Adventures of T-Man

Adventures of T-Man

Tue, 01/25/2022 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

A coming of age story about Terrence, a 26-year-old African American man with high-functioning autism.

Adventures of T-Man, airing Tuesday, January 25 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV, is a coming of age story about Terrence, a 26-year-old African American man with high-functioning autism living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Curious, earnest, but naïve, he yearns to live an independent life, despite the many obstacles. When he’s chosen by a financial technology firm to be part of a pilot program hiring people on the autism spectrum, he sees his chance. The job gives him the footing he’s needed to move out of his parent’s house and take his first steps towards life on his own for the first time. However, independence may be more than he bargained for as he encounters numerous setbacks, straining his relationships and placing him in danger.” 

This film is presented as part of Dialogue on Disability, a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies designed to promote inclusion. 

Dialogue on Disability, an initiative founded by WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies in 2003, celebrates people with differing abilities and promotes a more inclusive community. Presenting a week’s worth of TV and radio specials, news reports, and interviews on WXXI’s daily talk show, Connections with Evan Dawson, the initiative is designed to encourage community discussion about the perspectives and abilities of people with physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities. Dialogue on Disability runs January 24-30.

For a complete list of programs and other offerings, visit WXXI.org/dodDialogue on Disability is a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies - in conjunction with the Herman and Margaret Schwartz Community Series. The initiative is supported by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation with additional support from The Golisano Foundation.

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