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2018 Exhibitor / Performer Listing




Confirmed Exhibitors and Presenters


Nick Heilig / Full Access Travel (Organizer)

Nick created and owns the Full Access Travel blog, which focuses on giving individuals with disabilities, both physical and cognitive, a real world directory of venues, events, restaurants with a practical review of their accessibility.

www.fullaccesstravel.com 



Lee Hartlieb / Exceptional Entrepreneurs of America and EEBizbook.com (Organizer)

Lee created and owns Exceptional Entrepreneurs of America, a networking organization for disabled entrepreneurs. In late 2016 Lee also created EEBizBook, which is a searchable, national database of "Exceptional Entrepreneurs" and profiles of these businesses complete with contact and online sales links. EEBizBook currently boasts over 60 listings in over 20 States and 1 Canadian Province.

www.eeofa.com

www.eebizbook.com


Alex Insight (Organizer)

Alex Insight is an intuitive young man very active in the self advocacy community. Alex is a spiritual life advisor who uses his in tuition and tools such as tarot and spiritual reading to help others improve their lives.

www.alexinsight.com





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.


www.26shirts.com


Blue Bed Productions-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" 
http://www.botanicalsabbatical.com/


Buffalo Sabres sled hockey

Buffalo Sabres sled hockey promotes the athletic ability of physically disabled to play hockey. Buffalo Sabres sled hockey has several times to fit the ages and abilities for everyone.
http://buffalosabressledhockey.org/



Center for Self Advocacy

(from center4sa.org) Our services are in line with the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. We assist 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. CSA also develops effective, professional partnerships in collaboration with the individuals we serve.

Our Services Include:

• Workshops designed to foster self-advocacy & leadership skills
• Peer-to-peer support training
• Educational outreach and disability awareness training
• Emphasize system advocacy in an effort to increase accessibility
within the community

Visit CSA Online at www.center4sa.org


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 both 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 donations as E2 and will also be one of our featured artists.

Visit Cents for Socks




Cradle Beach

Cradle Beach provides residential summer camp and respite to individuals with developmental disabilities and from low income backgrounds. 
www.cradlebeach.org


DEAN- Disability Education Advocacy Network
The group is a dedicated group of people with disabilities and their allies who promote education, access and advocacy by coming together and discussing topics, hosting events and promoting inclusion.  http://deanofwny.com/

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.

Visit Engelic's Facebook Page




Erie County Office for People with Disabilities

Erie county office for people with disabilities provides advocacy,linkage, and referral services to people with disabilities in erie county.
http://www2.erie.gov/ecod/

Excalibur Leisure Skills Center inc. 


Excalibur provides a wheelchair accessible boating and fishing opportunities on a specially equipped 30' passenger vessel. Excalibur is a private non-profit volunteer organization with a goal of continuing to provide free access to accessible boating.






Fantastic friends of WNY
Fantastic Friends of WNY hosts monthly events for individuals with developmental disabilities. They also provide 1:1 assistance during events. They include everyone
https://www.fantasticfriendswny.org/


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 of Footsteps of WNY is improve the quality of life of those who have Cerebral Palsy.


https://www.footstepsofwny.org/

Lightnings Native Crafts
Richard Harris is the owner of Lightnings Native American Crafts. He creates and sells one of a kind Native American themed jewelry and items in Western New York. He belongs to the Mohawk tribe and has a great interest and love for his heritage.

Visit Richard's Etsy Store



Miles for Matty
Miles for Matty spreads awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. They also help individuals with MD cross items off their bucket list.
http://www.milesformatty.org/


Noel Schmitt-Meditation
"Its all about you"- the Self Love meditation focuses on loving yourself and drawing positive thoughts to you.
Meditation helps us balance, focus, and have better energy flow. Join us for a guided meditation and discussion about learning coping skills for stress.





RACIN-Rollin Athletic Club Inclusion Network
RACIN is an all volunteer based organization that advocates for the developmentally disabled to participate in road races in WNY.
http://www.buffaloracin.org/



Retroman Collectibles
Entrepreneur Jon Merritt specializes in obtaining vintage audio equipment and restoring the peices to their former glory but he also has an eye for the fun and kitschy. Jon will be on hand with some of his favorite pieces.



SABAH
SABAH offers ice skating, hockey and turf sports for individuals with disabilities to improve quality of life.
 https://sabahinc.org/


SANYS
The Self Advocacy Association of New York State is the organization that helps, oversees and promotes Self Advocacy groups all over the state. Our local office will be on hand to promote all the good works our self advocates are doing as well as promoting Self Advocacy in Action TV!

Visit SANYS online at www.sanys.org



Uncle Bill's Coffee Stop
George Augstell is a young man who lives to serve, literally. George is the owner and operator of Uncle Bill's Coffee Stop, located in the lobby of the Golisano Center for Community Health located next to the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. George is open 5 days a week with hot coffee, cold drinks, snacks and FREE smiles. We're proud to announce that George will be opening Uncle Bill's MOBILE Coffee Stop at E2 for your refreshments.




Taoist Tai Chi Society at Buffalo

Taoist Tai Chi promotes health and wellness. The organization wants to make Tai Chi available for all. Their goals are to promote culture exchange, helping others and promote health improving qualities.
https://www.taoist.org/usa/locations/buffalo/





Touching Bases Softball League of Erie County

Touching bases is the largest competitive softball league in Western New York for adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. Touching bases has over 150 athletes and volunteers. The league is for 18 and over.




Universal Design Yoga
Universal Design Yoga is for everyone. UD yoga designs yoga to include us all.
https://udenterprises.org/universal-design-yoga/


Unique Theater Company

Unique Theatre Company is dedicated to providing a venue where persons of all levels of ability can learn and express themselves through art, playwriting, and acting and more. It is comprised of aspiring and/or working playwrights and actors who have an interest in giving voice to persons with disabilities, as well as changing current cultural perceptions of what it means to be a person with disabilities.

Visit Unique Theater Online HERE


Laura Crandall and members of the Justice League of WNY

Laura Crandall and members of the Justice League of WNY is a group of volunteers dedicated to helping children and charities through inspirational appearances. We'll have superheroes on hand with members presenting a workshop on cosplaying with a disability.