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Coming up on Connections: Friday, November 9

Nov 9, 2018

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First hour: The film, "The Limits of My World"

Second hour: Musician and humanitarian Ayman Jarjour

A film called "The Limits of My World" tells the story of a nonverbal young man with autism as he transitions from high school to adulthood. We'll talk about the challenges young adults like him face, and how parents, caregivers, and community members can help ease that transition. Our panel includes experts and parents who share their personal experiences. Our guests:

  • Sarah Milko, executive director of AutismUp, and parent of a teenager with autism
  • Dr. Stephen Sulkes, M.D., professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Melissa Parrish, Golisano Autism Center Family Navigator at the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester, and parent of a teenager with autism
  • Heather Cassano, director of “The Limits of My World”

Then in our second hour, a discussion about how to support refugees, both locally and globally. We'll hear from a musician and humanitarian who is using his skills and talents to help refugees in camps around the world. Our guests:

  • Ayman Jarjour, musician and humanitarian
  • Hani Ali, refugee from Somalia, and social worker in the guardianship program at Catholic Family Center
  • Charlsey Bickett, executive director of Mary’s Place