The Opportunity Project

The Opportunity Project

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 8:55pm - 9:00pm

Robert Lonie, Keuka College

Meet two young people with an intellectual and developmental disability who are building a positive, self-determined, satisfying adult life.

Immediately following the documentary Rethinking College, WXXI-TV broadcast two short from The Opportunity Project, a new micro-documentary film series created by the Institute for Innovative Transition at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Educationand funded by the Golisano Foundation. Airing Thursday, July 23 at 8:55 p.m on WXXI-TV, The Opportunity Project features short films, each centering around a young person with a disability building a positive, self-determined, and satisfying adult life. In its mission to increase positive images of people with disabilities in the media, the Institute for Innovative Transition, through these video stories, aims to promote a sense of possibility, open doors, and precedent about these individuals as they transition into adulthood.

The two films presented in this broadcast feature Robert Lonie, who attended Keuka College's D.R.I.V.E.  program and Cori Piels (pictured), who graduated from TPSID at Monroe Community College.

This film is part of MOVE TO INCLUDE, a partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation designed to stimulate community dialogue about the perspectives of people with physical and intellectual disabilities.

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