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The Georgia Participant-Direction Group (GAPD) is currently seeking new members.

August 21 2022


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GAPD is a self-organized group of Participants/Representatives which has been recognized by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) as an advisory group. The mission of GAPD is to promote and support Participant Direction for individuals with developmental disabilities through advocacy, education, and training on waiver services, supports, and policy, so that they may live independently in their homes and communities.

The GAPD is comprised of 2 representatives from each region who are current participants/representatives in the NOW/Comp Waiver Participant Direction program. There are currently vacancies in Regions 1, 2, and 3. Self-advocate participants are encouraged to apply!

Meetings occur virtually or in-person 4 times a year. Members are required to participate in committee work.

Applications are reviewed by current GAPD members. The application can be found here. Please send applications and/or questions to: participant.direction@dbhdd.ga.gov

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