26 Shirts

Doing the EEExpo in Buffalo in October, we were introduced to many great grass roots organizations that while not owned or run by individuals with disabilities, provide some awesome support and lifestyle opportunities for the same. We've decided to include them on the website using the tag "Lifestyle Resources" in addition to the regular search tags. Definitely worth your time, check them out!

26 Shirts 
26 Shirts c/o You and Who, Inc.
2495 Main St., Suite 516
Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: 716-427-4514
Website: www.26shirts.com
Email: hello@26shirts.com
Twitter: @26shirts / @26shirtsCHI / @26shirtsPIT
Facebook: 26Shirts / 26ShirtsCHI / 26ShirtsPIT
Instagram: @26shirts / @26shirtsCHI / @26shirtsPIT

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.

Seanese -- Brow Raisin' Tees

Sean McElwee / seanese.com
Mission Viejo, CA

E-mail address: seanesemail@gmail.com
Website: https://www.seanese.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seanfrombornthisway
Twitter: https://twitter.com/purpose2inspire
Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/sandramcelwee
Instagram: http://instagram.com/sean_from_born_this_way
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcrlchv1-r4BqwoR0Vz-O4g

Sean McElwee from the television show Born This Way has launched an apparel company called "Seanese", and it's pretty incredible. Celebrating his and others "21st Chromosome", it's filled to the rafters with apparel and accessories that inspire and celebrate diversity and inclusion, proving that anything is possible! 


Center for Self Advocacy

Center for Self Advocacy Inc.
Buffalo, NY

Address: 2531 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14216
Phone: 716-768-1795
Email: kbailey@center4sa.org
Website: www.center4sa.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/center4sa/

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

Inclusive Theater of WNY

Jess Levesque and Co. / Inclusive Theater of WNY
Buffalo, NY

Email: inclusivetheaterofwny@gmail.com
Website: https://inclusivetheaterofwny.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/inclusivetheaterofwny

Inclusive Theater of WNY seeks to reimagine our society through producing original scripts in our ongoing writing group and writing workshops, and through the production and performance of those scripts with actors who are chosen solely on their ability—whether they have a disability or not. We also plan to produce existing plays without limiting our casting to people without disabilities. This may result in powerful new interpretations of those works as for example, a person in a wheelchair plays the romantic lead based in a story based on a Jane Austen novel.

This is our dream: Not only to reimagine existing plays and be a place where diversity is the norm, but also to challenge perceptions and begin to create a world in which people are accepted and allowed to contribute to society no matter what age, physical condition, race, nationality or gender.