Statler Center Scholarships for Training

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Statler Center was founded in 1999 as a unique concept in hospitality and customer service employment training. One of the first projects of its kind, Statler Center provides physically disabled, blind or visually impaired individuals with the right tools for successful careers. Our job training programs are a unique and exciting concept in employment and

HOT TOPIC! What is an Exit Summary – Part 2

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Students receiving Special Education services will receive an Exit Summary upon graduation. This is meant to be a description of the student’s overall current skills, abilities, limitations and needs. Academic achievement and functional performance should show the student’s current level of performance, strengths, abilities, interests and needs in subject (i.e math, reading) and skill (i.e.

Erie County Department of Social Services Announces Fatherhood Connection

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Parenting and Personal Development for Fathers and Father Figures ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie Department of Social Services has announced Fatherhood Connection: Men’s Parenting and Personal Development Group.  This 13 week series of classes empowers men of any age, fathers, and father figures to be better parents to the children in their lives.  The Fatherhood

Help Advocate to Keep Medicaid Services

Looming budget cuts to Medicaid will effect benefits to many people, including those with special needs.  Recently the Stepping Stones Learning Center in Rochester closed its doors suddenly leaving many families without services for their children and the staff unemployed. Read the article and view the video-it genuinely exemplifies, “Just because you have a service

Transition Age Youth and Mental Health Resources

Recently Parent Network had the honor and privilege to host a Webinar for New York State Transition Partners on Transition Age Youth and Mental Health Resources. Our guest speaker was Karl Shallowhorn, Director of Community Advocacy for the Mental Health Association of Erie County and Compeer Buffalo. He is a New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and