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Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday
Help us to continue to tell the story of the lives, triumphs and struggles of people with disabilities by donating to the Museum of disABILITY History on December 2 as part of Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back where charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
Holiday Party with Music by Universal Mind
Get your dancing shoes ready and join us as Universal Mind plays music to spread holiday cheer on Friday, December 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main Street, Buffalo. The event is FREE and open to the public.

The event includes a basket raffle, refreshments and Museum tours. A gift wrapping station will also be available. Bring in gifts that you have already purchased and our team will wrap them for only $1.00 per gift (up to five gifts).

Sponsored by Aspire of Western New York, Universal Mind is comprised of musicians who are all differently-abled. Formed in 2007, the group performs some of the greatest rock hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s as well as their own dynamic material.

To RSVP or for more information, call 716.629.3626.
Collection and Archive Spotlight: Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim
The Museum is getting in the holiday spirit with an item from our archives related to pop culture and disabilities with a print of Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim from Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. The print, by artist Frederick Barnard, includes a description that references Tiny Tim’s crutch.
Dialogues on disABILITY Workshop: “Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders in the Classroom”
How much do you know about Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders? On Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Susan Conners, author and president and founder of the Tourette Syndrome Association of Greater NYS, will present a unique workshop, “Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders in the Classroom.” It will be held at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main Street, Buffalo. Educators, human service professionals, parents and students are encouraged to attend to learn practical strategies for supporting those with Tourette’s and other neurological disorders. The cost is $40 for adults and $10 for students; includes continental breakfast and lunch. Limited to first 80 participants. Continuing Education Units and certificates of attendance provided. Click here for a registration form or call 716.629.3626 with payment information.
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Museum of disABILITY History Featured in “Homework Hotline Move to Include”
Museum of disABILITY History Docent Charles Degraffenried and Curator Doug Platt were recently interviewed for a “Homework Hotline Move to Include” segment. Homework Hotline is a live, statewide call-in show where kids receive help with homework problems right on the air. The hotline has teamed up with the Golisano Foundation to promote inclusion for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. In this segment, Charles talks about his Dynavox, a device that helps him to communicate. Click here to watch the video. Stay tuned for future segments featuring our docents. 
In the Media: Museum of disABILITY History
Recent news stories or contributions that include the Museum of disABILITY History

“Prepare to be inspired at Museum of disABILITY:” Column by David Sherman, Bee Group Newspapers managing editor. Amherst Bee, October 29, 2014.

“Big Night:” A recap photo from our Museum of disABILITY History Film and Speaker Series that featured Kelly’s Hollywood. Ken-Ton Bee, October 19, 2014.

The Museum of disABILITY History contributed to the book, Forty Years Neonatal Screening in Netherlands, written by Dr. J. Gerard Loeber, former head RIVM-laboratory for infectious diseases and screening, with the participation of Dr. Carla of El, a researcher associated with the section community genetics and public health genomics, EMGO and Department of Clinical Genetics at the VU University Medical Center (VUmc). The book is based on a research project of the CSG Centre for Society and the Life Sciences, entitled, “Neonatal screening in the Netherlands: A Historical-comparative and Policy Perspective,” funded by the Netherlands Genomics Initiative.

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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