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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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Family Engagement Conference 11/30

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

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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! Gala & Parent Network Leaders

On September 28th, 2017, Parent Network of Western New York was happy to celebrate our 30th Anniversary of helping the community with a Throwback Thursday Gala. ...
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Section 504 vs Individualized Education Program (IEP) – 11/28

Participants will learn about 504 plans vs IEPs and all the benefits of each. ...
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Autism Spectrum Disorder – An Overview – 11/30

The workshop will also cover learning styles, recent research and ways to promote success at home, school and in the community. ...
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Bedtime Routines for Kids with Special Needs – 12/5

Participants will leave the workshop with practical, evidence-based plans to improve the bedtime behavior and/or sleep patterns of their child. ...
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What to do About Challenging Behavior in the Home and Community – 12/6

The purpose of this workshop is to help parents recognize the early signs of conflict and put in place plans that can manage the conflict before it turns into a full blown storm. ...
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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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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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