Real Stories, Real People was created to educate the public and policymakers about the value of investing in the future of their fellow Georgians living with a developmental disability. Persons living with a developmental disability have dreams of furthering their education, getting a job, living independently and creating lasting friendships, but support through a Medicaid Waiver is often needed to fulfill these dreams. Real Stories, Real People provides intimate portrayals of lives well lived as a result of resources provided by a Medicaid Waiver and lives lacking meaning due to inadequate support. These stories will be disseminated across various platforms including this website, social media, blogging and a publication. I hope you will be moved by these stories and join me in advocating for funding the investment in the lives of Georgians living with a developmental disability.