Catch Vickie Rubin live at various events, from keynotes to book signings. She brings a blend of personal experience and pro insights on special needs advocacy and personal journeys.

Want Vickie at your event? Just give her a shout!

Event: Williamsville PTSA Holiday Craft Show

Venue: Heim Elementary School (Williamsville, NY)

Date: 12/2/2023 – 12/3/2023 (10 AM – 4 PM)

Hosted by the Williamsville PTSA Council since 1976, this event features 160 booths spread across two buildings. You’ll find a variety of handmade gifts to suit all tastes and budgets, including books, knits, home decor, and jewelry. Snacks are available from student groups, and there’s free, accessible parking. All proceeds go toward student scholarships at three local high schools. Come shop local and find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.

Past Events

Event: DDAWNY: 35th Developmental Disability Awareness Day

Venue: The Conference Center Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, NY)

Date: 8/1/2023

I was honored to be the Keynote Speaker!

About Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day (DDDAY)

Celebrating 35 years as the largest conference of its kind in the United States!

For 35 years, Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day (DDDAY) has grown into the largest U.S. conference on developmental disabilities. With keynotes, entertainment, an art room, vendor fair, and awards, it owes its success to a community of presenters. These include individuals, parents, and professionals from Western New York, who create an informative event.

Professionals from various agencies specializing in services for people with developmental disabilities will be available to offer guidance and information about their services.

DDDAY is a cornerstone of the Western New York community, connecting agencies, vendors, direct support professionals, and the people they support. The event grows more comprehensive each year.

Awards for personal achievement, service provider of the year, community service, and caregiver of the year are presented at the luncheon, hosted by a local celebrity.

The event also features an art show by local artists with disabilities, a Healthy You forum, and a variety of entertainment—from music to spoken word to dance.

The DDDAY website will serve as a one-stop location for registration and information on the conference.  

Event: Home Beneath Our Feet’s Sensory Garden: Grand Opening

Venue: Home Beneath Our Feet (Buffalo, NY)

Date: 6/17/2023

home Beneath Our Feet's Sensory Garden: Grand Opening

Come visit Jess and me at our table at the grand opening of an All-Inclusive Sensory Garden Event!

Event: Book Signing

Venue: Dog Ears Bookstore (South Buffalo, NY)

Date: 12/9/2023

Book signing at Dog Ears Bookstore with Vickie Rubin

Event: Book Signing to Benefit People Incorporated

Venue: Spruce On Main (Amherst, NY)

Date: 7/21/2022

Event: Book Signing

Venue: Ellicottville Memorial Library (Ellicottville, NY)

Date: 7/20/2022

Event: Book Signing

Venue: The Bookworm & BW Gifts (East Aurora, NY)

Date: 6/11/2022

Event: Book Signing

Venue: The Bookworm & BW Gifts (East Aurora, NY)

Date: 6/11/2022

Event: Presentation on Advocacy and “Ask the Author”

Venue: Bornhava Early Childhood Center (Amherst, NY)

Date: 5/12/2022

Event: Book Signing

Venue: Oishei Children’s Hospital (Buffalo, NY)

Date: 12/13/2021

Event: People of the Book Author Series: Author Event & Book Signing with Vickie Rubin

Venue: JCC of Greater Buffalo (Amherst, NY)

Date: 12/9/2021

Event: 2021 Fall Makers + Shakers

Venue: Buffalo Powerhouse (Buffalo, NY)

Date: 11/26/2021 – 11/27/2021

Event: Jewish Buffalo: A Conversation with Vickie Rubin

Date: 10/19/2021

Event: JAFCO: Annual In My Shoes Luncheon

Venue: Boca West Country Club (Boca Raton, FL)

Date: 10/14/2021

Standing by the Intro Slide at JAFCO

Serving as the keynote speaker!

Event: Lions of Judah

Date: 10/7/2021

Served as the keynote speaker!

Event: Book Release Event

Venue: Glen Oak Golf Club (East Amherst, NY)

Date: 8/10/2021

Event: CJEL Belonging Event

Venue: Glen Oak Golf Club (East Amherst, NY)

Date: 2/10/2021

Served as keynote speaker!

Event: Program for Jewish Disability Awareness

Date: 2/10/2021