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LA TRINA R. FOSTER SPEAKS TO AUDIENCE ATTENDING A PERFORMANCE THAT CELEBRATES THE 28TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

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LaTrina R. Foster, Director of the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities, was a featured speaker at the Disability Awareness Expo 2018, which commemorated the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. (ADA).   The event was hosted by the Fulton County Office of Diversity & Civil Rights Compliance, and was held on Saturday, July 7th at the West End Performing Arts Center, 945 Ralph Abernathy Boulevard in Atlanta.   Read more here.

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EMPLOYEES AT THE SOUTH TRAINING CENTER BEGIN WEEKLY SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES PAID FOR BY THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Sign Language Class

Starting Wednesday, July 11, 2018, employees at the South Training Center began undergoing emergency communications sign language class at their facility.   The instruction will enable the staff to communicate basic and emergency information to hearing impaired individuals who received services at the facility.

The classes were made possible by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities' (DBHDD) Office of Deaf Services & the Office of Human Resources and Learning.   Both of these organizations developed a collaboration with the Georgia Center of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing to make on-site training available to community-based service providers.

The South Training Center staff will attend weekly classes to reach the Survivor Plus Fluency Level within 12 months.

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NEW PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE FULTON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES & CHATTAHOOCHEE NATURE CENTER WILL BETTER EXPOSE INDIVIDUALS TO NATURE

 Nature Center Representatives

ABOVE: Erika Williams - Walker, center, takes representatives from the Chattahoochee Nature Center on a tour of the Central Training Center    

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The month of July has brought an exciting new program to adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities who receive services at three Training Centers operated by the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities.   The Roswell  based   Chattahoochee Nature Center will bring animals and flora to educate the individuals about nature.   Read more about this exciting new program.

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CREATIVE LIKE ME! ART EXHIBIT ON DISPLAY AT THE WEST END PERFORMING ARTS CENTER THROUGH THE END OF AUGUST

Art Exhibit      

ABOVE: Art created by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities were on exhibit for three months at the Fulton County Government Center

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The groundbreaking CREATIVE LIKE ME! art exhibit has moved to the West End Performing Arts Center following a three month exhibit in the Peachtree Gallery at the Fulton County Government Center.   The exhibit features art created by adults with developmental disabilities who receive services at three Training Centers operated by the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental (BHDD).   The exhibit was a collaboration between BHDD and the Fulton County Department of Arts & Culture.  

The exhibit will run until August 24th. The West End Performing Arts Center is located at 945 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30310.   For more information, please call (404) 613-6465.  Read more about the original exhibit here.

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THE STUNNING FLOWER GARDEN AT THE CENTRAL TRAINING CENTER IS A LABOR OF LOVE OF INDIVIDUALS AND STAFF

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Alexis Johnson, Skills Trainer, decorates Central Training Center with flowers harvested from the garden at the facility.   The garden was planted by individuals receiving services at the Center, along with staff.

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GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT INTERVIEWS LYNNETTE ALLEN ABOUT FULTON COUNTY'S OPIOID EPIDEMIC

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Tamacia Woolcock, a Georgia State University senior, interviews Lynnette Allen for a class assignment on Georgia opioid epidemic.   Ms. Woolcock in majoring in Journalism and a minor in Mass Communications.        

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 Fulton County is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity.   If you need reasonable modifications due to a disability, including communications in an alternate format, please contact (404) 613-1204.   For TDD/TYY or Georgia Relay Service Access, dial 711.