Hot Topic! Gala & Parent Network Leaders

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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

Erie County Department of Social Services Announces Fatherhood Connection

Father with daughter on his back

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

Do You Want to Have an Impact on Disability Legislation?

NYS Partners in Policymaking® is the premier learning and leadership experience for people with developmental disabilities and families. Our state-of-the-art personalized learning approach equips Partners with the knowledge, networks and confidence needed to shape and influence important issues affecting disability policy. As a Partners in Policymaking® graduate, you can: Join a network of skilled, like

The Roadmap to Self-Direction: Exploring Options, Creating Opportunities

In the Driver’s Seat believes that Self-Directed Services offer people with developmental disabilities and their families the opportunity to map out their future and be in control of their own lives.  We provide tools and resources to effectively navigate and utilize Self-Directed Services so that now YOU are In the Driver’s Seat. Please join them on Saturday, June 4th for a

HOT TOPIC: Parent Leadership Program

Do you have a loved one with special needs? Would you like help…      to make a difference for children and youth with disabilities?                  to learn more than the basics?                             to connect with other parents giving and receiving support?  Parent Network is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for

Early Intervention Partners Training Project

The NYS Department of Health’s Bureau of Early Intervention and the Family Initiative Coordination Services Project at Just Kids are sponsoring an Early Intervention Partners Training Project in the Western Region this spring.  The Early Intervention Partners Training Project is for parents of infants and toddlers with disabilities currently receiving early intervention services in Allegany,