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Collection Title:  Don Schanche, Jr. Papers 
Creator:  Schanche, Don, Jr.
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Abstract:  Don Schanche, Jr. is a journalist who has written for many Georgia newspapers. His papers document his investigative work on state hospitals and his coverage of disability issues throughout the state.
Collection Title:  Reverend Calvin Peterson and Disabled in Action Atlanta Collection 
Creator:  Disabled in Action (Atlanta).
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Abstract:  Reverend Calvin Peterson is the founder and director of Disabled in Action, a non-profit organization with a mission to advocate, educate and empower people with disabilities living in poverty, their families and caregivers, and with an emphasis on equity and inclusion. The collection includes articles of incorporation, correspondence, press releases, news clippings, brochures, flyers, photographs, DVDs, and other materials that document Rev. Peterson and Disabled in Action's advocacy and activism.
Collection Title:  Patricia L. Puckett Papers 
Creator:  Puckett, Patricia L.
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Abstract:  Pat Puckett is the Executive Director of the Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia and an active member of many state and national organizations working to accomplish inclusive disability policy and services. Her papers document her advocacy for people with disabilities and efforts to influence the policies that affect their lives.
Collection Title:  Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia Records 
Creator:  Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia
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Abstract:  The Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia, Inc., is a private, non-profit corporation founded in 1995 to identify societal barriers to independent living and to collaborate with other organizations to remove those barriers. The records document the organization's work to increase opportunities for independent living through statewide planning and advocacy.
Collection Title:  Roderick L. (RL) Grubbs Papers 
Creator:  Grubbs, Roderick L.
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Abstract:  Roderick L. (RL) Grubbs (1959-2016) was an advocate for assistive technology, a disability rights activist, and a specialist in the Georgia Department of Community Health. His papers include subject files on a variety of disability-related topics and organizations and material related to Money Follows the Person, a state program.
Collection Title:  Disability Law and Policy Center of Georgia Records 
Creator:  Disability Law and Policy Center of Georgia.
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Abstract:  The Disability Law and Policy Center (DLPC) of Georgia is a non-profit organization that advocates and litigates for community services, independent living, and broad and systemic disability rights related issues. The records include documentation of DLPC’s policies and priorities, grant-funded activities and programs, and personnel files.
Collection Title:  Mary Kissel Papers 
Creator:  Kissel, Mary
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Abstract:  Mary Kissel is a founder and interim executive director of Georgia Options. Her papers document her advocacy for person-centered care for individuals with developmental disabilities and her work with Georgia Options and other advocacy organizations.
Collection Title:  Mary M. Wood Papers 
Creator:  Wood, Mary M.
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Abstract:  Mary M. Wood is an educator, researcher and founder of the Developmental Therapy Institute, which focuses on training, research, development and outreach in Developmental Therapy-Teaching (DTT). Her papers document her work to improve the lives of troubled children, teens, and their families through effective interventions and includes publications, research and grant files.
Collection Title:  Beth English Collection of Disability History Materials 
Creator:  English, Beth
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Abstract:  Beth English is the executive director of Easter Seals Southern Georgia. Her collection documents her work on the Commissioner’s Oversight Committee, which oversaw the closure of the Brook Run Center in 1997, her work as executive director of Easter Seals Southern Georgia, advocacy initiatives, and Central State Hospital, in Milledgeville, Georgia.
Collection Title:  Carol Jones Papers 
Creator:  Jones, Carol
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Abstract:  Carol Jones is an advocacy specialist at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta and a long-time participant in the disability rights movement. Her papers include documents and memorabilia related to many advocacy issues and organizations, including ADAPT and the Long Road Home March and Rally.
Collection Title:  Eleanor Smith Papers 
Creator:  Smith, Eleanor, 1943-
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Abstract:  Eleanor Smith founded and directed Concrete Change, an Atlanta-based, national organization focused on establishing home construction practices that welcome people with disabilities. The papers document her work to create visitable homes, in a move towards universal basic access, as well as her activism across a wide range of disability rights and justice issues.
Collection Title:  Max Cleland Papers, Series IX. Artifacts 
Creator:  Cleland, Max, 1942-
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Abstract:  Cleland represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate (1997-2002), with previous service as a Georgia state senator, head of the Veterans Administration, and Georgia Secretary of State. Series IX. Artifacts contains materials from throughout Cleland's life and political career, including his military service, political campaigns, and awards.
Collection Title:  Dottie Adams Papers 
Creator:  Adams, Dottie
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Abstract:  Dottie Adams is the former Individual and Family Supports Director for the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities. Her papers document her prolific career in advocacy and disability activism and include materials from her work with state agencies and commissions, support organizations, and philanthropic and activist work in the state of Georgia.
Collection Title:  Annette Bowling Papers 
Creator:  Bowling, Annette
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Abstract:  Annette Bowling served as the executive director of the Albany Advocacy Resource Center for over forty years. Her papers include materials related to her work advocating for people with disabilities, notably her service as chair of the Commissioner’s Oversight Committee, which oversaw the closures of the Brook Run Center in 1997 and the Georgia Mental Health Institute (GMHI) in 1998.
Collection Title:  Southeast ADA Center Resource Collection 
Creator:  Southeast ADA Center.
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Abstract:  The Southeast ADA Center Resource Collection provides information, training, and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act and disability access for business, government, and individuals at the local, state, and regional levels. The collection includes materials created and distributed by the center for education, instruction and compliance with the ADA.
Collection Title:  Georgia Disability History Archive 
Creator:  Finding aid prepared by Mat Darby and Angelica Marini
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