Dear Community Partner, Business, and Ally to the Disability Community of Western New York:

On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law and discrimination against people with disabilities became illegal. In 1980, The Western New York Independent Living Project, Inc. opened its doors at 3108 Main Street and began providing programs and services for all people with disabilities throughout all eight counties of WNY.  With all the services provided throughout the years, we have reached a time to Celebrate the 29th Anniversary of the ADA becoming a law!

Therefore, Western New York Independent Living, Inc. and many community organizations will be celebrating this important occasion on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Canalside! 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 County Office for the Disabled, Adaptive Water Sports, and many more, will be hosting the celebration.

Throughout the celebration, we will be holding activities free to the public at Canalside. Our agency would like to formally invite you to participate in this celebration by offering any type of activity, to be made free to the public, for any duration of time, during the celebration. If you are interested in taking part in this event, please fill out the form below, or download, print the activity application and return to Marykate Waringa at 3108 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Marykate at 716-836-0822 ext. 146, or email at mwaringa@wnyil.org

2019 Disability Pride Activity Registration

Please submit to Marykate Waringa by July 15, 2019 at mwaringa@wnyil.org or mail to:  WNY Independent Living, Inc.  c/o: Marykate – Disability Pride Festival, 3108 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14214

Activity Letter and Form Word document