Information & Resources

  • 1-on-1 Support

    Do you have concerns about how your child is developing and learning? If you have concerns about your child walking, talking, behaving, understanding and learning. If your child has a diagnosed or suspected disability. We can help!

  • Advocacy

    Getting involved in your child’s education is among the most important things you can do to make sure that your child gets the support he or she needs throughout their school career.

  • Assistive Technology

    Assistive technology (AT) is any kind of technology, tool, device or service that can be used to enhance the functional independence of a person with a disability. For some people with disabilities, accomplishing daily tasks such as talking with friends, working, going to school or participating inmore

  • Behavior

    Challenging Behavior can be any repeated pattern of behavior or perception of behavior and may make it difficult to learn, cause harm to the child or others or isolate a child from his or her peers.

  • Bullying

    Bullying is a form of pushy behavior used to cause harm and usually happens over and over. A child is picked on by one or more children with repeated negative actions over a period of time. These are intentional attempts to cause discomfort or injury and can include name-calling, making faces,more

  • Developmental Disability

    Developmental disabilities (DD) are specific disorders that may occur anytime from before a baby’s birth, up until the age of 22. A developmental disability may take different forms. A developmental disability condition may cause a child to develop more slowly all along, or to have physicalmore

  • Jim Kelly / Parent Network Scholarship

    The Jim Kelly Parent Network scholarship has been created to help by providing a scholarship to cover registration fees and/or additional costs that allows youth with disabilities and their family to get the information they need to better care for themselves and learn to advocate (speak up) formore

  • Learning Disabilities

    If your child is struggling in school and you aren’t sure why, a learning disability may be the cause. Think of it as a gap between what you would expect from your child and what she can actually do. Sometimes known as invisible disabilities, learning disabilities affect how a person’smore

  • Mental Health

    A mental illness is a medical condition that may change a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. A person may not be able to cope with ordinary demands of life. All ages, race, religions and income levels can be affected. There are severalmore

  • Military and Veteran Families

    One in ten military children has a special educational or health care need. Do you know where to go for support? 

  • Neurological

    A neurological disorder is any disorder of the body nervous system. Structural, biochemical or electrical abnormalities in the brain, spinal cord or other nerves can result in a range of symptoms.

  • Parent Leadership

    The Parent Leadership Program is for parents of children with disabilities. This program prepares parents for leadership roles to better advocate within the educational system for their own children and as parent leaders in the community.

  • Professionals (WNYI)

    The mission of the WNY Institute is to provide the highest quality education, skill development and information services to enhance the lives of persons with disabilities and the performance of organizations supporting them.


    Promise is a research initiative developed to improve transition-to-adulthood outcomes for eligible youth who receive supplemental security income (SSI) in Western New York. 

  • Special Education

    Does your child have trouble learning? Is your child having difficulties in school that are getting in the way of their learning? Talk to your child’s teacher or other professionals in the school who can help decide what support might be needed. After all the classroom supports have beenmore

  • Specific Disability

    Over a billion people live with some form of disability. Information about the different disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth can be complicated. We offer information on the full spectrum of disabilities in children, including developmental delays, learning disabilities and raremore

  • Transition

    Transition is a coordinated set of activities to assist a student with a disability move smoothly from school to post-school activities. Post-school activities cover the areas of live, learn, work and play.

  • Youth Empowerment

    Wondering where your next step is in life? Want to be part of changing people’s lives, and learn how to reach to your goals? Then you are in the right place! Here you will find information about being a self-advocate, types of work, going to college, getting around and different kinds ofmore

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