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Resource to New York Times, family-friendly summer event
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Successful Grand Opening for “In Celebration of Down Syndrome”
The grand opening event for the Museum of disABILITY History’s “In Celebration of Down Syndrome” exhibit, held on May 7, was a tremendous success! With nearly 100 people in attendance, it was a beautiful day as we marked the opening of our new exhibit honoring the lives of individuals who have Down syndrome. The exhibit explores medical history, myths and facts, success stories and popular culture, and features vibrant multimedia and Hollywood memorabilia.

“People with Down syndrome tend to be over looked and their abilities underestimated due to outdated stereotypes,” said Amy Monson, parent and president of the Down Syndrome Parents Group of Western New York. “It is our hope that people will see ‘In Celebration of Down Syndrome’ and realize that individuals with Down syndrome have so much more to offer than they are often given credit for. They are all unique individuals with their own interests, abilities and talents.”

Additionally, “Unspoken Voice” an artwork exhibition by Bailey Bastine was unveiled in our theatre room. An artist from East Aurora who has Down syndrome, Bailey shares her talents and experiences through her work.

To view photos from the grand opening event, click here. The “In Celebration of Down Syndrome” exhibit, along with Bailey’s artwork, will be on display until the end of 2016. The exhibit is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities and a donation from the Down Syndrome Parents Group of Western New York. For more information or to arrange a guided tour for your organization, email or call 716.629.3626.
One-of-a-Kind Museum is Resource to New York Times
Journalist Dan Barry writes in The New York Times about society’s long struggle to find the proper terminology for people with intellectual ‪disabilities‬. Museum of disABILITY History Curator Douglas Platt was interviewed and said: “A lot of this has to do with the terminology for what you think normal is. Normal meaning me, or you, or us. People who aren’t like us are something….” To view the article, click here
In the Media: Museum of disABILITY History
Recent news stories or contributions that include the Museum of disABILITY History
Series of abandoned history themed research-based articles by Museum of disABILITY History Founder James M. Boles, EdD:

“Abandoned History: Odd Fellows Orphanage:” Lockport Union Sun and Journal, May 25, 2016. 

“Abandoned History: Buffalo State Hospital Farm Colony, Wilson:” Lockport Union Sun and Journal, May 11, 2016.

“LCTV - Museum of disABILITY History:” News and events featured. LCTV, April 6, 2016.
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Mubu’s Summer Costume Party
Save the date for this FREE family-friendly event: Mubu’s Summer Costume Party taking place on Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main Street, Buffalo. Whether a princess, super hero or favorite character, children are encouraged to dress up and have some fun! Prizes will be awarded for best costume, including a family category! Enjoy snacks and book readings. Learn about Mubu the Morph, a fun book series about self-confidence, for children grades K-3. For more information, call 716.629.3626. 
Disability Etiquette Programs Available
Are you interested in spreading disability awareness and encouraging person-first language? Host a disability and etiquette training for your staff – it is a great learning opportunity for human resource professionals, medical and direct support staff, and for those who work in the transportation and retail fields. For more information, contact Doug Farley, director, Museum of disABILITY History, at or 716.629.3626. 
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