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Veronica Volk

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Caption: While Carrie D'Olivo says there's no particular task that she especially enjoys in her job at ArcWorks, she says she wants "to stay here as long as I can.", Credit: MALINDA RUIT/WXXI NEWS

The uncertain future of segregated workshops (03:38)
From: WXXI

For lots of people, leaving high school means looking for a job. But for some people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, finding a job in a typical way might be ...
Caption: Maggie McCrumb plays with a child at a day care center while being assessed by a "vocational evaluator," in order to get help with job placement from New York state., Credit: KAREN SHAKERDGE/WXXI NEWS

Leaving college with lots of benefits — but no degree (03:27)
From: WXXI

The number of college-based programs for students with intellectual disabilities is growing across the country, and they often provide many of those benefits — except for a ...
Caption: Nate Taylor works on an assignment during a class for students with disabilities that he took over the summer to avoid regression during the break., Credit: KAREN SHAKERDGE/WXXI NEWS

Want a diploma? Go through this maze first (03:25)
From: WXXI

In the first episode of Exited, explore an early factor in transition – graduation tracks – through the experience of 17-year-old Nate, a student who doesn’t quite fit on any ...
Caption: Kramer's dairy cows turned out to pasture., Credit: Veronica Volk

Helping the Great Lakes one dairy cow at a time (03:23)
From: Great Lakes Today

What does a dairy cow have to do with a healthy lake ecosystem? At a recent Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Buffalo New York, people were invited out to witness that ...
Caption: Julie Cataldo prepared to be lifted from her wheelchair into an accessible kayak on the Erie Canal., Credit: Veronica Volk

Disabilities no longer a barrier to Great Lakes' waters (03:34)
From: Great Lakes Today

The Great Lakes region provides recreational opportunities all year – whether it’s hiking in the fall, ice fishing in the winter, or boating in the spring and summer. But not ...
Caption: Tony David (right) and an apprentice, Angelo Johnson (left) look out over the water where the dam used to be., Credit: Veronica Volk

Dam removal sparks cultural revival in Akwesasne (04:16)
From: Great Lakes Today

Seventy-two dams in the U-S were demolished last year; and hundreds more were removed in the past decade. Most are taken down as part of an effort to restore rivers and the ...
Caption: Mike Garland shows how water is tested in the wastewater treatment plant before being released back into Lake Ontario., Credit: Veronica Volk

Spring rain caused severe sewage overflows in Lake Ontario (03:15)
From: Great Lakes Today

This spring’s heavy rains caused flooding along Lake Ontario's shoreline, but what happened to the lake itself? New data from U.S. and Canadian cities shows that the rain ...
Caption: Sandbags line the shore of Ward's Island, on of the Toronto Islands overlooking the city., Credit: Veronica Volk

Toronto Islands reopen after Lake Ontario flooding (:58)
From: Great Lakes Today

For a lot of people and business around Lake Ontario, flooding put summer on hold. Now that the water is going down, businesses are coming back, including an amusement park ...
Caption: GLRI funding helps projects like the Maple River dam removal, Credit: Ben Thorp

House panel approves $300 million for Great Lakes (:57)
From: Great Lakes Today

Despite a White House proposal to eliminate $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, the House Appropriations Committee voted late Tuesday to fully fund the ...
Caption: An empty car on Centreville Amusement Park's log flume., Credit: Veronica Volk

Toronto's islands hurt by Lake Ontario flooding (03:34)
From: Great Lakes Today

Flooding has continued along Lake Ontario for two months -- like some slow-motion natural disaster. And it’s still creating problems in Toronto, the biggest city in Canada. ...