Holiday Party with Universal Mind
Friday, December 5, 2014 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Universal Mind event flyer – PDF

Sponsored by Aspire of Western New York, the band 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. The group plays for businesses, parties, and conferences. They have taken their passion, energy and love for music and have committed themselves to sharing it with others.



“Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders in the Classroom” Workshop
Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm.

Susan Conners event flyer – PDF

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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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)


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


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!