Nurturing in the Neighborhood

Nurturing in the Neighborhood Niagara University, the Niagara Falls City School District ,and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center are bringing free early childhood activities to Niagara Falls! Activities include early childhood learning, early reading skills, food and nutrition, recreational fun, behavioral health, developmental screenings, social interactions, and more! A unique piece of ‘Nurturing in the Neighborhood’ is parent

Kindercamp – for Children Entering Kindergarten

About Kindercamp Kindercamp is a program specifically designed to ease the transition for children (and their families) entering kindergarten. Kindercamp is embedded within a graduate course offered by the College of Education, and introduces children to various developmentally appropriate learning experiences and activities that build upon and strengthen skills necessary for kindergarten. Activities focus on

NYSED Parent Dashboard

NYSED Parent Dashboard NYSED is gathering feedback from parents and stakeholders to guide the work of developing the Parent Dashboard. NYSED will use this feedback to identify the data that is most useful to parents and the public. Please distribute this five-minute survey which will inform us how we can make the Parent Dashboard as useful as

Accessible Academics!

We have BIG transition news to share with you! A new non-profit agency in WNY is currently expanding and seeking new students for the Fall 2019 semester! Accessible Academics is to provide transition support exclusively to students with varying abilities who are seeking a credit or certificate bearing post-secondary education. With the help of this

New York State Announces February SNAP Benefits Being Issued Early Due to Federal Government Shutdown

Most New Yorkers Receiving SNAP Will Get Full February Benefits by January 17 The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance today announced that most recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive their full February benefits early, due to the ongoing federal government shutdown. Current SNAP recipients may receive their

HOT TOPIC! Managing stress, anxiety and family activities during holiday season

Family making snowman

FAMILY ACTIVITIES DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON December is finally here, and it’s truly a wonderful time of year for many of us to enjoy family, good food and friends. If you look at a family video from past holidays, you might see all of these things, plus several meltdowns caught on camera. It can be

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