disabilities

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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Connections: "Spread the Word: Inclusion"

We get an update on the “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign, which seeks to eliminate the use of the "r" word and end discrimination against...
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Wed, 03/06/2019 - 10:38am
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Connections: New York State's optional ID cards for people with intellectual disabilities

New York State has launched new, optional ID cards for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The goal is to help law enforcement and...
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Fri, 03/01/2019 - 9:47am
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Connections: Former Senator Tom Harkin and the ROC EmployABILITY Conference

We're joined by former Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa, who authored the Americans with Disabilities Act. Research shows that among similarly sized cities,...
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Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:58am
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Connections: Dialogue on Disability - "Invisible" disabilities

We conclude our Dialogue on Disability Week with a conversation about "invisible" disabilities. Our guests share the challenges they face living with...
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Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:51am
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Connections: Dialogue on Disability-Adaptive sports

Our Dialogue on Disability Week continues with a conversation about adaptive sports. According to the CDC, nearly half of adults with disabilities ages...
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Thu, 01/11/2018 - 5:36am
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Connections: How the media covers the murders of people with disabilities by caregivers

We discuss a difficult, often grim, but vital issue this hour: when people with disabilities are murdered by their caregivers or family members....
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Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:59pm
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