Connections with Evan Dawson

Connections with Evan Dawson

Fri, 01/28/2022 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Connections continues their series of conversations about inclusion during Dialogue on Disability Week.

Devin Hamilton was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was three years old. While a student at RIT, he enrolled in the Self-Direction program through New York State. Self-Direction enables individuals with developmental disabilities to make decisions for themselves about the supports and services they need. Evan talks with Devin about the choices he's made and how the program benefits him and the larger community. Guests include:
  • Devin Hamilton, RIT graduate, business owner, and user of the Self-Direction program
  • Alexis Pena, Devin's assistant
  • Cheryl Garlock, self-direction broker for CP Rochester

Connections with Evan Dawson airs Friday, January 28 at 1 p.m. on AM 1370, WRUR-FM 88.5, and streaming on

This story is part of Dialogue on Disability Week, a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies -- in conjunction with the Herman and Margaret Schwartz Community Series.