OPWDD to Host Regional Forums on Managed Care: The Future of Supports

The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is holding the first of many public forums for people they support and their families across New York State to provide information and answer questions regarding their evolution to managed care. This is also an opportunity for you to share with OPWDD what matters most to you

Funding Available to Help Families Attend Special Events & Conferences

The Jim Kelly Scholarship Program Parent Network of WNY, in conjunction with the Kelly for Kids Foundation, are pleased to provide a scholarship program for families/caregivers of individuals with disabilities, as well as self-advocates, to attend special events and conferences that have a cost associated with them. The scholarship program will provide funding to assist

Chautauqua County Check Out These Opportunities Near You!

Parent Network of WNY is proud to announce their workshops and family and caregiver group in Chautauqua County! The workshop on November 5, “Understanding the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Process” will inform you about the development of the IEP, about your role in the process, and how to be an active participant in the creation of the

Niagara County Workshops and Family and Caregiver Group!

Parent Network of WNY is proud to offer a Family and Caregiver group and workshops in your area this fall! Our family and caregiver group provides a welcoming environment for parents and other caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders to meet, share experiences, ask questions and receive support. This group meets once a month on

Allegany County Workshop Series and Family and Caregiver Group

A free, three workshop series tackling subjects on disabilities such as bullying, sexuality, and graduation requirements to be held in Wellsville, NY. The next workshop titled, Sexuality and Students with Disabilities: How to Have a more Comfortable Conversation, will be held Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This informational series will be hosted at the Allegany ARC Rehabilitation

Parent Network Pod

Parent Network of WNY launched their own podcast titled, “Parent Network Pod!” The podcast providing professionals and parents of individuals with disabilities the information they need whenever and wherever they need it. The first 4 episode series, topics such as Going Back to School, Understanding the Individualized Education Process (IEP) and Effective Communication with your

Eligibility Navigator

Did you know that if you have a child with a disability, they may qualify for additional services through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)? Many students with disabilities receive supports and services through the special education process. Students with developmental disabilities may be eligible for additional services through The Office for People