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

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

Moms of Children with Special Needs Retreat

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​What to Expect on an AMR Retreat Three nights of peace, sleep and friendship with other moms who already understand your challenges! Breakfast daily. Transportation and other meals extra. Total lodging cost only $200 per guest! Private baths. Completely casual, sleep as long as you want. Zero expectations of you. You don’t even have to

Father’s Day Retreat

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​What to Expect on an #ATLASCLUB Retreat ​​Three nights of peace, sleep and friendship with other dads who already understand your challenges! Breakfast daily – transportation and other meals extra. Total lodging cost only $100 per guest!  Private baths. Completely casual, sleep as long as you want. Zero expectations of you. You don’t even have to

Happy Holidays from All of Us at Parent Network!

December is often a time for holiday celebrations, family gatherings, and the promise of new beginnings with a new year around the corner. For many families, the holidays bring a unique stress and opportunities for disappointments. Children with disabilities may have difficulty adjusting to the changes in their routine, the expectations to visit family and

3 from Niagara County honored at developmental disabilities statewide conference

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Three Niagara County residents received statewide honors at the Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State conference on Oct. 30 in Saratoga Springs. All three honorees were chosen from nominees across New York. Awardees include: New York State Sen. Robert G. Ortt of North Tonawanda received the Legislator of the Year Award. As chair of