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.

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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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    • DDDAY 2017

      DDDAY 2017

      29th Annual WNY Developmental Disabilities Conference

      Professionals from many different area agencies that specialize in services for people with developmental disabilities and similar health related industries will be on hand to provide guidance, literature, and general information about services that the organizations or businesses provide.

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    • Transition workshop

      Transition workshop

      Navigating Services Outside of the School Day 4/27 - Participants will discuss transition and what it looks like at different grade levels. Walk away with information about available supports and services and gain an understanding of eligibility and the admission process for them.

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    • transition workshop

      transition workshop

      Transition to Adulthood 4/27 - In this workshop participants will understand the special education system’s responsibilities regarding all areas of living…”Live, Learn, Work and Play.” An introduction to community based services will be provided.

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    • bullying workshop

      bullying workshop

      Bullying and Students with Disabilities 5/8 - Participants will learn advocacy skills and how supports and services can be built into an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to promote social growth.

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    News

    • Special Education Often An Uphill Battle For Military Families

      Parent Network News

      Wednesday, April 26, 2017

      When Navy Capt. Cassidy Norman was assigned executive officer of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, he and his wife, Michelle, were relieved. His career path was taking them back to Virginia Beach — where they’d lived before and knew to be a good fit for their daughter withmore

    • Understanding My Son on the Autism Spectrum When He Doesn't Use Words to Communicate

      Parent Network News

      Tuesday, April 25, 2017

      My son and his classmates made their way from the doors of the school to the playground where parents gather to pick them up. My son let out a little groan and whine, which is almost always a prelude to tears.

    • When I Realized Why My Son Melts Down at Home but Not at School

      Parent Network News

      Monday, April 24, 2017

      Call it mother’s intuition, or call it years and years of practice, but I knew something was wrong. It was the delayed effect. My son has had a tricky day at school. He has held it together for nearly seven hours. Then he walks through the front door, and bam!

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