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  • Cartoon in the works featuring heroes with disabilities

    Parent Network News

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    There is a new cartoon in the works for kids with disabilities.  It’s called “Team Supreme.” Each member has an individual superpower, and it’s tied to their disability.

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  • How to Become a More Positive Person in 21 Days

    Parent Network News

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Research shows that one of the most important secrets to a happy life is to relish the many small moments that bring delight-ones you may not even notice.

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  • Transition Age Youth and Mental Health Resources

    Parent Network News

    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Recently Parent Network had the honor and privilege to host a Webinar for New York State Transition Partners on Transition Age Youth and Mental Health Resources. Our guest speaker was Karl Shallowhorn, Director of Community Advocacy for the Mental Health Association of Erie County and Compeer Buffalo.

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  • Happy Mother's Day

    Parent Network News

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Mothers help to teach us what’s important in life – like unconditional love.  If there is a mother, grandmother, aunt or other special woman in your life who you’d like to honor in a very special and loving way this year, we have the perfect idea!

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  • Best Buddies to take football field at Buffalo State for a special game

    Parent Network News

    Monday, May 8, 2017

    Dozens of SUNY Buffalo State students in recent months have joined people with intellectual or developmental disabilities to walk the campus, grab lunch or take in a movie. This weekend, they'll play flag football.

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  • Being Socially Awkward Is Actually Awesome, According to Science

    Parent Network News

    Monday, May 8, 2017

    Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues at Oxford University have found that awkward individuals have an unusually intense focus, which gravitates toward interests governed by rules, such as those of logic or math.

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  • Sow It Now Health & Fitness

    Parent Network News

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Josh & Friends a part of Sow It Now Health & Fitness has moved!

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  • Hot Topic! Superintendent Determination of Graduation with a Local Diploma

    Parent Network News

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    A new graduation option is available for students with disabilities who, because of their disability, are unable to demonstrate proficiency (passing) even with testing accommodations, on one or more of the other three Regents examinations required for graduation.

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  • Special Education Often An Uphill Battle For Military Families

    Parent Network News

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    When Navy Capt. Cassidy Norman was assigned executive officer of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, he and his wife, Michelle, were relieved. His career path was taking them back to Virginia Beach — where they’d lived before and knew to be a good fit for their daughter with severe disabilities.

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  • Understanding My Son on the Autism Spectrum When He Doesn't Use Words to Communicate

    Parent Network News

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    My son and his classmates made their way from the doors of the school to the playground where parents gather to pick them up. My son let out a little groan and whine, which is almost always a prelude to tears.

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