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Our Dialogue on Disability looks at lifetimes of care. What happens when a parent passes away, leaving questions about who will care for an adult with a disability? This question is at the heart of the documentary Mimi and Dona, which airs Sunday on WXXI-TV.

Our guests discuss this and related questions. In studio:

This program is presented as part of Dialogue on Disability Week – a partnership between WXXI and the Al Sigl Community of Agencies – in conjunction with the Herman and Margaret Schwartz Community Series.  Dialogue on Disability is supported in part by The Golisano Foundation with additional support from the Fred L. Emerson Foundation. 

Our Dialogue on Disability looks at how technology is changing what is possible for people with disabilities. Known as "effective access technology," it can help people in many different ways.

We also discuss the documentary, Fixed: The Science Fiction of Human Enhancement, which asks whether technology can go too far in enhancing human abilities. It airs Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Our guests:

This program is presented as part of Dialogue on Disability Week – a partnership between WXXI and the Al Sigl Community of Agencies – in conjunction with the Herman and Margaret Schwartz Community Series. Dialogue on Disability is supported in part by The Golisano Foundation with additional support from the Fred L. Emerson Foundation. 

Watch Need to Know with host Hélène Biandudi Hofer Thursdays at 8pm on WXXI-TV, Channel 21.1 and Cable 11 or 1221.

As part of WXXI's Dialogue on Disability initiative, we discuss a documentary that explores the challenges of romantic relationships for people diagnosed with autism. 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. The film will be screened Monday night on WXXI. Our guests:

This program is presented as part of Dialogue on Disability Week – a partnership between WXXI and the Al Sigl Community of Agencies – in conjunction with the Herman and Margaret Schwartz Community Series.  Dialogue on Disability is supported in part by The Golisano Foundation with additional support from the Fred L. Emerson Foundation. 

Our series of shows on Dialogue on Disability continues with a look at the importance of staying active after a brain injury. 

The Panel:

Paul Akers of Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc
Anita O'Brien of Rochester Rehabilitation

We start our week-long "Dialogue on Disability" with a look at integrated activities and the benefits they offer, especially for “typically developing” children. We’ll also look at early intervention programs with our guests:

www.samharris.org

Connections starts at Noon on AM 1370 and streamed online by clicking the "Listen Live" button at the top of the page. Be part of the show by calling 585-263-WXXI (9994), or sending a message via FacebookTwitter, or email.

Connections starts at Noon on AM 1370 and streamed online by clicking the "Listen Live" button at the top of the page. Be part of the show by calling 585-263-WXXI (9994), or sending a message via FacebookTwitter, or email.

12 Noon: We'll discuss minimum wage: where is it headed? New York recently raised the minimum wage to $8/hr; federal Democrats want $10.10/hr with the wage linked to inflation.

We will have two guests in studio: State Senator Ted O’Brien, who favors an even more aggressive schedule in raising the minimum wage, and Kent Gardner, Chief Economist with the Center for Governmental Research, who will provide evidence that there are negative consequences linked to Senator O’Brien’s proposals. Gardner will also offer  alternative ways to impact workers near the poverty level.

1 p.m.: Dialogue on Disability week kicks off with a look at new hiring rules that are coming in 2015. What do employers need to know? How should businesses go about interviewing job candidates who are blind, deaf, or have other limitations? How can job applicants with such limitations overcome the stigmas that abound?

We will have two guests in studio: Marie MacGregor, director of human resources for Rochester Rehabilitation, and Sara Taylor, director of employment services at Rochester Rehabilitation. 

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