Dialogue On Disability

Dialogue on Disability is a week-long outreach partnership that happens every January with Al Sigl Community of Agencies, designed to stimulate community dialogue about the perspectives and abilities of people with physical and intellectual disabilities. 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. In the first year, Dialogue on Disability reached 30,000 people. In 2013, it reached nearly 1 million people.

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.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:00pm
The first-ever autobiographical documentary about physicist Stephen Hawking offers rare insights into Hawking's life.
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 7:30am
As part of this outreach initiative, WXXI presents a variety of children's programs that deal with disability issues.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 10:00pm
Many people are unaware of the full spectrum of autism disorders.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 8:30pm
Study a public school for severely autistic minority boys and their options for independent living. 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 12:00pm
Today on Connections with Evan Dawson...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 12:00pm
Today on Connections with Evan Dawson...
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 12:00pm
Today on Connections with Evan Dawson...
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 7:00pm
A jaw dropping story about one unforgettable athlete Kevin Pearce.
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 3:00pm
Rochesterian Vlad Stefanovic shares with the panel how Multiple Sclerosis has affected his life.


Also on WXXI

Listen online here
A StoryCorps presentation about a young woman with an amazing spirit, who was born with CHARGE syndrome.

Program highlights from past years

Watch clips from previous Dialogue on Disability programs.

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Dialogue On Disability

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