Citizen Advocacy of Atlanta & DeKalb, Inc. is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, established by the Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO) in 1977; becoming independent and incorporated in 1991. The organization has only one purpose- to recruit, match and offer support to private citizens who become advocates for people experiencing disability discrimination.

Citizen Advocacy programs build long, lasting relationships between ordinary citizens (citizen advocates), who are unpaid and independent, and people with developmental disability (protégés). Citizen advocates are asked to make a commitment to represent their protégé's rights and interests as if they were their own.


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Citizen Advocacy of Atlanta & DeKalb, Inc. is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, established by the Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO) in 1977; becoming independent and incorporated in 1991. The organization has only one purpose- to recruit, match and offer support to private citizens who become advocates for people experiencing disability discrimination.

Citizen Advocacy programs build long, lasting relationships between ordinary citizens (citizen advocates), who are unpaid and independent, and people with developmental disability (protégés). Citizen advocates are asked to make a commitment to represent their protégé's rights and interests as if they were their own.