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26 shirts

26 Shirts Sells different Buffalo Themed shirts to benefit local families and charities in need. The come out with a new style shirt and beneficiary every two weeks. To date they have raised over $500,000. They have also started to sell shirts in Pittsburgh and Chicago and will add more cities in the future. They will have shirts for purchase available at the Expo.

For more information please visit 26shirts

Buffalo Sabres Sled hockey

Buffalo Sabres sled hockey promotes the athletic ability of physically disabled to play hockey. They have  several teams to fit the ages and abilities for everyone.

Bailey Bastine

Bailey Bastine is a published author of "Botanical Sabbatical". She also has a passion for art, poetry and self advocacy. She has a a business called Blue Bird Productions. Her mission statment is "helping all people to have a voice from the ground up"  Her book is available on

visit her website @

UD Yoga

Universal Design Yoga is for everyone! Yoga has both physical and mental benefits from calming the mind to physically making a person feel better. UD Yoga will have classes this fall at the UB south campus. There will be a yoga class at the E2 Expo.

Please visit their website for more information. Universal design yoga

Footsteps of WNY

Footseps of WNY provides financial assistance to individuals with Cerebral Palsy by purchasing equipment that is necessary and not covered by insurance. The goal is to improve the quality of life of those who have Cerebral Palsy by providing the devices and therapies they need.

For more please visit their website footsteps of WNY

Engelic Everett

Engelic Everett is a young entrepreneur who started her journey creating and selling self advocacy and inspirational themed apparel and accessories via the Double Diva Designs and iCan Clothing Company brands. Engelic is also a published playwrite and author and is currently promoting her first children's book, Olivia the Bully. Copies of the book will be on sale at the Expo. 
Visit her facebook page Here

Cents for Socks

Carly Switalski is a young woman who loves warm comfy socks and thinks everyone should have them. Carly founded Cents for Socks, a local charity effort that collects new, clean socks as well as monetary donations used to purchase socks to be donated to local shelters and organizations that provide assistance to families and individuals that need it. Carly will be on hand to collect sock
donations as E2 and will also be one of our featured artists.

Ginny Petrillo-Sparcino

Ginny Petrillo-Sparcino will be speaking at the E2 Expo regarding her experiences in the Special Olympics USA games. She has participated in and won medals in in bocce, bowling, swimming, track and field, basketball and roller-skating. She will be speaking at 11 AM October 13th at E2.

Center for Self Advocacy

The Center for Self Advocacy assists individuals by implementing a person-centered approach through peer support and enhancing the quality of life by fostering independent living skills. Our services promote equality for people with disabilities and enable them to be productive members of society. They offer workshops to promote self advocacy, peer-to-peer support training and disability awareness training.

For more information please visit them at Center for self advocacy or  Center for Self Advocacy facebook page

Lighnings Native Crafts

Richard Harris is a Native American man who celebrates the love of his heritage by creating and selling handmade Native jewelry and crafts. Richard has been running his business for over 5 years and will be on hand at the Exceptional Experiences Expo with many items for sale. One of the many reasons to join us on Saturday, October 13th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Museum of Disability History. 
Visit Richards facebook  and Etsy pages:

30 Days OUT!!!!!

The Inaugural Exceptional Experiences Expo is 30 Days away and we're so excited with the lineup...
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