwgacil.org … Continue reading