Updates

OPWDD to Host Regional Forums on Managed Care: The Future of Supports

The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is holding the first of many public forums for people they support and their families across New York State to provide information and answer questions regarding their evolution to managed care. This is also an opportunity for you to share with OPWDD what matters most to you

Funding Available to Help Families Attend Special Events & Conferences

The Jim Kelly Scholarship Program Parent Network of WNY, in conjunction with the Kelly for Kids Foundation, are pleased to provide a scholarship program for families/caregivers of individuals with disabilities, as well as self-advocates, to attend special events and conferences that have a cost associated with them. The scholarship program will provide funding to assist

Trailer: Inclusive Classrooms in a School Setting

Inclusive Classrooms and what parents need to know. Diane will talk about how a parent can collaborate with teachers and professionals at school to increase advocacy and self-advocacy for their children in the school setting. Written and produced by Parent Network of WNY, podcast engineering by Daniel Vander Kooy and music is Morning Mandolin by

Episode Five: What Inclusion Means in a School Setting

Today Katie and Laura speak to Diana Vigrass. She talks to us about Inclusive Classrooms and what parents need to know. Diane will talk about how a parent can collaborate with teachers and professionals at school to increase advocacy and self-advocacy for their children in the school setting. What can we say or do especially

Chautauqua County Check Out These Opportunities Near You!

Parent Network of WNY is proud to announce their workshops and family and caregiver group in Chautauqua County! The workshop on November 5, “Understanding the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Process” will inform you about the development of the IEP, about your role in the process, and how to be an active participant in the creation of the

Niagara County Workshops and Family and Caregiver Group!

Parent Network of WNY is proud to offer a Family and Caregiver group and workshops in your area this fall! Our family and caregiver group provides a welcoming environment for parents and other caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders to meet, share experiences, ask questions and receive support. This group meets once a month on

Allegany County Workshop Series and Family and Caregiver Group

A free, three workshop series tackling subjects on disabilities such as bullying, sexuality, and graduation requirements to be held in Wellsville, NY. The next workshop titled, Sexuality and Students with Disabilities: How to Have a more Comfortable Conversation, will be held Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This informational series will be hosted at the Allegany ARC Rehabilitation