Dialogue On Disability

Since 2003 WXXI and the Al Sigl Community of Agencies have worked together to help break the ingrained stereotypes about individuals with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities with its week-long initiative, Dialogue on Disability. Held every January, the initiative is designed to stimulate community dialogue about the perspectives and abilities of people with physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities. 

In an effort to continue its commitment to motivate individuals to take action and to include more people with disabilities in the workplace, in schools, neighborhoods, and in all aspects of society, WXXI has partnered with the Golisano Foundation in a year-long initiative called Move to Include. 

Dialogue on Disability is a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies - in conjunction with the Herman and Margaret Schwartz Community Series. Dialogue on Disability is supported by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation with additional support from The Golisano Foundation.

Dialogue On Disability

The on-demand archive of the national virtual screening and panel discussion of American Masters – Oliver Sacks: His Own Life   panel discussion is now available. See the full broadcast of the documentary on April 9th

Recently Aired

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 6:30am
All week long, WXXI-TV and WXXI-Kids 24/7 will air special PBS Kids programming that deals with disability issues, including episodes from Arthur, Peg + Cat and Dinosaur Train.
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 5:00pm
Presented as part of Dialogue on Disability and Move to Include, this film examines the lives of five young people who live with autism spectrum disorder.
Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 11:00pm
This revealing documentary sheds light on Count Basie’s inner motivations, as well as his relationships with his wife and disabled daughter, the “hidden core of his creative life.”
Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 5:00pm
With the help of their loyal guide dogs, six blind Israelis travel on the March of the Living, a program that brings students from all over the world to Auschwitz.
Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 3:00pm
British documentarian Richard Macer embarks on a journey across the United Kingdom with his dyslexic son, Arthur. 
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Dialogue On Disability

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