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  • Jan 20, 2009

    Family Education & Training Series 2009

    Family Education and Training Series  January - June 2009 The following series are for families of children with developmental disabilities. These programs are provided through the funding of the Home and Community Based Waiver schedule. Click here for the full list of programs & how to

  • Nov 05, 2008

    Parents and Professionals Learning Together Annual Conference

    A full day workshop with Allen Mendler, Ph.D. Discipline with Dignity: Effective strategies to manage difficult behavior Thursday, April 30, 2009 Click here to sign up today! Click here for additional information on this event! 

  • Oct 06, 2008

    Ribbon Cutting Celebration for Elm Senior Housing in Hamburg

    Join People Inc. this Friday, October 10th at 10:30 am, as Elm Senior Housing in Hamburg celebrates its opening with a ribbon cutting and tours! When: Friday, October 10, 2008; 10:30 a.m. Where: 4122 Sowles Road, Hamburg, NY 14208 Who: People Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer James M.

  • Sep 29, 2008

    2008 NYS Disability History Week!

    People Inc. and the Museum of disABILITY History are pleased to announce the second annual celebration of New York State Disability History Week October 19th-25th. A resolution earmarking the third week in October was passed again in the 2008 legislative session. This week provides an opportunity t

  • Sep 15, 2008

    4th Annual disABILITIES Film Festival and Speaker Series

    Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc., to host disABILITIES Film Festival and Speaker Series BUFFALO, N.Y: The Museum of disABILITY History, will host the 4th Annual disABILITIES Film Festival and Speaker Series October 17th (7 to 10 pm) and 18th (12:30 to 5 pm). The series will take place at the Market Arcade Theatre, 639 Main Street in Buffalo. Admission is $2 per person and free for students with proper I.D. The Film Festival targets students, educators, families, human service professionals, self advocates, and movie-goers. The goal is to provide entertainment and information while exploring issues faced by people with disabilities. The programs are intended to educate viewers about disabilities, challenge stereotypes, and celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities to popular culture. There will be a presentation and discussion by a variety of speakers following the showing of each film. For more information go to  www.disabilityfilmfest.org The Festival is also the unofficial start of New York State's second annual Disability History Week. The schedule of the films and speakers are as follows: October 17th (7:00 -10:00 pm): Mozart & The Whale (PG-13) The story of a developing romance between Donald (Josh Hartnett), a man who has Asperger's syndrome, and Isabelle (Rhada Mitchell), a woman who has autism. The film is based on the true story or Jerry and Mary Newport.  Running Time: 92 Minutes  Rating: PG-13 (Language)  Speaker: John Elder Robinson, author and New York Time's Best Seller. October 18th (12:30-2:30 pm): Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy. Two life long friends and disability advocates who are determined to live independently. This documentary moves beyond disabilities and activism, giving a rare portrait of a profound and symbolic friendship. Running Time: 40 Minutes  Rating: Unrated  Speakers: Diana Braun, President, People First and disability rights advocate, Kathy Conour, disability rights advocate and writer, and Alice Elliot, Director, Welcome Change Productions. October 18th (3:00-5:00 pm): The Collector of Bedford Street. Academy Award nominated documentary that takes and intimate look at Larry Selman, and activist and fundraiser who has a developmental disability. Larry's neighbor, filmmaker Alice Elliot captures Larry's persistence in overcoming obstacles and how he served as an inspiration to his community. Running Time: 34 Minutes  Rating: Unrated  Speakers: Larry Selman, advocate and fundraiser and Alice Elliot, Director, Welcome Change Productions. For more information, visit  www.disabilityfilmfest.org or call 716.817.7261. The Museum of disABILITY History advances the understanding, acceptance and independence of people with disabilities. Its exhibits, collections, archives, and educational programs create awareness and a platform for dialogue and discovery. The Museum, located at 3826 Main Street in Amherst, is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. Admission to the Museum of disABILITY History is free. For more information, call 716.629.3626 or visit www.museumofdisability.org

  • Jul 21, 2008

    Find out where the presidential candidates stand on issues!

    This Presidential Election is one of the most critical in recent times. Please post the attached flyer at all sites. Come to the first ever webcast of The National Forum on Disability Issues to find out where the presidential candidates stand on issues affecting people with disabilities. When: Jul

  • May 05, 2008

    7th Annual People Inc. Foundation Drive Fore Disabilities Golf Tournament

    The 7th Annual People Inc. Foundation Drive Fore Disabilities Golf Tournament will be Monday, August 25, 2008 at the East Aurora Country Club. Space is still available for golfers and sponsorship opportunities. There will be great prizes, a vacation raffle, and complimentary golfer gifts. In-kind d

  • Apr 05, 2008

    Culture Change for the Aging

    Buffalo, NY, March 19, 2008: By the year 2015, nearly a quarter of the people living in Western New York will be at least 60 years of age and by 2020, 1 in 5 New Yorkers will be a senior citizen. The current model of institutionalized nursing home care for the frail elderly will be a thing of the p

  • Apr 02, 2008

    Kids on the Block of WNY launched a brand new website!

    This site features information about the Kids on the Block program sponsored by the Museum of disABILITY History at People Inc. It also features interactive games for students to access. The address for the site is: www.kidsontheblockwny.org The games are geared towards 3rd and 4th grade students,