Supporting Parents, Families and Professionals

Supporting Parents, Families and Professionals

To empower individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential.

Education and Resources

Education and Resources

To effectively communicate with professionals to successfully advocate for children.

Support. Educate. Connect. Empower.

Support. Educate. Connect. Empower.

We Provide 1-On-1 Support and Education on Disabilities, Special Education and Services.

    • hot topic

      hot topic

      Parent Advocacy - Everyone is an “advocate,” although you may not realize that you have advocated at some point in your life for yourself and others. You speak up because you want something to change.

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    • workshop spotlight

      workshop spotlight

      Functional Behavior Assessments - June 15th
      Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) are part of the special education process which looks at specific student behaviors and what the child is trying to communicate. Participants will learn about the FBA process, behavior plans and goals that can be built into a child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).

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    • Workshop spotlight

      Workshop spotlight

      Informed Choice - June 9th
      This OPWDD-approved curriculum focuses on techniques and skills used by Service Coordinators to help individuals and their families make informed choices about life goals, and the services and supports needed to achieve them.

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    • workshop spotlight

      workshop spotlight

      Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy - June 7th
      Parents and caregivers of children with special needs will walk away with improved advocacy skills needed to effectively speak up for their child’s needs.

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      workshop spotlight

      Improving Bedtime Routine & Sleep Patterns in Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders-June 8

      This workshop was developed to assist parents and caregivers living with children with autism who have sleep difficulties.

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      workshop spotlight

      Self Directed Services - June 15th
      Participants develop a basic understanding of creating an initial service plan for the individual with a developmental disability, identify what their responsibilities will be and who they will be working with during this process.

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    News

    • Disability Pride Parade and Celebration

      Parent Network News

      Thursday, May 26, 2016

      Therefore, Western New York Independent Living, Inc. and many community organizations will be celebrating this important occasion on July 24, 2016 in Delaware Park. In recognition of this and to raise awareness, WNY Independent Living, Inc. as a family of agencies, along with many communitymore

    • Fitnessability Buffalo

      Parent Network News

      Wednesday, May 25, 2016

      “Fitnessability Buffalo” was going to open as a non-profit exercise facility for the ID/DD population. Instead, the equipment and idea was passed along to Joscelynn Baio, owner and personal trainer/fitness instructor for Zumba at her business called “Sow It Now Health &more

    • The Roadmap to Self-Direction: Exploring Options, Creating Opportunities

      Parent Network News

      Wednesday, May 25, 2016

      In the Driver’s Seat believes that Self-Directed Services offer people with developmental disabilities and their families the opportunity to map out their future and be in control of their own lives.  We provide tools and resources to effectively navigate andmore

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