A Public Awareness Video Series, “Voices Beyond the Mirror” – Part 9

During the past few weeks, we have been offering a different clip from our “Voices Beyond the Mirror” public awareness video series to spark more conversation and spread knowledge about community living and disabilities. The previous video clip we highlighted was a video short of a university administrator as she shares her view on etiquette and using People First Language. The next clip is the last of the personal message videos in the series and features a mother sharing her views on the need for community involvement for her daughter and other individuals with disabilities, as her daughter expresses her feelings on independent living. 

Dr. Pat Nobbie is Mia’s mom and Deputy Director of GCDD and she imparts the value of employment, independent living in the community and her expectation that Mia and others will receive the necessary supports to be able to do what everybody else does.

“She wanted to move out. She wanted her own place. That’s what she kept saying. I want my own place.” Pat Nobbie


Mia Nobbie is a young woman who expresses her feelings about living independently in the community in this video.

“I have my own bathroom and my own closet. And mom helped me with my window and the flowers on my window. I have my own kitchen…” Mia Nobbie

 GCDD created “Voices Beyond the Mirror” to mark the 40th  Anniversary of the DD Bill of Rights Act of 1971. The video series provides a thoughtful look into the everyday realities of living with different types of disabilities. The video series includes a centerpiece video, a short video of the Georgia DD Network Federal Partners reflecting on the progress made over the past 40 years and eight video shorts of personal messages from people with disabilities.

Check out the video featuring Pat and Mia Nobbie sharing their struggles, triumphs and dreams at http://www.youtube.com/georgiaddcouncil . Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Keep up with all of the news going on in Georgia’s disability community with GCDD.