The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities along with UNLOCK the Waiting Lists will be holding a meeting at the Chattooga County Civic Center in Summerville Georgia, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, to discuss the needs of those in our communities with developmental disabilities to find out what is working and what is not, so you can share your experiences with UNLOCK campaign and others, to discuss effective ways to advocate for change and to find out how to get involved during the legislative session.

All parents, self-advocates, professionals who work in disability supports and services, home-providers and all those in the area who wish to get involved to help build strong communities of support for people with disabilities are asked to attend. There are now more than 6,000 Georgians with disabilities on the waiting list to receive funding for home and community based services. Each year, the list grows and this meeting will allow us to get involved and connect with others to build those communities.

Hosting the meeting is the Arc of Chattooga County and the Arc of Walker County. It will be an old-fashioned Potluck Dinner and you are invited to bring along your favorite dish. Please RSVP by 10/12/11 to 706-844-2952, 423-315-6335 or 404-657-2126. Directions: The Chattooga County Civic Center is located at 44 Highway 48, Summerville, GA across from BB&T Bank