We Provide 1-On-1 Support and Education on Disabilities, Special Education and Services.
Supporting families and professionals to empower individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential.
Who We Are
Parent Network of WNY is a not-for-profit agency that provides education and resources for families of individuals with special needs (birth through adulthood) and for professionals.
Parent Network of WNY provides 1-on-1 Support and education through resources, workshops and support groups to assist families of individuals with disabilities to understand their disability and navigate the support service system.
The majority of Parent Network of WNY’s staff and board members are parents of children with disabilities, which provides a unique perspective, personal experience and empathy to the families we reach. Since the reorganization in 2001, Parent Network of WNY has served around 10,000 people a year.
Who We Serve
Knowing that professionals, parents and caregivers play a critical role in helping children with special needs achieve success in their lives, Parent Network of WNY’s staff specializes in empowering parents and family members to communicate effectively with professionals and to successfully advocate for their children. Working with parents, family members and caregivers, we also provide direct support to children, adolescents and young adults. Parent Network also works with professionals by providing continuing education opportunities, resources and referral services.
More About Parent Network of WNY
Parent Network is designated as a Technical Assistance Parent Center by New York State Department of Education and receives funding from several sources.
Parent Network is a National Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC) funded by the U.S. Department on Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). For more info, please visit Parent Network of WNY funding.
Parent Network of WNY is a not for profit, charitable organization (formed under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code). Donations to Parent Network are tax-deductible as charitable contributions for US federal income tax purposes. There are no donation limits or restrictions on contributions to Parent Network.