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“Ivan the Invacarnival” Kid’s Day Event at Museum of disABILITY History



Ivan the Invacar Book Series, Kids on the Block Puppet Show, Dolphin Tale Movie, Scavenger Hunt

The Museum of disABILITY History will host “Ivan the Invacarnival,” a Kid’s Day event on Saturday, August 10, 2013, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 3826 Main Street in Buffalo. The event will feature the Ivan the Invacar Book series.The family-friendly event will include a variety of activities throughout the day, including: reading of the Ivan the Invacar children’s book series, 11 a.m.‐11:45 a.m.; presentation about living with Cerebral Palsy, 11:45 a.m.‐12:15 p.m.; Kids on the Block puppet show, 12:15 p.m.-1 p.m.; and showing of the movie “Dolphin Tale” with free popcorn, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Additionally, kids will have the chance to get their photo taken inside the real Invacar, explore the Museum of disABILITY History and participate in a scavenger hunt and coloring contest with prizes. Free pizza will be served.

Through the Museum of disABILITY History and People Inc., three new books to help children celebrate differences are now available and will be read during the event: Ivan the Invacar Helps Big Dog, Ivan the Invacar Helps Little Cat and Ivan and the Cave. The Ivan the Invacar book series is brightly illustrated to introduce children to disabilities and how to be more independent with adaptive equipment. The books also explore Ivan’s “superhero powers” and adventures! The books are written by People Inc. President Dr. James Boles, Ed.D. and illustrated by Bob Cunningham, People Inc. applications support specialist.

A special sale will be offered during the event with 25 percent off all Ivan merchandise, which includes books, stuffed animals and a wooden Invacar toy. Event admission: adults: $5; seniors, students with ID and human service employees: $2.50; children 6‐17: $2 and family package: $12. The event fee includes admission to the Museum of disABILITY History.

To register or for more information, call 716-629-3626.

The Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc., 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. The Museum of disABILITY History, located at 3826 Main Street in Buffalo, NY, offers educational exhibits, programs 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.


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