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Author of Bipolar Buffalo, Anthony Antek, to Speak at Museum of disABILITY History
The Museum of disABILITY History is pleased to welcome its first speaker of 2014 for its ongoing Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series: Anthony Antek, author of Bipolar Buffalo – A Mosaic of Minds Journey. The presentation, “The Bipolar Advantage: The Link to Creativity,” will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014, from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at 3826 Main Street in Buffalo.
Antek’s presentation will focus on his book, as well as personal stories about living and coping with Bipolar disorder. In 52 stories and 29 works of original art and photos, the book tells the struggles, humor and adventures of a steel-city, second generation working-class youth growing up Polish, Catholic and Bipolar in Buffalo during the mid-20th Century. Antek will address numerous other topics, including positive aspects of the disorder and reflections on the debate of neurobiology vs. social conditions as causal

The cost to attend is $5 for adults and $2.50 for seniors, students and human service employees. For more information or to register, call 716-629-3626.
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Networking at the Museum of disABILITY History
The Museum of disABILITY History hosted the Amherst Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Event on January 21. About 60 Western New York business professionals enjoyed an evening of networking and refreshments! Lots of business cards were shared, friends were reacquainted and guests had the chance to learn about one of the hidden gems in our area! Special thanks to the Amherst Chamber of Commerce team for their support and spreading awareness about the educational programs and services offered at the Museum of disABILITY History! We look forward to welcoming back members of the Amherst Chamber of Commerce throughout the year! Check out the photos from the event on our Facebook page!

New Book from Museum of disABILITY History Geared Toward Students and Others Interested in Disability History
Geared towards students, the No Offense Intended: The Directory of Historical Disability Terms book is the result of research conducted by the Museum of disABILITY staff into the history of early New York State almshouses, hospitals, institutions and schools. Additionally, notes of frequently asked questions from visitors to the Museum of disABILITY History are included. Most of the terms were early practitioners’ attempts to clarify and identify the nature and causes of diseases and deviations in human behavior. As you read the directory, it is easily seen that, historically, yesterday's diagnosis can, a few generations later, become negative and enter everyday language. The book is currently available to purchase at the Museum Store and online at store.museumofdisability.org/books-cards.

Dr. Kim E. Nielsen
Save the Date for the February Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series
The Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series for the month of February will feature Dr. Kim E. Nielsen, professor of Disability Studies, History, and Women’s and Gender Studies from The University of Toledo. She is also a member of the International Advisory Board for the Museum of disABILITY History. The presentation will be held on Friday, February 21, from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Dr. Nielsen will review her book, A Disability History of the United States. Check our website for more information or call 716-629-3626.

For more information about the Museum of disABILITY History,
call 716.629.3626 or visit www.museumofdisability.org.

3826 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14226
Museum of disABILITY History Store online: store.museumofdisability.org

1219 North Forest Road | Williamsville, NY 14231 US

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