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  • May 13, 2009

    2009 Drive Fore Disabilities Golf Tournament

    The 8th Annual People Inc. Foundation Drive Fore Disabilities Golf Tournament will be Monday, August 24, 2009 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 30, 2009

    Center for Disability Studies Established

    The State University of New York at Buffalo and the Museum of disABILITY History celebrate the establishment of new Center What: The State University of New York at Buffalo and the Museum of disABILITY History are hosting event to celebrate the establishment of the Center for Disability Studies. When: Thursday, April 30, 2009; 6:00pm to 9:00pm              6 pm - 7 pm          Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres              7 pm - 8:30 pm      Program Where: Jacobs Executive Management Center (Butler Mansion) 672 Delaware Avenue (corner of Delaware and North), Buffalo, New York Why: The purpose of the Center will be to encourage the study, teaching and accurate representation of disability history and of individuals with disabilities. With collaborative efforts, The State University of New York at Buffalo and The Museum of disABILITY History will sponsor a visiting scholar for one semester each academic year beginning in the spring semester of the year 2010. The scholar will not only teach and promote the study of disability history, but also develop new exhibits for the ever expanding collections at the Museum of disABILITY History. Who: Speakers for the evening's program include: NYS Assemblymember Mark J. F. Schroeder Dr. Bruce McCombe, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Buffalo Dr. Francisco M. Vasquez, Board Vice President, Museum of disABILITY History Dr. David Gerber, UB Distinguished Professor, Department of History, University at Buffalo Dr. Catherine Kudlick Keynote: When Blind People March for Dr. King Catherine Kudlick is the president of the Disability History Association, an international scholarly organization that promotes the academic study of disabilities. She received her BA from UC Santa Cruz in 1980, and her MA and PhD from UC Berkeley in 1988. Dr. Kudlick has been a professor in the history department of The University of California Davis since 1989. She has also studied and taught in France. Dr. Kudlick has published a number of works on disability and on the history of medicine, within the context of her specialty, French social and cultural history. Event Sponsor: The event is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York. A division Of HealthNow New York Inc. An Independent Licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. A flagship institution in the State University of New York system, the University at Buffalo is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. For more information, visit The Museum of disABILITY History is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and display of artifacts relating to the history of people with disabilities. The mission is to tell the story of the lives, triumphs, and struggles of people with disabilities as well as society's reactions. For more information, visit

  • Apr 16, 2009

    Young and Old Making Special Memories

    Volunteers Come Out for Beautification Efforts and Promoting Awareness   Buffalo, N.Y., April 10, 2009, Volunteers from the Diocese Youth Ministry between the ages of 15 - 17 will volunteer their time as part of an intensive work camp training program during Holy week to provide services of cleaning, painting, and fellowship. On Good Friday, April 10, 2009 between 9:30AM -12:30 PM the volunteers will spend the day at People Inc.'s Seniors Unlimited Program located at 310 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, NY. People Inc.'s Seniors Unlimited is the only program of its kind in the City of Buffalo that provides respite for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimers, Parkinsons disease, stroke and other related memory loss. In a safe, comfortable environment participants are involved in a variety of activities designed to foster self-esteem, maintain social and daily living skills, exercise the body and stimulate the mind. Activities include exercise, art, crafts, music, intergenerational program, community outings and interaction with peers. Collaborations like this provide an opportunity to promote awareness, diversity, and information sharing with the community. The day will be devoted to educating, raising awareness about individuals with special needs, community living/working together, and developing new friendships. It is a way to have fun socialization, make friends, share experiences and make a global impact, right here in Western New York. In addition, the youth will be asked to take part in raising the consciousness of the community and their peers by pledging their support and stop the offensive use of the "R-word - retard(ed)" in casual conversation.

  • Mar 31, 2009

    Rally to 'Spread the Word to End the Word 3.31.09'

    People Inc., The Museum of disABILITY History and Special Olympics Announce a Rally to 'Spread the Word to End the Word 3.31.09' to Raise Awareness about the 'R-word' WHAT: The rally is a part of the national collaborative effort to Spread the Word to End the Word. 3.31.09 will be a National

  • Jan 28, 2009

    CANCELED: People Inc.'s Children & Young Adult Services Fair

    People Inc.'s Children & Young Adult Services Fair has been cancelled! The Fair has been rescheduled for February 12th, 2010. Date: February 12, 2010 Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Location: People Inc. Sheridan Office 3131 Sheridan Drive (Northtown Business Center) Amherst, NY 14226 Click

  • Jan 21, 2009

    People Inc. Announces 2009 Board of Directors

    BUFFALO, N.Y., January 20, 2009: People Inc. is pleased to announce the agency's Board of Directors for 2009: William M. Collins , of Travers Collins and Company, will serve as chairperson. He resides in Amherst. Other officers include: David M. Downing of Orchard Park and Towne Auto Group as vice

  • Jan 20, 2009

    Self Advocates to celebrate Obama Inauguration

    United Voices for Change and People Inc Self Advocates to celebrate Obama Inauguration "With a new presidential administration comes a new chance for CHANGE for people with disabilities," said Erica Newsom, Program Administrator for People Inc's Self Advocates initiative. This Tuesday, January 20t

  • 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!