Advocacy

Overview

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.

• Your child has the right to a free and appropriate public school education.
• You have a right to be a part of every decision regarding your child’s education, including the process of finding out if your child needs special services.
• You should familiarize yourself with your child’s rights. These rights are federally mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
• You know your child best, and your input should be considered at every opportunity.


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  • 31May

    Curious About Becoming a Foster or Adoptive Parent? Information Session

    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Erie

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 6–8 pm

    Would you make a difference in the life of a child?  Free information session for potential foster and adoptive parents.

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  • 1Jun

    2017 Western Region Self Advocacy Conference

    Community Event  |  Advocacy,Developmental Disability 

    Thursday, June 1, 3 pm–Friday, June 2, 2017 3 pm

    This year’s conference has a fantastic line up of self advocate-led workshops and speakers, and opportunities to meet and network with self advocates and self advocacy supporters from across the region.

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  • 7Jun

    Gay Straight Alliance

    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Niagara

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6–7:30 pm

    Are you between the ages of 14 – 19 and identify as: lesbian? Gay? Bi? Transgender? Not Sure? An Ally*?

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  • 15Jun

    Ask the Advocate

    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Cattaraugus

    Thursday, June 15, 2017, 6–7:30 pm

    Do you have questions or concerns about your child’s special education program?

    An educational advocate will be available to speak individually with parents or family members to answer questions and offer ideas for you to address your concerns.

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  • 20Jun

    Ask the Advocate

    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Cattaraugus

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 12:30–1:30 pm

    Do you have questions or concerns about your child’s special education program?

    An educational advocate will be available to speak individually with parents or family members to answer questions and offer ideas for you to address your concerns.

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  • 21Jun

    Ask the Advocate

    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Cattaraugus

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 6:30–7:30 pm

    Do you have questions or concerns about your child’s special education program?

    An educational advocate will be available to speak individually with parents or family members to answer questions and offer ideas for you to address your concerns.

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  • 30Jun

    Family Peer Support Group

    Community Event  |  Advocacy,Behavior,Developmental Disability  |  Cattaraugus

    Friday, June 30, 2017, 6–7:30 pm

    Empowering families in a positive environment.  All parents in the community are invited to attend monthly meetings that begin with a family-style pizza dinner.

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  • 12Jul

    Gay Straight Alliance

    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Niagara

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 6–7:30 pm

    Are you between the ages of 14 – 19 and identify as: lesbian? Gay? Bi? Transgender? Not Sure? An Ally*?

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  • 22Jul

    Disability Pride Parade & Festival

    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Erie

    Saturday, July 22, 2017, 10:30 am

    Western New York Organizations invite you to join us to celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act and Disability Pride with FREE food, fun, and games will be provided. We look forward to having you celebrate with us!

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  • 28Jul

    Family Peer Support Group

    Community Event  |  Advocacy,Behavior,Developmental Disability  |  Cattaraugus

    Friday, July 28, 2017, 6–7:30 pm

    Empowering families in a positive environment.  All parents in the community are invited to attend monthly meetings that begin with a family-style pizza dinner.

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