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Partner Spotlight: Bobby Dodd Institute

This week’s partner spotlight is the Bobby Dodd Institute (BDI), whose mission is to empower people with differing abilities to maximize their potential by securing economic self-sufficiency, independence, and inclusion within their communities. Among several other services for families and businesses, BDI houses the Ambassador Leadership Program. This exclusive eight-week program is designed to help young adults with developmental disabilities build confidence, improve communication skills and become better self-advocates.

We are very pleased to announce that BDI’s Ambassador Leadership Program will be hosting a self-advocacy panel during our upcoming design thinking workshops at Georgia Tech and Emory University! You do not want to miss our diverse group of panelists share their unique insights, knowledge, and experience - register now to reserve your seat! 

About BDI

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BDI helps people of differing abilities maximize their potential through supportive services. BDI offers a continuum of support for all ages, stages and levels of need for people with disabilities and their families. BDI also operates several social enterprises in order to fund its programs and to place people with differing abilities in inclusive-minded work spaces. These business services include: Call Centers & Switchboard Operations, Mailroom Management, Warehouse Services and Hospitality & Food Service. BDI began as a program at All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) in 1960. After decades apart, the two organizations merged in 2018 to reconnect their shared mission and better serve those with disabilities.

Individuals interested in learning more about BDI's Ambassador Leadership Program should email Kylie Moore, the program creator and manager.