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Family Engagement Conference 11/30

Learn from expert national and state leaders, thinkers and innovators in the Family Engagement community.

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11th Annual Same Page Conference 10/18

Making the Most of Changes Ahead.

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We believe your child's potential knows no bounds.

The Parent Network of WNY enriches the lives of families and individuals with special needs through education, resources and 1-on-1 support.

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Proudly serving all 8 counties of Western New York.

We provide families and individuals with special needs the tools and knowledge to flourish today and tomorrow.

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Because supporting your child is your #1 priority.

Do you have a question about your child’s development? Speak 1-on-1 with our Support Specialists to discover life-changing services and resources.

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Attend one of our free Learning Events.

Our small-sized groups provide the space to learn more about your child’s disabilities while getting to know other families in the community.


Supporting families and professionals to empower individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential.

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HOT TOPIC! Back to School Tips

Back to school time brings many new experiences… a new grade, new teachers, new friends and new goals. If your child has trouble with changes in their routine, difficulty learning new things or ...
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Transition to Adulthood - 10/26

What happens after high school for students with disabilities? What questions should you ask and whom do you ask? When should families start thinking about and planning for adult life? ...
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Self-Directed Services - 10/28

In this workshop individual’s families and caregivers will learn what OPWDD funded self-directed services are and how they work. Participants develop a basic understanding of creating an initial ...
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The Nurtured Heart Approach Four Part Series - 10/3

Have you tried everything you know and don’t know where to turn? The Nurtured Heart Approach is a powerful tool that will transform a difficult child and build you up as a family member or ...
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Same Page Conference - 10/18

Making the Most of Changes Ahead. Transforming from Medicaid Service Coordination to Care Coordination full day conference. Guest Speaker Kate Bishop, OPWDD Director of Program Development ...
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Family Engagement Conference 11/30

Evidence shows when families, communities and schools work together, students are more successful and the entire community benefits. Learn from expert national and state leaders, thinkers ...
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