• 30May

    What is Self Direction?

    Community Event  |  Developmental Disability  |  Chautauqua

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 10 am–12 pm

    Self-direction gives you flexibility to choose the mix of supports and services that are right for you so you can live the life you want. With self-direction, YOU choose your services, the staff and organizations that provide them, and a schedule that works best for YOU.  Join this Self Direction information session to learn more about this service.

  • 31May

    Curious About Becoming a Foster or Adoptive Parent? Information Session

    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Erie

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 6–8 pm

    Would you make a difference in the life of a child?  Free information session for potential foster and adoptive parents.

  • 1Jun

    2017 Western Region Self Advocacy Conference

    Community Event  |  Advocacy,Developmental Disability 

    Thursday, June 1, 3 pm–Friday, June 2, 2017 3 pm

    This year’s conference has a fantastic line up of self advocate-led workshops and speakers, and opportunities to meet and network with self advocates and self advocacy supporters from across the region.

  • 2Jun

    Au-Some Aquarium

    Community Event  |  Developmental Disability,Autism  |  Niagara

    Friday, June 2, 2017, 6–8 pm

    Special evenings dedicated to providing a safe, supportive and sensory friendly environment where families with autism and other special healthcare needs can meet, learn and have fun together. Families will enjoy a touch tank, a sea lion show, art activities, gluten-free snacks and information provided by community resource specialists.

  • 5Jun

    Parent Group for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Support Group  |  Autism  |  Niagara

    Monday, June 5, 2017, 6:30–8 pm

    PURPOSE: Provide a welcoming environment for parents and other caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders to meet, share experiences, ask questions and receive support.

  • 6Jun

    Spectrum Theatre Program

    Community Event  |  Autism  |  Niagara

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 5–7 pm

    Group acting exercises that build social skills.  Individual excercises that develop confidence and problem solving sills.  a free, open final performance showcasing students' work.

  • 7Jun

    Gay Straight Alliance

    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Niagara

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6–7:30 pm

    Are you between the ages of 14 – 19 and identify as: lesbian? Gay? Bi? Transgender? Not Sure? An Ally*?

  • 7Jun

    Individualized Education Program

    Workshop  |  Special Education  |  Erie

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6–8 pm

    Every child receiving special education services has an Individualized Education Program (IEP). What is it? Who writes it? What does individualized mean? In this workshop participants will learn about the parts of an IEP, receive tips and tools to become more involved in the planning process.

  • 8Jun

    MSC Informed Choice

    Workshop  |  Professionals (WNYI)  |  Erie

    Thursday, June 8, 2017, 9 am–4 pm

    Informed Choice: Service Coordinators play a critical role in helping individuals with developmental disabilities make informed choices about services.  In this workshop participants will learn how to help individuals make the best decisions based upon all available information.

  • 8Jun

    Preparing for High School

    Workshop  |  Transition  |  Niagara

    Thursday, June 8, 2017, 3–5 pm

    Beginning at age 15, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is required to provide a section for the student’s future called a transition plan.  Participants will develop an understanding of graduation requirements and the transition process by focusing on identifying the student’s interests, strengths and needs for all areas of life.


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