Disability Awareness Spring Outreach at the Erie County Auto Bureau

The Erie County Auto Bureau and the Erie County Office for the Disabled will be on hand to assist individuals and their family members obtain state issued picture identification and other matters pertaining to the Department of Motor Vehicles. Please visit the Auto Bureau at www.erie.gov/clerk/autobureau for a complete list of required documentation needed to

Library Research Study – Please Help!

Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) is a local organization that provides services and supports for individuals with disabilities and their families/caregivers. They are currently conducting a research study to better understand library accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Ultimately, the goal of the study is to provide libraries with possible recommendations on how to improve

Patients with Special Needs Treated as Part of Give Kids a Smile Day

I am so proud to see the efforts in my hometown to welcome and include people with special needs in yet another important way. The University of Buffalo’s School of Dental Medicine is the only university in the nation to treat patients with special needs as a part of Give Kids a Smile Day. This

WNY Flash Stars Academy

The Flash Academy S.T.A.R.S. program is open to all players age 5-21 with any disability. If you are interested in having fun and playing soccer, please register today! This fun program will be held Saturday evenings on Sahlen Sport Park’s boarded field March 4 through Aril 29 (excluding April 8) Register online at www.sahlensportspark.com/registration Download

Erie County Botanical Gardens Special Needs Group Programs

Make a take-home Terrarium and receive a mini-tour of the Gardens Ages 4 and up Minimum 4 participating individuals $5.00 per participating individual Required aides receive complimentary admission to the Gardens for these programs.  Additional adults are required to pay regular admission prices. Our docents will work hand in hand with required aides to help

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

Google Maps added Wheelchair Accessible Locations

Google Maps just made life a little easier for wheelchair users looking for accessible locations. People with disabilities and those who use mobility aids can now click on various storefronts and other public places within the mobile app, and it will say whether the locations have accessible entrances. The information is listed under the “Amenities”

Imagine Dragons Frontman Dan Reynolds Opens Up About ‘Debilitating’ Chronic Disease: ‘I Couldn’t Perform’

Eight years ago, Dan Reynolds was on the cusp of stardom — but his health was in turmoil. Reynolds, the frontman of Grammy-award winning band Imagine Dragons, tells PEOPLE that at age 21 he began to experience “debilitating” pain that forced him to cancel shows. “It was beyond the pain that you feel when it’s just a