Parent Leadership

Parent Leadership

Preparing parents for leadership roles to better advocate for their children &  community

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

      What is the Front Door? (Randolph) - May 19
      Opening the door to a richer, fuller life—that’s the goal of OPWDD’s new Front Door—a person-centered approach for people with developmental disabilities that prioritizes individual choices, needs, and desires in making decisions.

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    • workshop spotlight

      workshop spotlight

      Prepare for a Meeting - May 4
      Parents and individuals with disabilities have the opportunity to participate in various meetings with professionals throughout a school year, including the annual Committee on Special Education.   Participants will walk away with tips on how to be prepared, organized and learn how to be a powerful advocate.

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    • workshop spotlight

      workshop spotlight

      Supporting Siblings of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - May 4
      In this workshop, families will learn about challenges that can occur when a member is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Participants will learn how siblings can work together within the family to promote understanding and encourage social skills.

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    • workshop spotlight

      workshop spotlight

      What is the Front Door? (Pioneer) - May 19
      Opening the door to a richer, fuller life—that’s the goal of OPWDD’s new Front Door—a person-centered approach for people with developmental disabilities that prioritizes individual choices, needs, and desires in making decisions.

      learn more

    News

    • HOT TOPIC: Parent Advocacy

      Parent Network News

      Thursday, April 28, 2016

      Everyone is an “advocate,” although you may not realize that you have advocated at some point in your life for yourself and others. As a parent of a child with a disability, you have already spoken on behalf of your child—maybe to a teacher, day care worker, doctor, nurse, socialmore

    • Americorps Vista Position

      Parent Network News

      Wednesday, April 27, 2016

      Serve New York mobilizes AmeriCorps VISTA members to serve organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions focused on the needs of veteran and military families, improving and expanding educational opportunities, ensuring economic opportunity for all, and creatingmore

    • Talking Transition - Partnership to Leverage Success: A Collaborative Forum

      Parent Network News

      Tuesday, April 26, 2016

      The New York DCDT strives to increase collaboration efforts in effective transition planning for individuals with disabilities by reducing the duplication of efforts and aligning resources and communication. Please mark your calendars to save the dates for the upcoming 5th Statewidemore

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