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ASAWNY Chapter Eventsgoto top
05/30/2015, Saturday
Sensory Friendly Film
TOMORROWLAND
Time: 10 a.m.
 
Location: AMC Maple Ridge 8
Address:4276 Maple Rd, Ste C
 Amherst, NY 14226
 
Cost: $5.50
 
AMC Entertainment and the Autism Society of America have teamed up to bring families affected by autism a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis. With Sensory Friendly Films, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down. You are able to bring your own snacks for special diets. The "Silence is Golden" policy is not enforces. The kids are free to move around and make noise as long as it is safe for everyone. It is a great way to enjoy a movie for anyone, not just people with ASD.
 
For tickets to this unique experience, please visit the theater's box office the day of the event.

Upcoming Screenings:
June 27: Inside Out
July 18: Minions
  
Links :Sensory Friendly Films AMC link



06/04/2015, Thursday
Northtown Parent Support Coffee
Autism Society of WNY
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Sweet Charlottes
Address:10255 Main Street, Suite 9, (Corner of Shisler and Main)
 Clarence, NY 14031
 
Cost: Free
 
Come and have some adult conversation with other parents of special needs children. Be able to sit and relax and have a cup of coffee and chat with other parents.

Sweet Charlotte's is a safe and fun place for kids to play. If you have little ones at home that can play independently while you chat in the same area you are welcome to bring them. Please be considerate and do not bring your child if they are sick.
 
We are asking if you could please RSVP and let us know if you are bringing children and their ages.

RSVP: (716) 633-2275 or info@autismwny.org. Day of event call (716) 352-1512 or 863-4542

Upcoming Coffee Dates: Feb. 5th and March 5th
  
Links :Sweet Charlottes



06/18/2015, Thursday
Southtown Parent Support Group Coffee
Autism Society of WNY
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Sandy Crawford's House
Address:204 Treehaven Rd.
 East Aurora, NY 14052
 
Cost: Free
 
Come and have some adult conversation with other parents of special needs children. Be able to sit and relax and have a cup of coffee and chat with other parents.
 
RSVP: (716) 633-2275 or info@autismwny.org. Day of event call (716 )352-1512.
  





Buffalo NY Areagoto top
05/28/2015, Thursday
DD Day 27th Annual
Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day
Time: 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
 
Location: The Conference Center
Address:101 Old Falls Street
 Niagara Falls, NY 14303
 
Cost: TBD
 
People with developmental disabilities and their families, experts from provider agencies, and local officials will convene to explore the latest issues in the field.

Speakers - Exhibits - Awards
Workshops - Live Entertainment - Parents Corner
 
For more information, visit: www.DDday.org or
Call: (716) 896-2180
  
Links :DD DAY Website



05/28/2015, Thursday
Understanding Special Education
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Erie County Department of Social Services
Address:478 Main Street, Room 610
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
What is special education and where do you start? Utilizing the BPS Parent's Guide participants will learn the steps in the special education process at BPS and learn what to expect at meetings of the Committee on Special Education (CSE) (Preschool-CPSE). Families will learn to be an active part of the process and walk away with resources for the future.
 
RSVP by phone or online:
(716) 332-4170 phone; 1-866-277-4762 toll free; www.parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshops



06/10/2015, Wednesday
Sensory Processing Disorder
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: West Senceca East Middle School
Address:1445 Center Road
 West Seneca, NY 14224
 
Cost: Free
 
Does you child/student seem unsteady and sensitive to sounds and touch? Is a challenging behavior a choice or a simple reaction to what is happening around him/her? Participants will gain an understanding of how the senses work and ways to improve their functions.
 
Call to reserve your spot today!

(716)332-4170 phone; 1-866-277-4762 toll free

www.parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



06/10/2015, Wednesday
Front Door & Self-Directed Services
Parent Network of WNY
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of WNY
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
In this workshop individuals, families and caregivers will learn what OPWDD funded self-directed services are and how they work. Participants develop a basic understanding of creating an initial service plan for the individual with a developmental disability, identify what their responsibilities will be and who they will be working with during the process. Key terms and functions regarding self-directed services like employer and budget authority, start-up broker, support broker and more will be discussed.
 
