Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders in the ClassroomWorkshop, Sat. Nov. 1 from 8:30 am – 3 pm.

Susan Conners, M.Ed., was a middle school teacher for 33 years and is president and founder of the Tourette Syndrome Association of Greater New York State. Topics covered will include criteria for diagnosing Tourette Syndrome, Associated Disorders and their behaviors, impact on performance and behavior, classroom strategies and techniques and introduction to a functional behavioral assessment for children with neurological disorders.  This workshop is recommended for parents, educators, school administrators, guidance staff, psychologists and social workers. Continuing Education Units are available and Certificates of Attendance will be provided.  Cost is $40 for adults and $10 for students and includes continental breakfast and lunch.

 

 

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Friday, October 17, Films at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Reception at 5 p.m. DisABILITY Film Festival and Speaker Series presents the world premiere of Kelly’s Hollywood by writer, actor, director and producer Brian Donovan. Kelly’s Hollywood is the story of Kelly, a young woman with Down syndrome and her relationship with her brother, Brian Donovan. Both Brian and Kelly were originally from Buffalo. Brian moved to Hollywood to pursue his acting career and Kelly spent her summers there, too, trying to achieve her own goals of being a Hollywood star. This year’s event is a fund raiser for the Museum of disABILITY History, Bornhava and Cantalician Center. Brian will be on hand to answer questions at the Museum of disABILITY History between the presentations. The films will be shown at the Amherst Dipson Theatre, 3500 Main Street, Buffalo. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main Street, Buffalo (half mile from theatre).

For more info: http://www.disabilityfilmfest.org/

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NEW MUSEUM HOURS!
The Museum of disABILITY History will now be open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday! Please stop in for a tour of our unique collection!
(Closed for Thanksgiving: Thursday – Saturday)

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LITTLE DIFFERENCES: The Portrayal of Children with disABILITIES Throughout History is now available as a Traveling Exhibit.

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NOW AVAILABLE IN THE MUSEUM STORE!
The highly anticipated “Abandoned Asylums of New England: A Photographic Journey by John Gray” is now available for purchase at the museum store! The book offers the work of photographer John Gray, who has captured the final throes of the once majestic monuments of medical treatment. This photographic journey into the world of urban exploration documents the state of some of New England’s storied temples of control, treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with disabling conditions.

The Museum of disABILITY History provides a historical context for these asylums that heightens the degree of entropy into which these feats of architectural grandeur have fallen. From the gigantic Kirkbride campuses to the airy tuberculosis hospitals, Gray’s photography reveals through its compositions the poignant echoes of the lives lived, and sometimes lost, at these disappearing asylums. Click on the Museum Store tab and get your copy today!