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EmployABILITY is back!

We hope you will join us for our four-part online class focusing on employment for people with disabilities! If you or someone you know has a disability and is interested in learning about employment, please give us a shout! Classes will be each Thursday in March First session: March 4th 2pm – 4pm Join via … Continue reading

Access Collaborative, March 2021

You are cordially invited to the March meeting of The (Virtual) Access Collaborative For this session we will be hearing from Demetria Fears One Community United    Wednesday, March 3, 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 the meeting … Continue reading

Black History Month: Marsha P. Johnson

Our next post for Black History Month is dedicated to Marsha P. Johnson, LGBTQ+ rights & AIDS activist who had psychiatric disabilities. Marsha was born in New Jersey in August 1945, one of seven children to her parents. In 1963 she left home for a life in New York City, where she remained until her … Continue reading

Don’t forget! Zoom Into Independence!

Want to learn about Independent Living philosophy? Curious how our center can help you or someone you know who has a disability? Need an intro course into IL? Our new one-session class is just the ticket! When: Thursday Feb. 25, 2021    11am – 1pm Where: Online via Zoom Please contact Christina Holtzclaw at choltzclaw@nwgacil.org or at … Continue reading

COVID-19 Peer Call, 2/22/2021

Our Next COVID-19 Peer Support Call We would like to thank all who joined us for our previous COVID-19 Peer Support call. Our next call will be this Monday, February 22nd at 2pm. Come join us to share thoughts on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our community & people with disabilities, ways to stay … Continue reading

Black History Month: Clarence Page

Our next post for Black History Month is dedicated to Clarence Page, a Pulitzer-winning journalist who is very outspoken about having Attention Deficit Disorder and how it has affected his life. Page was born in Dayton, OH in 1947, and as such a large portion of his journalism as either focused on or been centered … Continue reading

Black History Month: Lois Curtis

Our next post for Black History Month is dedicated to Lois Curtis, one of the plaintiffs in the landmark 1999 Olmstead Supreme Court decision. Lois is an artist, is Autistic, and spent much of her life from the age of 11 in institutions. She frequently contacted Atlanta Legal Aid Society in attempts to get help … Continue reading

Black History Month: Tom Wiggins

Our next post for Black History Month is dedicated to “Blind” Tom Wiggins, the master pianist and musical prodigy. Tom was born on a plantation in Harris County, Georgia in 1849 and sold to a lawyer in Columbus. He was blind from birth, and as such was deemed unable to do work other enslaved persons … Continue reading

Zoom Into Independence!

Want to learn about Independent Living philosophy? Curious how our center can help you or someone you know who has a disability? Need an intro course into IL? Our new one-session class is just the ticket! When: Thursday Feb. 25, 2021    11am – 1pm Where: Online via Zoom Please contact Christina Holtzclaw at choltzclaw@nwgacil.org or at … Continue reading

Black History Month: Harriet Tubman

We’re starting off our series of posts for Black History Month with someone who is well-known across both the country and the world, but she is rarely mentioned as being disabled: the former enslaved person that became an abolitionist, Harriet Tubman. Born into slavery in March 1822, Harriet escaped enslavement and went on to make … Continue reading