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Museum of DisABILITY History

Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor and Author Ryan Young to Present about Determination and Not Giving Up


March 20, 2019: As part of its Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series, the Museum of disABILITY History will host a free presentation called, “Ryan Young: Determine Not to Give Up” on Wednesday, March 27, from 11:30 to 12:30, at its location 3826 Main Street, Buffalo, NY. Young will discuss his life of living with a traumatic brain injury and about his book, “Thankful, Blessed Individual: Never Stop Believing in Miracles.”


Young’s story is one of initial tragedy, growing strength and perseverance. Life has its ups and downs and Young’s life has been no different. However, it is Young’s belief in himself and his faith which allows him to be a source of motivation and inspiration.


The event will also feature a presentation from Ronald Fernández, RRDS, CRC, LMHC, director, Headway of WNY, Inc., an affiliate of People Inc. He will focus on what a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is and its causes, history of services in New York State and treatment options.


The free presentation is ideal for people with traumatic brain injuries and their families, teachers and educational staff, nurses, students, medical and human services agencies and child care providers.


Registration encouraged. To RSVP or for more information, email David Mack-Hardiman at or call 716-629-3626.


Established in 1998, the Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc., is the only one of its kind in the United States and is dedicated to advancing the understanding, acceptance and independence of people with disabilities. Located in Buffalo, NY, the Museum’s exhibits, collections, publications, archives and educational programs create awareness and a platform for dialogue and discovery.