disabilities

Connections: Discussing the challenges the pandemic has presented for people with disabilities

When COVID-19 vaccines first became available, a local doctor noticed a gap in access when it came to people with disabilities. Dr. Tiffany Pulcino and...
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Fri, 03/26/2021 - 10:47am
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Connections: The Disability EmpowHer Network

Research finds that girls with disabilities have significantly lower high school graduation rates and higher unemployment rates than their nondisabled...
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Fri, 02/26/2021 - 11:30am
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Connections: Discussing updates related to autism screening, support, and advocacy

We have a conversation about a number of subjects related to autism. Our guests help us understand a new screening process, how to help families...
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Fri, 01/29/2021 - 10:40am
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Connections: Discussing the state of accessible housing for people with disabilities

More than 30 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), finding accessible housing remains a challenge for people with...
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Wed, 01/27/2021 - 9:24am
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Connections: RCSD Superintendent Lesli Myers-Small and RTA President Adam Urbanski

We talk with Rochester City School District Superintendent Lesli Myers-Small and Rochester Teachers Association President Adam Urbanski about the latest...
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Fri, 10/30/2020 - 10:14am
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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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