State Senator Joe Simitian came to the Media Center studio to tape an interview with Abilities United (formerly CAR), the remarkable agency that champions people with developmental and physical disabilities. It was a fitting way to end the year of community TV production as Simitian spoke about how every member of our community has the potential to improve the quality of life, regardless of their physical or developmental abilities. He noted the many ways that the clients of Abilities United have volunteered for community projects and events and the reasons it’s important for every person to give back to the community where they live. The final 2011 episode of “Abilities United Presents: Community Connections” also includes features on a visit to Deer Hollow Farm and the agency’s work at the Boys and Girls Club of East Palo Alto. It also profiles two clients – one a writer and the other, an artist. The program will begin to air just after New Year’s. The TV schedule can be seen here.