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Gaining Understanding Through Knowledge


Guide & Connect simplifies and delivers information about NYS OPWDD changes that affect the way individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities receive their services and health care.

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Family & Caregiver Group: On The Go


An online group for families and caregivers of people with developmental disabilities living at home, approved for OPWDD Services

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

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Hot Topic! Parent Leadership Program 2019

Join Parent Network of WNY’ s FREE Parent Leadership Program! Learn from experts about a variety of topics that will result in better relationships among schools, families, and the community. ...
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How to Protect My Child Through Guardianship, Wills, and Trusts – 2/19

You will learn who needs a guardian, when to start the process, the importance of a will and how to protect future services ...
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What You Need to Know Before Your Next IEP Meeting – 2/19

You will learn what to prepare before a meeting, how to participate in the meeting and how to follow up after the meeting ...
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Tell Me About Autism – 2/20

You will learn the characteristics of autism and how the diagnosis of autism is made, how to communicate with a child with autism, how to discuss the impact of autism with family members. ...
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Students with Disabilities and Dealing with Suspension – 2/26

You will learn general school discipline issues, disciplining students with disabilities, Manifestation Determination Review (MDR) and effective advocacy and communication. ...
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Functional Behavior Assessment – 2/27

You will learn when and why a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) is conducted, to develop a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) and how the BIP leads to goals that can be built into IEP or 504 Plan ...
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The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H325160003. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Carmen Sanchez.

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