Updates

NYSED Parent Dashboard

NYSED Parent Dashboard NYSED is gathering feedback from parents and stakeholders to guide the work of developing the Parent Dashboard. NYSED will use this feedback to identify the data that is most useful to parents and the public. Please distribute this five-minute survey which will inform us how we can make the Parent Dashboard as useful as

Episode 9: Court Working with Educators and the Community

***disclaimer:  Some gang references included and community violence.*** In this week’s episode Laura and Katie speak with Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn. This interview helps to clarify the role of District Attorney Flynn in our community and what his prosecution of an individual with a disability can look like. He offers some insight

Accessible Academics!

We have BIG transition news to share with you! A new non-profit agency in WNY is currently expanding and seeking new students for the Fall 2019 semester! Accessible Academics is to provide transition support exclusively to students with varying abilities who are seeking a credit or certificate bearing post-secondary education. With the help of this

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