Updates

New York State Announces February SNAP Benefits Being Issued Early Due to Federal Government Shutdown

Most New Yorkers Receiving SNAP Will Get Full February Benefits by January 17 The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance today announced that most recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive their full February benefits early, due to the ongoing federal government shutdown. Current SNAP recipients may receive their

Episode 8: CAUSE Program

In this episode, Katie and Laura talk to Kristen Luppino-Gholston, LMSW with the CAUSE program at DAEMEN college. She is the interim director and tells us all about the program! CAUSE- Center for Allied and Unified Sport and Exercise, provides opportunities for persons with disabilities. The program is a collaboration of Daemen College students and

HOT TOPIC! Managing stress, anxiety and family activities during holiday season

Family making snowman

FAMILY ACTIVITIES DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON December is finally here, and it’s truly a wonderful time of year for many of us to enjoy family, good food and friends. If you look at a family video from past holidays, you might see all of these things, plus several meltdowns caught on camera. It can be

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