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 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 and intellectual disabilities. In the first year, Dialogue on Disability reached 30,000 people. In 2013, it reached nearly 1 million people.

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 continues to take place in January as part of 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.

Recently Aired

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 6:00am
Classical 91.5 celebrates the musicians who compose and perform no matter what challenges they face.
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 5:00pm
In this episode meet RIT alumni and furniture maker Wendy Maruyama, who shares her craft and the challenges related to her deafness and disability. 
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 4:30pm
Men Caring tells the story of three men who are the primary caregivers for adults with disabilities.
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 4:00pm
This film profiles the determination of a profoundly deaf boy and his family as they work together to find ways for Darren to communicate. 
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:00am
WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies are pleased to bring walkaround Julia, Sesame Street’s first muppet on the autism spectrum, to the Golisano Autism Center.
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Dialogue On Disability

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