A Public Awareness Video Series, “Voices Beyond the Mirror” – Part 5

GCDD has created a series of public awareness video clips to mark the 40th  Anniversary of the DD Bill of Rights Act of 1971 called “Voices Beyond the Mirror.” 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.

Each week we will offer a new clip of the entire series to spark more conversation and spread knowledge. Last week we highlighted one of the eight video shorts with a researcher and professor at Georgia State University exploring “ableism” and sexual health. The next video in the series features a father and son, Pete and Vincent Anziano, talking about their relationship.

Pete Anziano is a peer counselor at The Shepherd Center.
In this video, Pete and his 10-year-old son Vincent, reflect on their father-son relationship.

When I was first coming to grips with the idea of using the wheelchair, the big challenges were, how am I going to teach him (his son) how to kick the soccer ball?” Pete Anziano

“You wouldn’t be able to sit in your dad’s lap and have the dogs pull you and him at 25 mph (if he didn’t have a wheelchair).” Vincent Anziano

Check out the video at http://www.youtube.com/georgiaddcouncil to learn more about Pete and Vincent's struggles, triumphs and dreams. 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.