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

Hot Topic! SSI Benefits and Section 301

Section 301 allows a student to continue receiving benefits if they are enrolled in or have one of the following: Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Ticket to Work PASS plan Individualized Education Program (IEP) (only 18-21 years old) The Continuing Disability Review or Medical Review Section 301 Protection in a timely manner Cooperate with all SSA field

Do You Want to Have an Impact on Disability Legislation?

NYS Partners in Policymaking® is the premier learning and leadership experience for people with developmental disabilities and families. Our state-of-the-art personalized learning approach equips Partners with the knowledge, networks and confidence needed to shape and influence important issues affecting disability policy. As a Partners in Policymaking® graduate, you can: Join a network of skilled, like

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education released three new sets of guidance today to assist the public in understanding how the Department interprets and enforces federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. These guidance documents clarify the rights of students with disabilities and the responsibilities of educational institutions in ensuring that all

Early Intervention Partners Training Project

The NYS Department of Health’s Bureau of Early Intervention and the Family Initiative Coordination Services Project at Just Kids are sponsoring an Early Intervention Partners Training Project in the Western Region this spring.  The Early Intervention Partners Training Project is for parents of infants and toddlers with disabilities currently receiving early intervention services in Allegany,