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Real story on what it means to them

By Riverine Herald

VIVID has shone a light on young people with a disability, launching the new video What it Means to Me.

Created as part of National Youth Week, the video explores the views of six young people living with a disability.

Vivid chief executive Scott Alexander was thrilled by the positive response to the event.

‘‘All the people Vivid supports have a story to tell and part of Vivid’s mission is to give them a voice,’’ he said.

‘‘We do that through projects like this video, on our social media channels, our quarterly newsletter or through programs such as our Client Representative Council.

‘‘Today the overwhelming emotion for me was pride in what those six young people were able to convey in that short video and Vivid’s role in bringing their stories to life.’’

Mr Alexander said the video, which was enjoyed by a large audience, was a significant asset to help spread a vital message.

‘‘We wanted to create a project, as part of National Youth Week, that shone a light on young people who happen to have a disability,’’ he said.

‘‘It is important for us, as an organisation which supports people with a disability, to ensure the community hears the voices and opinions of a diverse range of people.’’