National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month. Across the US, around 39.8 million people provide 21 or more hours of unpaid care each week to an adult with a disability or illness.

Caregiver Action Network began promoting national recognition of family caregivers in 1994, and is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the county. Celebrating this time enables us to raise awareness of family caregiver issues, celebrate the efforts of family caregivers, educate family caregivers about self-identification, and increase support for family caregivers.

Project SEARCH graduates seven from Grady Memorial Hospital program

DCBDD is proud to recognize seven students who recently completed and graduated from Project SEARCH at Grady Memorial Hospital.

project-searchProject SEARCH is a business-led collaboration that enables young adults with disabilities to gain and maintain employment through training and career exploration. What’s even more impressive? This year, six of seven graduates have already received job offers due to the program’s training and the students’ hard work, while one student is moving out of state. This year’s graduates include Jim Sagan, Chris Maguire, Katie Bright, Patrick Wingert, Ashley Henry, Yasmine Owens, and Laura Hayward.

DCBDD seeking photos from individuals served

As we work to update our marketing material and website, DCBDD is seeking photos of the individuals we serve playing, working, and participating in the community. If you are interested in sharing your photos with us, we may use them in upcoming newsletters, annual reports, general marketing material, our new website, or social media.