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Ceremonial Swearing In Event for Assemblymember Mark J. F. Schroeder Hosted by People Inc.

BUFFALO, N.Y., December 28, 2010: A ceremonial Swearing In Event in honor of New York State Assemblymember Mark J.F. Schroeder and other elected officials will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at People Inc.'s Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main Street in Amherst. The event is hosted by People Inc.'s Young Adult Life Transitions Program and the Museum of disABILITY History. Other elected officials scheduled to attend include: Assemblymember Dennis Gabryszak, Assemblymember Sam Hoyt and Senator George D. Maziarz.

Terrance Hassan, a member of the New York State Partners in Policy Making and past recipient of People Inc.'s Young Adult Life Transitions program, will administer the ceremony. Students from St. Mary's School for the Deaf will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

Assemblymember Schroeder was recently recognized for his advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities by introducing a Bill declaring October 18 as Disability History Day in New York. Schroeder has dedicated his time in the New York State Assembly to standing up for his constituents in Albany, as well as getting results for them in Western New York. As the chairman of the Assembly Subcommittee on Autism, Schroeder has created an inclusive panel of mental health professionals, autism advocates, and concerned parents with the mission of providing for better care for those afflicted with the disorder. He has also worked to ensure that veterans, young and old, get the care and assistance that they deserve.

People Inc.'s Young Adult Life Transitions is a community-based program offering young adults, ages 18-23, with developmental disabilities an opportunity to experience life on a college campus while developing functional skills. The program focuses on independence in the community, preparation for employment, continuation of the learning process, and establishing and maintaining friendships.

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. Located in the Amherst/Buffalo border and at, the Museum offers educational exhibits and activities that expand community awareness.

People Inc. is a not-for-profit health and human services agency providing programs and services to more than 10,000 people with special needs, their families, and seniors throughout Western New York. Since 1971, People Inc. has assisted individuals to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity.

Western New York 1219 North Forest Road | P.O. Box 9033 | Williamsville, New York 14231 | Phone: 716.817.7400 | Toll Free NY 1.888.7PEOPLE | Fax: 716.634.3889

Rochester 1860 Buffalo Road | Rochester, NY 14624 | Phone 585.441.9300 | Fax 585.441.9398

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