Reaching for the Future: A Transition Conference - October 21, 2016

Reaching for the Future: A Transition Conference - October 21, 2016

One-day learning opportunity for people involved with students and young adults with disabilities

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.

    • workshop spotlight

      workshop spotlight

      The Parent Leadership Network Presents “A Conversation with Kate" -10/5
      Kate Millman from the office of SEQA will be our guest speaker. Hear from Kate about who SEQA is, what SEQA does along with an update on what’s new in Special Education in NYS.

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    • Workshop Spotlight

      Workshop Spotlight

      Sensory Processing Disorder - 10/4
      Does your child/student seem unsteady, uncoordinated and sensitive to sounds and touch? Participants will gain an understanding of how the senses work and ways to improve their functions.

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    • Transition Conference

      Transition Conference

      Reaching for the Future: A Transition Conference - 10/21/16
      Join us for a one-day learning opportunity for people involved with
      students and young adults with disabilities.

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    • behavior conferences

      behavior conferences

      Crisis Behavior Management: Supporting Caregivers of Individuals with Challenging Behaviors - Three conferences are being presented by OPWDD Region 1 and the Family Support Advisory Council.  The objective is to provide caregivers with effective strategies for responding to crisis situations and diffusing aggressive behavior.

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    • hot topic

      hot topic

      Back to School Tips!
      Students with learning challenges often have difficulty keeping track of their books, homework and supplies.

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    • Empower Award Recipient

      Empower Award Recipient

      Parent Network of WNY has been selected as the award recipient of Empower's 2016 Priceless Partner Award.  This award recognizes an organization that colloborates with Empower in a deep and meaningful way to support indivduals in need of services.  

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    • Illuminating the Exceptional

      Parent Network News

      Tuesday, September 27, 2016

      Illuminating the Exceptional highlights local human services agencies that support people with disabilities through artmaking.  Join us in celebrating this collaborative display of artistic ability. The Albright-Knox’s Access AK: Creative Connection program uses guided tours,more

    • ESSA Update

      Parent Network News

      Monday, September 26, 2016

      This guidance is an effort to ensure that students who are English learners receive the high-quality services they need to be college and career ready. The Department of Education released non-regulatory guidance to help provide effective services to improve the English language proficiencymore

    • Five Reasons Girls Don't Pursue Technology-Related Careers

      Parent Network News

      Friday, September 23, 2016

      More than 5.1 million people worked in core technology jobs in the U.S. at the end of 2015, but just 25 percent of those jobs were held by women. What is discouraging girls from considering careers in tech? A survey and focus groups were conducted with girls between the ages of 10 and 17.


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