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Letter: Museum of disABILITY deserves to be featured

Museum of disABILITY deserves to be featured

I look forward each week to reading the Homefinderextra from cover to cover to stay current with real estate trends, home decor tips and area events. I was pleased to see the diverse Culture and Art listings in the Feb. 27 Community Overview: Amherst feature, including the Amherst Museum and Symphony, Cabaret in the Square, Jewish Community Center and Islamic Society.

As a school principal, I celebrate diversity within our student population and community regularly. I was disappointed that the feature did not include the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St. at the corner of Maynard Drive, www.museumofdisability.org).

As an educator, I have had opportunities to avail myself of outstanding professional learning via programs offered at the museum, which as a matter of pride for Amherst as the only brick and mortar museum of its kind in the nation. I would encourage all Buffalo area citizens to check out the five-panel “Speaking for Themselves: A HIstory of Self-Advocacy” at the museum, visit the museum bookshop for current titles, check out the website and program offerings. This is a rich resource in our community, deserving of celebration.

Elaine M. Thomas

Tonawanda