Family & Caregiver Groups

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Family & Caregiver Groups

Parent Network of WNY offers free family & caregiver groups that provide a welcoming environment for parents and other caregivers of young people with autism or developmental disabilities to meet, share experiences, ask questions, learn about available resources and receive support.

Please contact 716/332-4175 or support@parentnetworkwny.org for more information.

Download the list of Parent Network Family & Caregiver Groups

talking bubble graphicFamily & Caregiver Group – Dunkirk/Fredonia
Meets once a month on Wednesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Western New York DDSO. This group is open to caregivers of young people with developmental disabilities.  Download flyer here

talking bubble graphicFamily & Caregiver Group: On The Go
An online group for families and caregivers of people with developmental disabilities living at home, approved for OPWDD Services. There are both day and evening sessions.  Download Day Session Flyer / Download Evening Session Flyer

Allegany County Family Support Group – For Caregivers of Children with Developmental Disabilities
talking bubble graphicMeets once a month on Monday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Alfred State Wellsville Campus Pioneer Student Union. This group is open to caregivers of young people with developmental disabilities. Childcare is available at this location with prior registration. Please download the flyer for more details on the group, childcare and dates of meetings.

Family & Caregiver – Buffalo Autism Group
puzzle pieces graphicThis group is in collaboration with The Children’s Guild Autism Center at Oishei Children’s Hospital. Meets once a month on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Aspire Building in Cheektowaga.Childcare is available at this location with registration the Friday before the meeting. Please download the flyer for more details on the group and dates of meetings.

Family & Caregiver Group for Parents with Teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders
puzzle pieces graphicThis group is in collaboration with The Children’s Guild Autism Center at Oishei Children’s Hospital. All caregivers of teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorders are welcome to attend, but the group is geared towards parents of teenagers who may be transitioning to higher education, employment and/or independent living. A group for teens with Asperger’s is available at the same time with prior registration. Meets once a month on Thursday from 6:00-7:30 pm at Wegman’s Café on Amherst St. in Buffalo. A light dinner will be served. For more information on the group and dates of meetings, please download the flyer.

puzzle pieces graphicFamily & Caregiver – Niagara Autism Group
Meets once a month on Mondays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Empower Children’s Academy. Childcare is available at this location with prior registration. Please download the flyer for more details on the group, childcare and dates of meetings.

talking bubble graphicFamily & Caregiver Group – DDAWNY for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities
Childcare is available at this location.  This group meets once a month on Tuesdays from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm at Aspire in Cheektowaga.  Download the flyer for more details on the meeting dates.

Upcoming Family & Caregiver Groups