Home

Tree with leaves that are handprints
blue circle

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.

guide and connect logo
blue circle

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

blue circle
blue circle

Parent Network Pod

previous arrow
next arrow
Slider

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

call one to one support
find a learning event
submit your story
donate today

Leadership in Special Education Logo

Leadership in Special Education Conference - 6/1

Roundtable discussions on Autism, mental health, special education, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities and more! ...
Continue Reading

girl being bullied

Bullying and Promoting Well Being for Students with Disabilities – 4/30

Learn about the supports and services that can be built into the Individualized Education Program (IEP) to promote social growth and well-being. ...
Continue Reading

mother and daughter

Sexuality and Students with Disabilities – 4/30

You will learn how to prepare youth for the changes of puberty and adolescence and skills to communicate appropriate social behavior. ...
Continue Reading

boy on woman's shoulders

Aprende el proceso de educación especial y las leyes de educación bilingüe / Bilingual Special Education: Your Rights and Responsibilities Pt.1

APRENDERÁS • Conozca las leyes asociadas con los estudiantes bilingües. • Entienda su rol como padre de un estudiante que necesita servicios de educación especial ...
Continue Reading

kids with thumbs up

Autism and Social Skills – 5/14

The class will review strategies to use at home, school, and within the community to help a child be successful. ...
Continue Reading

boy hiding behind book

Understanding School’s Role When Bullying Occurs – WEBINAR – 5/16

The role of schools when bullying harassment or discrimination occurs. ...
Continue Reading

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.

Community Events

Ideas that work

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.

Parent Network provides information of a general nature
and is designed for information and educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or legal advice.