October 2011

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Presentation by Jan Nichols, Author and Polio Pioneer at People Inc.’s Museum of disABILITY
People Inc.’s Museum of disABILITY History will host a presentation by Janice Nichols, author and polio pioneer on Thursday, October 6, at 5 p.m. at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main Street in Buffalo.
Janice Nichols is a polio survivor. In 1954, she was one of nearly two million children in the United States, Canada and Finland who participated in the Salk vaccine trial, which is the largest vaccine trial in the history of the world. Nichols made a complete recovery. Her book, “Twin Voices: A Memoir of Polio, the Forgotten Killer,” wraps her family’s personal story around the greater story of polio, the disease. A childhood victim of the 1953 Dewitt, New York, polio epidemic, Nichols personal and professional life have been profoundly shaped by her experience. Nichols lost her twin brother, Frankie, to the disease and suffered temporary paralysis, leading her to choose a career as a rehabilitation counselor. Despite setbacks, Nichols has never lost her optimism.
For more information about the presentation or to RSVP, call 716.629.3613. Read more about the presentation in the press release

Fowler’s Factory Chocolate Tour
Willy Wonka would be jealous! Have you wondered how Fowler’s has become Buffalo’s Premier Chocolatier? Now you can see Fowler’s up close on your very own chocolate factory tour! Enjoy guided tours and try yummy Fowler’s chocolate samples. Fowler’s staff will be dressed as clowns and of course Willy Wonka! It will be a fun outing for grandparents and grandkids, families and community groups!

Where to go:
Fowler’s Chocolate Factory
100 River Rock Drive, Suite 102, Buffalo NY
There are two dates and various times to choose from – pick a time that is best for you:
Saturday, October 8 and Monday, October 10
9 a.m.-10 a.m., 10 a.m.-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-noon, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. and 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Presale tickets are $2. Tickets purchased same-day will be $3. Proceeds benefit People Inc. Purchase tickets online at www.fowlerschocolates.com or at select retail locations. For more information, call 716.817.7269.
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disABILITIES Film Festival and Speaker Series Features “Where’s Molly?”
The Museum of disABILITY History and People Inc. will host the 7th Annual disABILITIES Film Festival and Speaker Series on Thursday, October 13 at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts.
  This year’s film will be “Where’s Molly?” – a documentary that follows the journey of Jeff Daly as he searches for his sister Molly after 47 years of separation. Jeff finally learns the truth about the family secret that kept him from his sister, in a reunion that will warm your heart. We are pleased to welcome Jeff and Cindy Daly as this year’s speakers.
Cocktail Reception starts at 6 p.m.
Enjoy a live performance by Niagara Falls, NY native Sujeet Desai, a professional musician and self-advocate.
Film Screening begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets $2.00, Students FREE with ID

For more information, visit www.disabilityfilmfest.org or call 716.629.3626. Special thanks to our sponsors: The Buffalo News, Development Disabilities Planning Council and New York State Occupational Therapy Association.

Hot Dang –Buffalo Chili Fest at Staler City
Hot Dang! The Annual Buffalo Chili Fest will be held Sunday, October 16, from 1 p.m.-5 p.m., at Statler City, 107 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo. It is a fun event for the whole family and a chance to see the new and improved Statler. There will be live music, People Inc.’s Kids on the Block of Western New York, prizes and plenty of chili from restaurants all over Western New York. The event is presented by WebArt Designs and proceeds benefit People Inc. There will be special guests from two new TCT children’s television shows. Meet the director and stars from Captain Chuckberry and the Super Silly Science Show!
Admission is $5.00 per person. Kids age 5 and under are free. For more information, visit buffalochilifest.com. Attention restaurant owners and friends of restaurant owners: It is not too late to participate as a chili vendor or to make an in-kind donation. For details on how restaurants may submit their chili for the event or to make a donation, call the People Inc. Foundation at 716.817.7269.
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