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Transition from
Pre School to Kindergarten Video

Going to Kindergarten is an exciting time for every child and family. Learn the differences between preschool special education (CPSE) and school age special education (CSE).

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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! Happy Holidays from All of Us at Parent Network!

December is often a time for holiday celebrations, family gatherings, and the promise of new beginnings with a new year around the corner. ...
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How to Protect My Child’s Future Through Guardianship, Wills & Trusts – 1/9

You will learn: Why a guardian is needed, understand the process and timelines of guardianship, and how trusts and wills can protect your child’s services ...
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Creating a Path to Positive Behaviors – 1/16 (Webinar)

In this webinar you will learn about Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP). ...
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Finding the Best Graduation Option for Students with Disabilities – 1/18

You will learn: The current NYS diploma options for students with disabilities, their differences and how to determine the best path for your child. ...
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Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver 1/18

In this course you will learn the history, background and aspects of the OPWDD HCBS waiver, it's criteria for eligibility. ...
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Intimidacion y Estudiantes Con Discapacidades 1/20

USTED APRENDERA: Sobre los Diferentes tipos de intimidacion o acoso; A reconocer las senales de advertencia; Como agregar servicios y apoyos al IEP ...
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The Parent Network of WNY is closer than you think.

With 275+ Learning Events available online or in-person, our extended services provide guidance and support to meet your unique needs.

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