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

Daemen College – Center for Allied and Unified Sport & Exercise (CAUSE) Open House

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Daemen College through the support from various foundations is launching the Center for Allied and Unified Sport & Exercise or CAUSE. Starting this September, Daemen College will be holding FREE Sport Activity Sessions on Sunday afternoons from 2 pm to 4 pm for individuals with Disabilities. Under the supervision of Daemen Athletics Coaches and Faculty,

Disability Pride Parade & Festival

Western New York Independent Living, Inc. and many community organizations will be celebrating the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Saturday, July 22, 2016 at Coca-Cola Field! In recognition of this and to raise awareness, WNY Independent Living, Inc. as a family of agencies, along with many community partners including the Erie

Library Research Study – Please Help!

Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) is a local organization that provides services and supports for individuals with disabilities and their families/caregivers. They are currently conducting a research study to better understand library accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Ultimately, the goal of the study is to provide libraries with possible recommendations on how to improve

Why ADHD Isn’t Due to Bad Parenting

It’s listed in the manual of psychiatric disorders as a validated mental health condition, yet there’s a lingering sense that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), especially among children, is in part due to poor parenting or parents who aren’t disciplining their children enough. People with ADHD have a difficult time concentrating and often act out

New gyms in Clarence, Derby cater to all kids – including those with special needs

Jessica and Jeffrey Sills have walked similar paths since their days as high school sweethearts. They graduated together from Lake Shore High School, married and blazed careers working with children – Jeffrey as a physical education teacher at John T. Waugh Elementary School, Jessica as a speech-language pathologist who provided home visits for Erie 2

Disability Pride Parade and Celebration

On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law and discrimination against people with disabilities became illegal. In 1980, The Western New York Independent Living Project, Inc. opened its doors at 3108 Main Street and began providing programs and services for all people with disabilities throughout all eight counties of