HOT TOPIC! Supports for Students with Developmental Disabilities

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Many students with disabilities receive supports and services through the special education process. Students with developmental disabilities may be eligible for services through The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).  Eligible students can receive services from their school district and OPWDD. In order to be eligible for OPWDD services the student must go through

Parent Network of Western New York launches “Guide and Connect” Campaign

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            Contact: May 30, 2018                                     Danielle M. DelMonte Danielle Marie Communications 716.597.8854 ddelmonte@wnycommunications.com Parent Network of Western New York launches “Guide and Connect” Campaign Outreach program to serve individuals and families affected by developmental disabilities in Erie and Niagara counties May 30, 2018 | Buffalo, New York: The Parent Network of Western

YOUTH POWER! Announces Two FREE Opportunities for Youth and Parent/Caregivers in Western NY in July!

YOUTH POWER! is excited to announce TWO FREE opportunities for youth and parent/caregivers in the Western Region! We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Western Region Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) and accompanying Foundations for Leadership parent/caregiver workshop series! Applications have been attached; read below for more information! **Please note: it is not required that

2018 Scholarships for Academic Excellence (SAE) – Updated Information

2018 Scholarships for Academic Excellence (SAE) – Updated Information The Scholarships for Academic Excellence affords financial support to top students graduating in June 2018 from New York State high schools. We anticipate having 2,000 scholarships available valued at $1,500 and 6,000 scholarships available valued at $500. The Scholarships for Academic Excellence information was forwarded to

YOUTH POWER!’s AMPLIFY-NY 2018 Western Region Youth Leadership Forum and Foundations for Leadership!

YOUTH POWER! is excited to announce two great opportunities available for youth ages 14-24 and parent/caregivers in the Western Region! We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Western Region Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) and accompanying Foundations for Leadership parent/caregiver workshop series! Applications have been attached; read below for more information! **Please note: it is

NEW! Family & Caregiver Group Page

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Parent Network of WNY offers free family & caregiver groups that provide a welcoming environment for parents and other caregivers of young people with autism or developmental disabilities to meet, share experiences, ask questions, learn about available resources and receive support. We have a dedicated page to these groups that is updated regularly. Come check

Five Things Every Parent Should Know About the “Every Student Succeeds Act”

What is ESSA? The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a federal law that outlines how states can use federal money to support public schools. In September 2017, New York State submitted its plan for the approximately $1.6 billion New York receives annually under ESSA. Why does it matter? New York State is committed to