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 to 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 INCLUDE. 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

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 8:30pm
One of Rochester’s most well-known non-profit leaders, Dan Meyers joins WXXI President Norm Silverstein for an episode of Norm & Company

Recently

Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 2:30pm
Jason DaSilva shares his story of determination to survive—and to make sense of a devastating disease through the art of cinema.
Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 1:30pm
What happens when love runs out of time?  For 92-year-old Mimi, who has spent her life caring for 64-year-old Dona, a daughter with an intellectual disability, it means facing the inevitable.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 10:00pm
From Botox to bionic limbs, the human body is more “upgradeable” than ever. But how much of it can we alter and still be human?
Monday, January 11, 2016 - 10:00pm
Autism In Love follows the lives of four adults at different places on the autism spectrum opening up their personal lives as they navigate dating and romantic relationships.
Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 9:00pm
The impact of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act is visible in parking lots, bathrooms, and public buildings across the country.

 

Program highlights from past years

Watch clips from previous Dialogue on Disability programs.

In Partnership with...

 

Golisano Foundation - Imagine the possibilities!

Dialogue On Disability

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