YOUTH POWER! is still accepting applications for the New York Institute for Self-Advocacy (NYISA). NYISA is YP!’s newest initiative; designed to train young adults (21+) with developmental/intellectual disabilities to advocate for themselves and their peers in community, systematic, and policy settings. Graduates from the institute will go on to become part of the Emerging Leaders
On September 28th, 2017, Parent Network of Western New York was happy to celebrate our 30th Anniversary of helping the community with a Throwback Thursday Gala. The event took place at Hotel Henry, “The Henry”, former Richardson Olmsted Campus, an architectural legacy of the National History Landmark. The fundraising event filled the hotel with a
Western New York College Consortium of Disability Advocates The consortium, better known as “C.C.D.A.,” is comprised of a group of post secondary and secondary education professionals, along with community and government agency representatives who are directly involved in working with students with disabilities. The group was originally formed to address the needs of students with
Heritage Centers After School Program for Students with Developmental Disabilities Open to Ages 7 – 21 Space is Limited 2 pm – 6 pm Call 833-8603 x2211 with questions or to begin the referral process! Locations: Ken-Ton School District 205 Yorkshire Road, Tonawanda or Buffalo Public School District St. Mary’s School for the Deaf 2253
Is your child excited about going back to school? Are you looking forward to the new school year? Back to school time brings many new experiences… a new grade, new teachers, new friends and new goals. If your child has trouble with changes in their routine, difficulty learning new things or making friends, September can
On August 7th, the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities had a meeting on Care Coordination. Please watch this video of Commissioner Delaney explaining how care coordination will work.
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
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.
John Robinson lives by what he preaches. His message: “Don’t let your disability stop you from pursuing your dreams whether you want to be a doctor a lawyer or anything else.” Born a congenital amputee, Robinson has faced many challenges, but he is grateful to his friends and family for encouraging him to pursue his
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