EXITED: Listening Session

EXITED: Listening Session

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join us as we come together to listen to selected excerpts from our award-winning podcast series, EXITED. 

New to Dialogue on Disability this year, WXXI and Al Sigl will host a listening session of the award-winning podcast EXITED on Monday, January 14 at 6 p.m. at Al Sigl’s Golisano Campus (1000 Elmwood Avenue, Door 1). Produced by WXXI News’ Inclusion Desk, EXITED shares the journey of eight young people with disabilities as they transition into adulthood. This listening session will specifically focus on college-based programs for students with intellectual disabilities. It is free with no reservations needed. Seats are first come, first served.

More about the podcast:
When young people finish high school, they need to figure out what to do next. Growing up can be a daunting experience for everyone, but for people with disabilities, it can feel like arriving at a cliff. 

Exited is a podcast that explores this moment through the experiences of eight young people and their families. It's about growing up and trying to find a place where you belong -- when you've been told your whole life that you're different.

This podcast is from WXXI's Inclusion Desk, a multi-platform reporting effort to inform and transform attitudes and behavior about inclusion. The Inclusion Desk grew from the Move to Include partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation. Through programming and special events, WXXI and the Golisano Foundation look to build a more inclusive community by inspiring and motivating people to embrace different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community life.

Click here to listen to the entire series.