State Plans Public Meetings on Vocational Rehabilitation and Supported Employment Services

The New York State Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services- Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR), with the State Rehabilitation Council, is developing the State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and Supported Employment (SE) Services beginning July 1, 2016. To assist in the development of the State Plan, individuals with disabilities, their families, advocates, employers and

Afterschool Care – Designed for Young People with Developmental Disabilities

Now Accepting Participant! Western New York’s leading organization helping individuals with developmental disabilities and special needs lead more heathy, independent and productive lives currently has openings for its afterschool respite programs in Buffalo. Download flyer After the Belle Program 104 Maryland Street Buffalo Afternoon Respite 2635 Delaware Avenue The Programs -For young people, ages 4

Basic Interpreter Training Program (BITP)

Deaf Access Services introduces its NEW Basic Interpreter Training Program (BITP). The program will allow students to further their American Sign Language Training by becoming a Sign Language Interpreter. Submit Applications To: Deaf Access Services Attn: Jeffrey Strauss 2495 Main Street – Suite 446 Buffalo, NY 14214 Tel: (716) 833-1637 – VP: (716) 335-9192

Family Driven Planning – Better support individuals with DD and their families

We want to tell you about Family Driven Planning – a strategy to better support individuals with DD and their families. Hillside Family of Agencies is a local agency that serves individuals with DD. Hillside developed Family Driven Planning as a way to increase individuals’ support and quality of life by: (1) identifying family members

Family Driven Planning – Collaboration of Hillside Family of Agencies & School of Social Work, University at Buffalo

Be Part of an Exciting NEW Project! ***   Family Driven Planning   *** Collaboration of Hillside Family of Agencies & School of Social Work, University at Buffalo Do you have a child with a developmental/intellectual disability? Do you feel like you or your child could use more support? Family Driven Planning is to help increase the support

May is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month

In New York State, more than 300,000 children live with a serious mental health condition. Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week was created to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and to show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth. Please see the attached brochure for more

OPWDD seeks families of individual’s who are medically fragile with Developmental Disabilities

NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) are seeking families of individual’s who are medically fragile with developmental disabilities. OPWDD has asked us to assistance with locating individuals with complex, cross-system needs and individuals who are medically fragile who would be willing to provide some input  to OPWDD on a conference they are planning.

Evening with EARS

EARS: Join a family-friendly event highlighting St. Mary’s School for the Deaf’s new Oral Education option! When: Tuesday May 19th – 6-7:30p Location: SMSD Young Assembly Hall 2253 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14214 6p – Dinner will be provided 6:15p – Learn about EARS, followed by Q&A 7p – Music class with our community partner, Betty’s Music