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  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 two-year project called MOVE TO INLCUDE. Dialogue on Disability will continue to take place in January as part of this new project.

The partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies, is supported by the Golisano Foundation and part of Al Sigl’s Herman and Margaret Schwartz Community Series, funded by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation.

Coming Up

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 4:00pm
Prunella and Marina's first sleepover ends abruptly when Prunella insists on helping Marina, who is blind, with everything.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 4:00pm
Prunella and Marina's first sleepover ends abruptly when Prunella insists on helping Marina, who is blind, with everything.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 8:30pm
Rochesterian Vlad Stefanovic shares with the panel how Multiple Sclerosis has affected his life.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 9:00pm
Cody is a beautiful 21 year old college student who lives life in a wheelchair.
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:00pm
Renowned cornet virtuoso Jim Klages was at the height of his career when he was diagnosed with MS.

Recently

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 8:30pm
Rochesterian Vlad Stefanovic shares with the panel how Multiple Sclerosis has affected his life.

 

Program highlights from past years

Watch clips from previous Dialogue on Disability programs.

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Dialogue On Disability

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