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

New Rules Proposed for Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)

New Rules Proposed for Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) – Submit Your Comments by June 15 The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education want to hear from you about proposed rules for the WIOA. This law will improve employment and training services for America’s workers and help federal, state and local agencies better coordinate how they offer

Parent Leader Brings Together Niagara Falls Police and Fire Department for Autism Fundraiser

Every year the Niagara Falls Police and Fire Department face off in a hockey game to raise money for a local cause. On March 21, “NFPD VS NFFD,” raised around $3500 for the CASE – Autism Parent Support Group in Niagara County. Parent Leader Susan Bax, mom of a young boy with Autism and part

Challenger Baseball’s New Season

Baseball is a sport to be enjoyed by everyone and Central Amherst Little League offers a league for individuals with disabilities to partake in all aspects of the national pastime. Regardless of the challenges your disability may pose, Central Amherst’s Challenger League accommodates all needs. Volunpeers accompany individuals who may need assistance. Please join us for a fun season! Download

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day 2015

27th Annual Development Disabilities Awareness Day (DDDay) Celebrating 27 years as the largest conference of its kind in United States   Niagara Falls, NY, Thursday, May 28th 2015 – The 27th Annual Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day (DDDay) will be held at The Niagara Falls Conference and Event Center in Niagara Falls, NY and runs from 8:00

Guidance from the Departments of Education and Justice on Equitable Educational Access for English Learner Students

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice today released joint guidance reminding states, school districts, and schools of their obligations under federal law to ensure that English learner students have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential. In addition to the guidance, the Departments also released additional