Parent Network of WNY provides access to updated community guides and directories available for easy download. 

Acronyms List
A list of common disability related acronyms and their explanations.

Military and Veteran Family Resource Guide

A resource for military and veteran families with children with disabilities, as well as service providers.

The 2017 Support Group Directory
A resource for individuals with disabilities and their families, as well as service providers. To send updates, please download this form and mail to: Parent Network of WNY, 1000 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202.

The 2017 Recreation Directory
A resource of recreation options for individuals with disabilities and their families, as well as service providers. To send updates, please download this form and mail to: Parent Network of WNY, 1000 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202.

The 2017 DDAWNY Guide
This guide is intended to assist individuals, family members, community organizations and school district personnel who are seeking services and community supports to meet the needs of people with developmental disabilities.

WNY Family Support Directory
"The Coalition" Parent AND Professional Partnership: A Work in Progress

The 2016 A-List
Summer Fun for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)



Parent Network of WNY provides informational factsheets available for easy download.
For more information on these topics, please see Information & Resources.

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Assistive Technology

All About Autism
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Oh Behave
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Bullying and Youth With Special Needs

Developmental Disabilities
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Learning Disabilities
An Intro to LD
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Stress and LD
The Emotional Side of LD
Talking About LD 1(To Your Child)
Talking About LD 2(Family and Friends)
LD and Success In Life

Mental Health
Introducation to Mental Health/How to talk About
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Military and Veteran Family Support
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Special Education

The Special Education Process
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504 Plan
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Individualized Education Program (IEP)  Development
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Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meeting
About My Child
New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA)


NYSED Blueprint for improved results for students with disabilities

Changes to the 2016 Grade 3-8 Assessments: What Parents Need to Know
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New York State Education Department - Office of Special Education News & Notes June 2016

Specific Disability

Making Transition Stick
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Preparing Your Child/Young Adult for Work
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)
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Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) Roles and Responsiblilites
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Career Development & Occupational Studies Commencement Credential (CDOS)
Disclosure in a Community Setting
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Family Voices on Transition Experiences in NYS
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What is the "Front Door?"
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Graduation Chart
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Guide to Finding Helpful Resources for NYS Families of Teens & Young Adults with Behavioral Health Challenges
Housing Discrimination and Accomodations for People with Disabilities
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Independent Living Centers
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Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE)
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Navigating Adult Services
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Developmental Disabilities
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Key Terms for Self-Directed, OPWDD Services
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Life Beyond High School
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Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC)
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New York State Commision for the Blind - Vocational Rehabiliation Services
Parent Centers
Postsecondary Disclosure
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Social Security Administration
Soft Skills: The "Other" Skills Needed to Get and Keep a Job!
Ten Transition Tips for Young People with Behavioral Health Challenges in NYS
Transition Timeline
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What is the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)?
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Parent Network of WNY

Parent Network of WNY provides access to forms, newsletters and documents.

Parent Forms
-Committee on Special Education - Referral Letter
-A Parent Checklist - From the Department of Education

PN Newsletters/eNews

-ACCESS - May 2017
-ACCESS - April 2017
-PN Community News - April 2017
-ACCESS - March 2017
-PN Community News - March 2017
-ACCESS - February 2017
-PN Community News - February 2017
-ACCESS - January 2017
-PN Community News - January 2017
-ACCESS - December 2016
-ACCESS - November 2016
-ACCESS - October 2016
-PN Community News - October 2016
-ACCESS - September 2016
-ACCESS - August 2016
-PN Community News - August 2016
-ACCESS - July 2016
-PN Community News - July 2016
-ACCESS - June 2016
-PN Community News - June 2016
-ACCESS - May 2016
-PN Community News - May 2016
-ACCESS - April 2016
-PN Community News - April 2016
-ACCESS - March 2016
-PN Community News - March 2016
-ACCESS - February 2016
-PN Community News - February 2016
-ACCESS - January 2016

HOT TOPICS Newsletter
Parent Network of WNY's monthly newsletter about current topics filled with steps, tips and inspiration.

-HOT TOPICS: Summer Activities - Live, Learn, Work & Play - June 2017
-HOT TOPICS: Military and Veteran Family Program - June 2017
-HOT TOPICS: Dreams & setting goals to reach them - May 2017
-HOT TOPICS: Superintendent Determination of Graduation with a Local Diploma - April 2017
-HOT TOPICS: SSI Benefit and Section 301 - March 2017
-HOT TOPICS: Parent Leadership Program 2017 - February 2017
-HOT TOPICS: Challenging Behavior Tips - October 2016
-HOT TOPICS: Back to School - September 2016
-HOT TOPICS: Assistive Technology - July 2016
-HOT TOPICS: New Graduation Options - June 2016
-HOT TOPICS: Parent Advocacy - April 2016
HOT TOPICS: Parent Leadership Program - March 2016
-HOT TOPICS: Learning Disabilities - Helping Your Child - February 2016

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