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THE DEPARTMENT SCORES IN THE TOP 5% IN GEORGIA FOR QUALITY OF SERVICES OFFERED TO ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES          

DD Audit 2019

 ABOVE: Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (BHDD) staff meet with an auditor representing the Georgia Collaborative ASO      

The Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities received sensational news after its programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities underwent a four-day review by an independent agency acting on behalf of the State of Georgia.   BHDD scored in the top 5% in the state for providing person centered practices.   The finding reflects the hard work, dedication to quality, and innovative programs implemented by the staff.   This was a great way to celebrate March as National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.   Congratulations to all employees for their commitment to excellence!    

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IT'S RARE TO HEAR A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ON THE RADIO, UNTIL TODAY!  

Radio Station  

ABOVE (L - R): Erika Williams, Felecia Church, & Veronica Rooks  

Erika Williams - Walker, Program Manager, & Veronica Rooks with the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities were happy to discuss services available for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that are offered by Fulton County Government.   They appeared on a public affairs program hosted by Felecia Church with WAEC - AM Radio.   The discussion was part of the Department's outreach and education campaign during March, which is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

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PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES JOINED THE FULTON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AS THEY ISSUED A PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING MARCH AS NATIONAL DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH    

DD Month 2019  

ABOVE: Staff, clients and supporters of services for people with developmental disabilities receive a proclamation from the Fulton County Board of Commissioners  

Mr. S.J. Tuck Jr. thanked the Fulton County Board of Commissioners for their continuous support and funding for programs and services that benefit people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.   He gave a brief speech at the Board of Commissioners Meeting, where the Commissioners issued a proclamation recognizing March as National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.   The proclamation ceremony was organized by the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities.   Read more here.    

Employees  

Outside of the Assembly Hall in the Fulton County Government Center where the proclamation was presented, the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (BHDD) set-up tables displaying art created by adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities.   Complimentary light refreshments were also provided.   T'Quania Hammond Allen (Left) & Damali Johnson are BHDD employees who helped transport clients and art to the Board of Commissioners meeting.  

Employees & clients

Sumaiya Islam (Left), Shelly Knight, Whitlock Daniels & Alexis Hightower (seated) enjoy the art on display after receiving the proclamation from the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.   During the presentation, Whitlock Daniels read a wonderful poem about not letting disabilities define her.   The auditorium roared with applause.    

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