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DIRECTORIES

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

Acronym 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 2018 Support Group Directory
A resource for individuals with disabilities and their families, as well as service providers.  To add your group to the directory or to change your listing, please fill in this form.

Family Support Services Directory of Program
The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) Region 1 Western – Family Support Services Directory of Programs

The 2019 Recreation Directory
A resource of recreation options for individuals with disabilities and their families, as well as service providers. To send updates, please fill out this form.

The 2019 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

PARENT NETWORK FACT SHEETS

Parent Network of WNY provides informational fact sheets available for easy download. For more information on these topics, please see About.

Parent Network of WNY
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SUPPORT AND SERVICES FACT SHEETS

Parent Network of WNY provides informational fact sheets available for easy download. For more information on these topics, please see Support and Services.

Assistive Technology

General Sheet
English

Assistive Technology for Transition-Aged Students with Disabilities
English  |  Spanish

Military and Veteran Family Support

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
English

Special Education

504 Plan
English  |  Spanish  |  Karen  |  Somali  |  Arabic  |  Burmese  |  Nepali  |  Bengali

Individualized Education Program (IEP)  Development
English  |  Spanish  |  Karen  |  Somali  |  Arabic  |  Burmese  |  Nepali   |  Somali

Questions to Consider
English  |  Spanish  |  Arabic  |  Burmese  |  Karen  |  Nepali  |  Somali

About My Child
English  |  Spanish  |  Arabic  |  Burmese  |  Karen  |  Nepali  |  Somali

Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meeting
English

The Special Education Process
English  |  Spanish  |  Karen  |  Arabic  |  Burmese  |  Nepali   |  Somali

About Me
English  |  Spanish  |  Arabic  |  Burmese  |  Karen  |  Nepali  |  Somali

New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA)
English

Transition

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)
English  |  Spanish

Business Etiquette
English  |  Spanish

Career Development & Occupational Studies Commencement Credential (CDOS)
English

Developmental Disabilities
English  |  Spanish

Financial Well-Being for People with Disabilities
English  |  Spanish

Housing Discrimination and Accommodations for People with Disabilities
English   |  Spanish

Key Terms for Self-Directed, OPWDD Services
English  |  Spanish

Money Management Basics
English   |   Spanish

Parent Centers
English

Promoting Self-Advocacy
English   |   Spanish

Social Security Administration
English

Supported Decision Making
English  |  Spanish

Transition Timeline
English  |  Spanish

Transition on the Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
English  |  Spanish

What is the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)?
English  |  Spanish

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) Roles and Responsibilities
English  |  Spanish

Career Plan in New York State
English  |  Spanish

Care Coordination
English  |  Spanish

Disclosure in a Community Setting
English  |  Spanish

Graduation Chart
English  |  Spanish

How to Talk to Your Child About Their Disability
English  |  Spanish

Independent Living Centers
English  |  Spanish

Life Beyond High School
English  |  Spanish

Navigating Adult Services
English  |  Spanish

Postsecondary Disclosure
English  |  Spanish

Soft Skills: The “Other” Skills Needed to Get and Keep a Job!
English  |  Spanish

Ten Transition Tips for Young People with Behavioral Health Challenges in NYS
English  |  Spanish

Turning 18 Safely in the Community
English  |  Spanish

What is the “Front Door?”
English  |  Spanish

What to Expect When Applying for ACCES-VR
English  |  Spanish

Are Young Men with Disabilities Required to Register for the Selective Service (military draft)?
English Spanish

Assistive Technology for Transition-Aged Students with Disabilities
English  |  Spanish

College Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
English  |  Spanish

Exercise Your Right to Vote
English  |  Spanish

Family Voices on Transition Experiences in NYS
English  |  Spanish

Guide to Finding Helpful Resources for NYS Families of Teens & Young Adults with Behavioral Health Challenges
English  |  Spanish

How to Write an Email
English  |  Spanish

Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE)
English  |  Spanish

Making Transition Stick
English  |  Spanish  |  Karen  |  Somali  | Arabic  |  Burmese  |  Nepali

New York State Commission for the Blind – Vocational Rehabilitation Services
English

Preparing Your Child/Young Adult for Work
English

Steps to Obtaining Accommodations in College
English  |  Spanish

What is Work-based Learning (WBL)?
English  |  Spanish

RESOURCE LIBRARY FACT SHEETS

Parent Network of WNY provides informational fact sheets available for easy download. For more information on these topics, please see Resource Library.

Advocacy

General
English  |  Spanish  |  Karen  |  Somali  |  Arabic  |  Burmese  |  Nepali

Bullying

Bullying and Youth With Special Needs
English  |  Spanish  |  Arabic  |  Burmese  |  Karen  |  Nepali  |  Somali

Mental Health

Introduction to Mental Health/How to talk About
English  |  Spanish  |  Karen  |  Somali  |  Arabic  |  Burmese  |  Nepali

Autism

All About Autism
English  |  Spanish  |  Karen  |  Somali  |  Arabic  |  Burmese  |  Nepali

Developmental Disabilities

Developmental Disabilities
English  |  Spanish

Specific Disability

Specific Disability
English

Behavior

Oh Behave
English  |  Spanish  |  Karen  |  Somali  |  Arabic  |  Burmese  | Nepali

Learning Disabilities

An Intro to LD
English  |  Spanish  |  Karen  |  Somali  |  Arabic  |  Burmese  |  Nepali

Stress and LD
English

The Emotional Side of LD
English

Talking About LD 1 (To Your Child)
English

LD and Success In Life
English

Talking About LD 2 (Family and Friends)
English