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! Our September 24 workshop, “Effective Communication: Helping Families and Professionals Work Together” will clarify your role in the special education process, communication challenges, and introduce tools for collaboration. The next workshop on October 1, “What is Special Education?” will inform

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

Parent Network Pod

Parent Network of WNY launched their own podcast titled, “Parent Network Pod!” The podcast providing professionals and parents of individuals with disabilities the information they need whenever and wherever they need it. “We want people to be able to access this information from anywhere,” said Laura, podcast co-host. “The podcast is like having an expert

Episode Four: All About IEPs

  Individualized Education Plans are a very powerful tool. Katie explains the ins and outs of IEP process, the different parts of the document, and how to use your student’s IEP to improve her/his educational outcomes. Visit parentnetworkwny.org,for fact sheets and webinars. Materials were referenced from understood.org. Written and produced by Parent Network of WNY,

Episode Three:  Effective Communication With Your Professional Team at School

  It makes a difference when a parent or caregiver can connect and relate with the professionals that are involved with their child’s day-to-day routine. Have you ever wondered how to make this happen? We talk about the study from John Hopkins University: For Students to Succeed, Family Engagement is Key The benefits are wonderful

Episode Two:  My Child Has a Disability. Now What?

  Where do we start? How do I access resources? What do all these acronyms mean? We’re here to help you start your journey and give you a sturdy foundation of understanding. 13 Classification Fact Sheet, Special Education Workshop and several other free webinars available on www.parentnetworkwny.org Many helpful resources including “Understanding Special Education” available