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Author with Down syndrome Writes Children’s Book about Bullying

Family-friendly “Meet the Author” event includes book reading and face painting 

Engelic Everett, 33, is committed to making the world a better place for people with disabilities. One cause that is important to Everett is bullying awareness and prevention. Her new children’s book, Olivia The Bully, incorporates these themes. The Museum of disABILITY History, which published the book, will hold a “Meet the Author” event with Everett on Saturday, May 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 3826 Main Street, Buffalo, NY.

The free family-friendly event will include a meet and greet with the author, book reading, coloring contest, face painting and snacks. The book discusses bullying with children at an early age, sharing the values of friendship, understanding and loving one another.

A recipient of People Inc.’s services, Everett lives and thrives with Down syndrome. An entrepreneur and resident of Buffalo, Everett, is a small-business owner, award-winning self-advocate, published playwright and children’s book author. She started her own company making shirts with positive messages, creating a brand and website based on advocacy. 

Event registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, call 716.629.3626.

People Inc. provides programs and services to more than 12,500 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. Like us on Facebook at People Inc. and follow us on Twitter @PeopleIncNews.

Established in 1998, the Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc., 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. Located in Buffalo, NY, the Museum’s exhibits, collections, publications, archives and educational programs create awareness and a platform for dialogue and discovery.

 

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