Dialogue on Disability — Devin's story and the Self-Direction program
We continue our conversations about issues related to inclusion during Dialogue on Disability Week.
Devin Hamilton was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was three years old. While a student at RIT, he enrolled in the Self-Direction program through New York State. Self-Direction enables individuals with developmental disabilities to make decisions for themselves about the supports and services they need.
We talk with Devin about the choices he's made and how the program benefits him and the larger community. Our guests:
- Devin Hamilton, president of RapAdapt, and user of the Self-Direction program
- Alexis Pena, Devin's assistant
- Cheryl Garlock, self-direction broker for CP Rochester
This story is part of Dialogue on Disability Week -- a partnership between WXXI and Al Sigl Community of Agencies, in conjunction with the Herman and Margaret Schwartz Community Series.