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Guest column: Georgians with developmental disabilities deserve jobs, too
W Kathy Keeley AADD 2013
For individuals with developmental disabilities, the typical choices after finishing high school — getting a job or going to college — are difficult, if not impossible. There are thousands of Georgians with developmental disabilities, and the unemployment rate for that community is close to 87 percent. As the 2015 Georgia General Assembly continues working on the budget, All About Developmental Disabilities, or AADD, is asking legislators for an increase in appropriation of state funds of $1.96 million in the fiscal 2016 Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, or DBHDD, budget.
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