Dialogue on Disability on 1370 Connection

Dialogue on Disability on 1370 Connection

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 12:00pm - Thu, 01/10/2013 - 12:00pm

Pictured: Host Bob Smith

Credit: Richard Ashworth

As part of Dialogue on Disability, Bob Smith and guests will discuss local programs and initiaves for those with physical or mentally disabilities.

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This week on 1370 Connection:

Monday, January 7 at 12 noon

Hour 1 - We discuss issues of inclusion and mental health with John Olsan, Cynthia Kelly, and Sara Taylor of Rochester Rehabiliation and Nolan Fraver of Medical Motor Service.

Hour 2 - We examine the importance of an active lifestyle with Mike Radell of the Epilepsy Foundation, Dee Mascari of the National MS Society, and Nancy Steinkamp and Coleen Foster of Rochester Rehabilitation.

 Tuesday, January 8 at 12 noon

Hour 1 - Dialogue on Disability continues; this hour's topic is the benefits of early intervention programs. We talk with Karen Terp of CP Rochester and Liz Pfleghardt and Jason Zuch of Rochester Hearing & Speech Center.

Thursday, January 10 at 12 noon

Hour 1 – Tina Bennett of CP Rochester, Alison Wilcox of the Girl Scouts, Marie MacGregor of Rochester Rehabilitation and Ramona Pompea of Rochester Hearing & Speech Center discuss issues of collaboration raised by the film "Shooting Beauty" which will have a free screening at the Little Theater on Monday the 14th at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. 

Hour 2 - A look at adaptive technology with Pam Gabryel of Rochester Rehabilitation's "DriveOn" program and former client Luticha Doucette joined by Jane Murray of CP Rochester.

Dialogue on Disability is a programming initiative that celebrates the amazing lives of people with special needs. During the week-long series, which runs January 7 through January 14, WXXI presents special programming on TV, radio, and at the Little Theatre. The programming is designed to encourage community dialogue about the lives and abilities of people with physical and intellectual disabilities and the importance of inclusion. Dialogue on Disability is made possible through support from the Fred L. Emerson Foundation.