Jim Kelly / Parent Network of WNY Scholarships

Jim Kelly / Parent Network of WNY Scholarships

Applications for conferences focusing on disabilities will be accepted all year long

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.

    • Hot Topic

      Hot Topic

      Superintendent Determination of Graduation with a Local Diploma - A new graduation option is available for students with disabilities who, because of their disability, are unable to demonstrate proficiency (passing) even with testing accommodations, on one or more of the other three Regents examinations required for graduation.

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    • Visit us on YouTube!

      Visit us on YouTube!

      PLEASE VISIT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL TO SEE ALL OF OUR VIDEOS

       

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    • NEW VIDEO

      NEW VIDEO

      Transition from Pre-School to Kindergarten

      Going to Kindergarten is an exciting time for every child and family. Take a look at some of the differences between preschool special education (CPSE) and school age special education (CSE).

      The more you know, the easier it will be for you and your child!

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    • special education workshop

      special education workshop

      Individualized Education Program 6/7 - Every child receiving special education services has an Individualized Education Program (IEP). What is it? Who writes it? What does individualized mean? In this workshop participants will learn about the parts of an IEP, receive tips and tools to become more involved in the planning process.

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    • transition workshop

      transition workshop

      Preparing for High School 6/8 (Niagara) - Participants will develop an understanding of graduation requirements and the transition process by focusing on identifying the student’s interests, strengths and needs for all areas of life.

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    • special education workshop

      special education workshop

      Individualized Education Program (IEP) 6/15 - Every child receiving special education services has an Individualized Education Program (IEP). What is it? Who writes it? What does individualized mean? In this workshop participants will learn about the parts of an IEP, receive tips and tools to become more involved in the planning process.

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    News

    • Cartoon in the works featuring heroes with disabilities

      Parent Network News

      Friday, May 19, 2017

      There is a new cartoon in the works for kids with disabilities.  It’s called “Team Supreme.” Each member has an individual superpower, and it’s tied to their disability.

    • How to Become a More Positive Person in 21 Days

      Parent Network News

      Wednesday, May 17, 2017

      Research shows that one of the most important secrets to a happy life is to relish the many small moments that bring delight-ones you may not even notice.

    • Transition Age Youth and Mental Health Resources

      Parent Network News

      Friday, May 12, 2017

      Recently Parent Network had the honor and privilege to host a Webinar for New York State Transition Partners on Transition Age Youth and Mental Health Resources. Our guest speaker was Karl Shallowhorn, Director of Community Advocacy for the Mental Health Association of Erie County and Compeermore

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