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Celebrating Disability History Week

Friday, October 1–Monday, December 6, 2010

A work by Dana Graap, Starlight Studio and Art Gallery.

Organized by the WNY Disability History Week Coalition, a group of individuals and organizations in Western New York dedicated to teaching, promoting, and celebrating the accomplishments and history of people with differing abilities

Artists from The Arts Experience, Starlight Studio and Art Gallery, St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Matter at Hand program come together to celebrate Disability History Week.

Disability History Week is an annual celebration that occurs during the third week in October. It is a time to celebrate disability history and acknowledge the impact that individuals with disabilities have had on our society. It is a time to reflect on how we, as a society, once viewed and treated people with disabilities, and on the language we once used to refer to people with disabilities.

Member organizations: Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Cantalician Center for Learning; Creating Assets, Savings & Hope (CASH) Buffalo; Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled; Deaf Adult Services of Western New York, Inc.; The Developmental Disability Alliance of Western New York (DDAWNY); Disability Awareness Training; Erie County Office for the Disabled; Epilepsy Association; Headway of Western New York, Inc.; Heritage Centers; The Lions Club of Buffalo, Host Club; Mental Health Association of Erie County, Inc.; Museum of disABILITY History; Parent Network; People Inc.; Self Advocacy Association of WNY; Starlight Studio and Art Gallery; Talking Leaves Books; the University at Buffalo’s Center for Disability Studies; United Way of Buffalo and Erie County; WNY Heroes; and Western New York Independent Living, Inc.