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Nominations Accepted for Award for Excellence in Disability Advocacy

The Museum of disABILITY History will present its inaugural Chris Burke Award for Excellence in Disability Advocacy next month. An award will be presented to one person for outstanding work in the disability community.

Qualified nominees are individuals with a developmental disability who represents the value of contributing significant work in the disability community and makes inclusion a priority. The accomplished person must be active in the Western New York and/or Rochester, NY communities and shows leadership qualities.

Burke, an actor with Down syndrome, played Corky on the television show, “Life Goes On.”
He has earned numerous awards and is a Goodwill Ambassador for the National Down Syndrome Society.

To complete an online nomination, go to All nominations are due by Friday, September 23. For more information, contact Doug Farley, director, Museum of disABILITY History, at or 716-629-3626. The award will be presented on Thursday, October 13, during the Museum's fall fundraiser and auction, at its location, 3826 Main Street, Buffalo.

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. The Museum’s exhibits, collections, archives and educational programs create awareness and a platform for dialogue and discovery.

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