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.

Sujeet

Sujeet Desai / World Class Musician
Buffalo, NY

Email: sindoordesai@roadrunner.com
Website: www.sujeet.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sujeetmusic/

Sujeet Desai is an accomplished musician born with Down syndrome. Sujeet plays seven instruments. Bb and Bass clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Violin, Trumpet, Piano & Drums. In June 2001 he graduated from high School with honors and in May 2003 from the Berkshire Hills Music Academy in Massachusetts after two-year residential Post-secondary study in Music and Human services. Sujeet travels worldwide to do inspirational solo music performances and self-advocacy workshops.

After the graduation he worked as a teacher’s aide for a music department in an elementary school. He taught music & basic computer skills to adults in Day Hab. programs in Buffalo. Currently he plays his music in community churches, nursing homes, senior centers, hospitals to bring joy to those away from home and family .He is a member couple community bands .Sujeet enjoys independent living in his own home with some support.

In 1998, when Sujeet started to volunteer his entertainment the overwhelming response received from his audience led to his decision to make music his career. His highest musical achievement was “Carnegie Hall Debut” on May 20th, 2015 with standing ovation. May 2016 was hired by an audition to play in a swing band with 13 exceptional International musicians for 2017 Rio Paralympics commercial " We R Super Humans".As a motivational self-advocate a President’s award in Singapore in year 2000. Since 2000 he has performed in over 40 states, and 15 countries. Sujeet is a recipient of 18 International and numerous National awards & Honors for his music and self-advocacy. (List included)

Two documentaries were done on Sujeet’s life and had many TV & newspaper interviews. He is been featured in the wall street journal, New York Times, aired on the National TV shows “the View”. “20/20”, “Oprah Winfrey”, WCNY public channels and much local TV news. He was honored by NDSS as National spokesperson for Down syndrome and was published in 40 magazines nationwide as THE TRAVELER to raise awareness of Down syndrome campaign. Sujeet is as an Ambassador of Down Syndrome International (DSI) based in London , Global Down Syndrome Foundation ( GDSF) from Denver ,CO. New York Best Buddies International as well few other disability organizations in US.

Alex Insight

Alex Jusko / AlexInsight.com
Buffalo, NY

Email: psychicalexj@gmail.com
Website: www.alexinsight.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajusko312

Alex is a young man from Buffalo who helps others directly with his intuition and "insight" Alex is a very talented psychic who does psychic, tarot and energy readings, guiding others through the trials and tribulations of life. Alex does face to face readings, telephone readings, group readings, parties and is slowly wading in social media and self help videos.