Disability intersects with every identity.

The Parent Network of Western New York is committed to advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Disability intersects with every identity, which is why Parent Network of Western New York is committed to advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Parent Network of WNY embraces diversity and inclusiveness as core values in achieving its mission. Parent Network of WNY is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive environment where differences of opinions, beliefs, and values are sought, listened to, respected, and valued. Diversity encompasses a wide range of human abilities and perspectives. 

(including but not limited to language, culture, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, and socioeconomic status)

We created this page to provide resources to move the needle forward in justice and equality in the special education system.  

The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

Diversity and Inclusion

LGBTQ:

GLAAD – Stories and resources from the LGBTQ community that accelerate acceptance.

Glys WNY – A safe and positive environment for LGBTQ+ youth to learn more about themselves through peer interaction and educational experiences.

Office of Children and Family Services – Resources for LGBTQ youth, parents, adult caregivers, and professionals. 

Pride Center of Western New York – Support for LGTBQ+ and youth. 

Ethnicity/Race:

Center for Racial Justice in Education – Trainings, consultations, and in-depth partnerships for educators.

Disabilities:

Center for Self-Advocacy – Helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities work and advocate within their community.

Disabilities Rights New York – Free legal services and resources for people with disabilities. 

Self-Advocacy Association of NYS (SANYS) – Speaking up for people with developmental disabilities 

Bullying:

Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention – Focus on bullying abuse, understanding bullying, and preventing bullying.  

Committee for Children – Bullying prevention resources for educators and families. 

Cyberbullying – Facts and resources on cyberbullying for students, parents, and educators. 

Edutopia – Resources to fight bullying and harassment at school. 

Pacer – National Bullying Prevention Center 

Stop Bullying – Bullying and youth with disabilities and special health needs.

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