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2018 Exhibitors

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.

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.

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.

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. Taoist Tai Chi will be providing a class at E2!

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!

Miles for Matty spreads awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. They also help individuals with MD cross items off their bucket list.

RACIN is an all volunteer based organization that advocates for the developmentally disabled to participate in road races in WNY.

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

Fantastic Friends of WNY hosts monthly events for individuals with developmental disabilities. They also provide 1:1 assistance during events. They include everyone. Stop by and see them at the Expo on 10/13 from 10-3

Erie county office for people with disabilities provides advocacy,linkage, and referral services to people with disabilities in erie county.

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

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

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 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

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 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.

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

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.