Cartoon in the works featuring heroes with disabilities

There is a new cartoon in the works for kids with disabilities. It’s called “Team Supreme.” Each member has an individual superpower, and it’s tied to their disability. The cartoon is still in the beginning stages. One character, Zeek, has autism. His power is the ability to slow time down to a snail’s pace, and

Disability Pride Parade & Festival

Western New York Independent Living, Inc. and many community organizations will be celebrating the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Saturday, July 22, 2016 at Coca-Cola Field! In recognition of this and to raise awareness, WNY Independent Living, Inc. as a family of agencies, along with many community partners including the Erie

Transforming Care

Transforming Care is a newly created 501 (C) (3) organization whose mission is to facilitate the creation of sustainable supports for individuals who need long-term care, thier families and caregivers so they can access the critical spiritual, material, and social resources needed to thrive in their homes and communities. One of the goals of Transforming Care is

Josh and Friends Exercise Program

“Fitnessability Buffalo” was going to open as a non-profit exercise facility for the Intellectual Disability/Developmental Disability population. Instead, the equipment and idea was passed along to Joscelynn Baio, owner and personal trainer/fitness instructor for Zumba at her business called “Sow It Now Health & Fitness”. She is adding our program and we will call this segment 

Social Thinking Conference

Social Thinking Conference May 19– May 20, 2016 At Social Thinking we teach people how to use their social smarts to interpret information and communicate more effectively.  Our strategies help parents and professionals teach social information to students with: Asperger’s, ASD Levels 1 and 2, Social Communication Disorder, PDD-NOS, ADHD, NVLD, Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder,

2016 Tourette Association National Education & Advocacy Conference – Save the Date

Announcing the Tourette Association’s 2016 National Education & Advocacy Conference. The Conference offers sessions for adults & teens with TS, parents, and professionals on a variety of topics that are grouped by track.  They will also provide networking opportunities, allowing attendees to connect with one another to share information, stories, and inspiration. March 8 –