Former Atlanta Hawk mentors Georgia teens at Marietta center

Former Atlanta Hawk mentors Georgia teens at Marietta center by Brittini Ray Former Atlanta Hawk and Duke Blue Devil Roshown McLeod plays basketball with some of the kids at the Hartmann Center in Marietta. / Staff-C.B. Schmelter MARIETTA — For former Atlanta Hawks basketball player Roshown McLeod, mentoring the state’s at-risk youth is a simple…

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Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Ribbon
Autism Awareness Month Join us in celebration for 2015 National Autism Awareness Month! National Autism Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year. http://www.autism-society.org/get-involved/national-autism-awareness-month/ Fact & Statistics about Autism from Autism Society. About 1 percent of…

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National Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Ribbon
A statement by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Every day, the millions of Americans living with autism and their families face unique and daunting challenges that many of us will never fully appreciate. During National Autism Awareness Month, we renew our commitment to better understand autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and improve the lives of individuals living…

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Alcohol Free Weekend:  April 3-5, 2015

An integral part of Alcohol Awareness Month is Alcohol-Free Weekend (April 3-5, 2015), which is designed to raise public awareness about the use of alcohol and how it may be affecting individuals, families, and the community. During this seventy-two-hour period, NCADD extends an open invitation to all Americans, young and old, to participate in three…

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Light it up Blue! World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd.

What is Autism?  Autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. They include autistic disorder (sometimes referred to as “classic autism”), Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative…

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Alcohol Awareness Month

Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) sponsors NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. This April, NCADD highlights the important public health issue of underage drinking, a problem with devastating individual,…

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Nathan Deal signs “ban the box’” hiring policy

Nathan Deal signs ‘ban the box’ hiring policy-   Job seekers applying for work with the state of Georgia will no longer need to disclose prior criminal convictions on their initial applications.   Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order implementing a “ban the box” policy that outlaws a requirement for people with criminal histories to disclose…

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17th Annual Disability Day at the Capitol

2015 Disability Day: Fulfilling the Promise of the ADA This year’s theme celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act! Be a part of the state’s largest, disability advocacy event by gathering to promote access, opportunity and meaningful community living for all Georgians in a new location! This year’s event will be on…

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Addiction Recovery Awareness Day – Georgia State Capitol

Addiction Recovery Awareness Day 2015 at the Georgia State Capitol Thursday, February 5th Let your legislators and top policy-makers know that we are people in recovery, professional helpers, family members and other allies of recovery who envision a Georgia where all people have opportunities to get and stay well in communities that care!   GA Addiction…

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