Inclusion Desk

Wegmans provides a new app to help shoppers who are blind or have low-vision

Wegmans is partnering with a high-tech company to offer a new option for people who are blind or have low-vision. The Rochester supermarket chain is...
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Tue, 09/04/2018 - 5:37am
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New center helps adults, children who have autism

The old Gates police substation in Westgate Plaza has sat empty for roughly a decade. But on Thursday, the Autism Council cut the ribbon for the station...
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Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:54pm
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ID cards coming for people with developmental disabilities

People with special needs will have access to new ID cards that state Sen. Pam Helming says will help them communicate with emergency responders.
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Tue, 08/28/2018 - 2:04pm
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Defining accessibility in STEM college programs

Luticha Doucette always knew she wanted to be a scientist, even if no one else thought she could do it. "I was very much discouraged from going into the...
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Mon, 08/13/2018 - 7:45am
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Colleagues and community mourn sudden death of Tristram Smith, autism research pioneer

A local autism researcher is being remembered as a pioneer in the field whose work significantly changed the approach to autism spectrum disorder....
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Fri, 08/10/2018 - 9:23am
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RIT working to foster inclusion in the sciences

Laurel Hunter spells her last name, "H-U-N-T-E-the sound a pirate makes." She has a lisp and is the daughter of a deaf adult. "I can’t always hear the...
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Fri, 08/03/2018 - 1:41pm
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WATCH: Supporting families with autism during a crisis

https://youtu.be/AOW-CcB1LK8 The death of 14-year-old Trevyan Rowe continues to haunt the Rochester community. It was on March 11th when the teen’s body...
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Tue, 07/24/2018 - 9:16am
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WATCH: Rethinking how to help families with autism; diversifying the legal field

https://youtu.be/2tk7TePDtlI The tragic death of a city teen is causing a community to rethink how it assists families with autism. On this edition of...
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Mon, 07/23/2018 - 5:38am
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Health disparities put deaf community at risk

Deaf individuals are up to seven times as likely as their hearing peers to have heart disease, high blood pressure, and strokes. That's according to...
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Thu, 07/19/2018 - 5:25am
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Rochester Police Sgt. runs for 50 hours to help Special Olympians

A Rochester Police Sergeant is running a very long way this weekend in an effort to raise money for Special Olympics. Brett Sobieraski started running...
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Fri, 07/13/2018 - 1:42pm
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