Getting involved in your child’s education is among the most important things you can do to make sure that your child gets the support he or she needs throughout their school career.

  • Your child has the right to a free and appropriate public school education.
  • You have a right to be a part of every decision regarding your child’s education, including the process of finding out if your child needs special services.
  • You should familiarize yourself with your child’s rights. These rights are federally mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
  • You know your child best, and your input should be considered at every opportunity.

Youth Empowerment

We welcome youth with disabilities and their abilities!
Wondering where your next step is in life? Want to be part of changing people’s lives, and learn how to reach to your goals? Then you are in the right place! Here you will find information about being a self-advocate, types of work, going to college, getting around and different kinds of social activities.

  • Youth Empowerment – Designed for youth and young adults to share their own experiences and how they’ve coped, feel empowered by learning about topics that directly affect them and their friends, and find resources to help them conquer the challenges they face affecting their mental health.
  • Youth Empowerment Project – YEP Engages young people through community-based education, mentoring, employment readiness, and enrichment programming to help them develop skills and strengthen ties to family and community.

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Parent Network of WNY
1021 Broadway Street
Buffalo, NY 14212

Contact Us

Family Support Lines:
English – 716-332-4170
Espanol – 716-449-6394
Toll Free – 866-277-4762