disabilities

Connections: Discussing challenges faced by people with autism during the pandemic

As we've explored in recent conversations, the pandemic has posed unique challenges for people with disabilities. For adults and children with autism,...
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Fri, 07/24/2020 - 10:12am
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Connections: How the pandemic is affecting people with disabilities

WXXI News covers Governor Cuomo’s press briefing from Albany. Following that, we have a discussion about issues affecting people with disabilities –...
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Thu, 07/23/2020 - 10:48am
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Disability community still fighting for independent living

Philipe Rivera goes by "Flip." He's 34 years old and has cerebral palsy. He has a tattoo on his arm, uses a wheelchair, and communicates through a...
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Mon, 07/20/2020 - 10:41am
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Connections: Discussing new guidelines for autism screenings

New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend specific autism screenings during well visits when children are 18 month and 24 months...
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Mon, 03/23/2020 - 10:29am
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Connections: Irish tenor and Paralympian Ronan Tynan

Acclaimed Irish tenor and Paralympian Ronan Tynan is coming to Rochester to speak and sing at two events. Tynan was born with phocomelia, a lower limb...
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Tue, 02/18/2020 - 9:13am
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Connections: Dialogue on Disability - Sports, media, and inclusion

We wrap up our annual Dialogue on Disability Week with a conversation about sports, media, and inclusion. Special Olympics New York is celebrating 50...
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Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:08am
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Connections: Dialogue on Disability - The value of respite programs

As part of Dialogue on Disability Week, we continue our series of conversations about inclusion and disability rights. This hour, we discuss the value...
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Wed, 01/22/2020 - 10:28am
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Connections: Oscar Merulla-Bonn on disability rights

A local sixth grader is going viral in our community. At the age of 14 months, Oscar Merulla-Bonn was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy. He's been...
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Tue, 10/01/2019 - 11:08am
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Connections: How to help young adults with intellectual disabilities transition into the adult world

What do young adults with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers need to know as they prepare to exit the school system? It's a question that...
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Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:18am
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Connections: NPR investigations correspondent Joe Shapiro

NPR investigations correspondent Joe Shapiro joins us in studio. He’s in Rochester to speak at the American Academy of Developmental Medicine &...
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Thu, 05/09/2019 - 11:59am
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