2021 has been quite a year for our very own Wesley Ford!
We are very fortunate to have one of our EPIC members, Wesley, join The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD), where he was one of the four new appointees from around the state by Governor Brian Kemp!
The goal of the council’s work is to increase opportunities for independence, inclusion, integration, productivity, and self-determination for all persons with developmental disabilities.
Wesley has also been selected as the 2021-2022 National Council of Self Advocates Officer for The Arc of the United States. self-advocate appointed to the council. A resident of Jackson, Ford says, “My passion is to share information through various ways that lead to a better understanding of Down syndrome and other disabilities. I want people to know and understand that special-needs individuals are capable of making a powerful impact in their community if they are given the opportunity and the support that they need!” Ford’s life goal is to help all people discover their limitless possibilities through various programs, events, and training, which he shares on his Facebook page. Ford says he has a voice and the right to participate in advocating for changes.
We are very fortunate to have Wesley share his passion for change with his fellow students at our GiGi’s Playhouse Atlanta EPIC program, an adult program where participants learn independent living skills, enhance communication skills, and have an opportunity for some great socialization! Please visit our CALENDAR to see all the amazing programs and RSVP today!