The GCDD Storytelling Project
In 2018 and 2019, the Georgia Council of Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) teamed up with talented writers and photographers who set out across the state to collect some great stories about people with developmental disabilities. The Storytelling Project was born.
Since 2018 we have collected 100 stories for our Telling Our Stories project, created the first season of our Hidden Voices podcast, and shot a short documentary film 6,000 Waiting (now available for screening). The year of 2020 has been quite different for Georgia, from social distancing to ‘back open’ the residents of Georgia with and without disabilities have adjusted their lives to new social rules. The Storytelling Project is responding to these times with season two of the podcast Hidden Voices focusing on the experience of social distancing. And also with our Over the Wire video project, a collecting of stories virtually and dispersed virtually.
Telling Our Stories
GCDD teamed up with talented writers and photographers who set out across the state to collect some great stories about people with developmental disabilities. Click here to view those stories.
GCDD created a seven-episode podcast, called Hidden Voices, spotlighting the stories of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Click here to listen to those podcasts.
Over the Wire
GCDD would love for you to send us a recording of yourself telling your story. The video submissions will be turned into short (30 second) social media clips. Find out how to submit your video here.
Premiering January 2021, the film follows three Georgians with developmental disabilities as they navigate Georgia’s daunting Medicaid waiver system. Find out more about the film here.
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