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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! Communication is Key

When families, communities and schools work together students succeed. It is important for families to feel welcome in their child’s school and to have an understanding of what their children ...
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What to do About Challenging Behaviors in the Home and Community – 10/23

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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Working It Out Together: Mediation – 10/24

In this workshop participants will learn about Special Education Mediation and the Office of Dispute Resolution. ...
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The Sensory Processing Disorder – Part II 10/26

Participants will gain an understanding of how the senses work and ways to improve their functions. ...
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Bullying and Students with Disabilities Bilingual – 10/26

Participants will learn advocacy skills and how supports and services can be built into an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to promote social growth in this bilingual workshop. ...
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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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