Film Premiere about People Inc.’s Guys Group Cross-country Road Trip that Changed them for a Lifetime
Film Showcases Experiential Learning by Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
What: The Museum of disABILITY History Film and Speaker Series will debut the documentary, Six Guys, 6,000 Miles, at its sold-out event. Attendees will experience the red carpet treatment with a chance to take photos of the stars of the documentary.
When: Friday, August 12, 2016. Two film showings at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., with a reception at 5 p.m. Q&A included. Film: 75 minutes, no rating.
Where: The Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, NY (enter from North Bailey Avenue)
Information: Six Guys, 6,000 Miles documents a one-of-a-kind cross-country trip by four participants in People Inc.’s Guys Group, a social group for young men with developmental disabilities, and two life quality coaches. In June 2015, they embarked on a journey from Buffalo, NY to the west coast, for an experiential learning trip that could not be further from ordinary. With the assistance and support of two People Inc. life quality coaches – the trip was their chance to learn in action everything from planning and budgeting to safety and social skills – and at the same time enjoy the everyday tourist experience of visiting the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and Hollywood. They also visited other human service agencies, sharing their Life Quality Coaching philosophy and encouraged them to create similar programs.
DVDs of the film will be available at the event and, starting August 13, at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main Street, Buffalo, NY.
The Museum of disABILITY History Film and Speaker Series educates viewers, offers different perspectives, challenges stereotypes and celebrates the contributions of people with disabilities. Learn more at disabilityfilmfest.org. This event is sponsored by People Inc., The Buffalo News and WBBZ-TV.
People Inc. provides programs and services to more than 12,000 people with special needs, their families and seniors throughout Western New York and Rochester. Since 1970, People Inc. has assisted individuals to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity. To learn more, visit people-inc.org, facebook.com/peopleinc and Twitter, @PeopleIncNews.
Established in 1998, the Museum of disABILITY History is the only one of its kind in the United States and is dedicated to advancing the understanding, acceptance and independence of people with disabilities. The Museum’s exhibits, collections, publications, archives and educational programs create awareness and a platform for dialogue and discovery. To learn more, visit museumofdisability.org, facebook.com/museumofdisability and Twitter, @Musedisability.