To register call or go online:
(716) 332-4170 www.parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



06/16/2015, Tuesday
Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of Western New York
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
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.
 
To register by phone: 716-332-4170, toll free 866-277-4762
On-line @ www.parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



06/17/2015, Wednesday
Parent Group
For Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of Western New York/EPIC
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
This 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.
 
R.S.V.P. to Attend: Please call (716) 878-7600 or e-mail: jmertz@kaleidahealth.org
  



06/23/2015, Tuesday
Psychological Testing for Special Education Services
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of Western New York
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
This workshop will focus on basics of psychological testing and how it impacts special education decision making. Participants will learn what is involved in testing and what the results mean for them and their child.
 
RSVP by phone or online:

(716) 332-4170; 1-866-277-4762
www.parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration





WNY Recreation/Therapy/Summer Optionsgoto top
06/29/2015, Monday
Summer MAX @ ASI
Institute for Autism Research @ ASI
Time: Monday's - Friday's 7.5 - 8 hours a day
 
Location: Autism Services, Inc.
Address:124 Elmwood Avenue
 Buffalo, NY 14201
 
Cost: $400
 
Comprehensive Summer Psychosocial Program
- Two Sessions: June 29 - July 31 & July 27 - August 20
- Ages 7 - 12 years old with high functioning ASD.
- Social Skills, face and emotion recognition, interpretation of non-literal language and interest expansion using fun activities in a camp format.
 
Contact: Andrew Shanahan @ Autism Services @ (716) 631-577
  
Links :Institute for Autism Research (IAR)



06/29/2015, Monday
Summer MAX Booster Program
Institute for Autism Research @ Canisius College
Time: 8:50 a.m. - 4:10 p.m. (M-F)
 
Location: Canisius College
Address:2001 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14208
 
Cost: Low Cost
 
- Program Runs: June 29 - July 31
- Ages 7 - 12 years old with high functioning ASD who have participated in prior summerMAX, MAXout, or School MAX programs.
- IAR staff will be conducting studies evaluating characteristics and features of HFASDs and how these features and characteristics effect their functioning.
- Social Skills, face and emotion recognition, interpretation of non-literal language and interest expansion using fun activities in a camp format.
 
Contact: Dr. Marcus Thomeer; thomeerm@canisius.edu or call (716)888-3188
  
Links :Institute for Autism Research (IAR)



06/29/2015, Monday
Summer MAX yc (young children) Program
Institute for Autism Research @ Canisius College
Time: TBA
 
Location: Canisius College
Address:2001 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14208
 
Cost: TBA
 
Comprehensive Summer Psychosocial Program
- Two Sessions: June 29 - July 31; Monday - Friday's
- Ages 4 - 6 years old with high functioning ASD.
- Social Skills, face and emotion recognition, interpretation of non-literal language and interest expansion using fun activities in a camp format.
 
Contact: Dr. Marcus Thomeer; thomeerm@canisius or call (716)888-3188
  
Links :Institute for Autism Research (IAR)



07/06/2015, Monday
Community Connections Summer Program
The Summit Center
Time: 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Monday's - Friday's)
 
Location: Erie Community College-North
Address:6205 Main Street
 Williamsville, NY 14221
 
Cost: $2,100
 
Five week program runs July 6th thru August 7th for children entering grade 1 thru the age 17 with social interaction difficulties related to high functioning autism spectrum disorders or other disabilities.

Community Connections provides children with high functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with 200 hours of intensive training, experience and practice in social, emotional and behavioral skills, allowing them to make friends and learn to better connect with peers, siblings, teachers and parents/caregivers.

Weekly parent sessions provide caregivers with strategies to promote their child's social interactions and extend the gains of the program to other settings.
 
For more information contact:
Alana Eaton: 716-799-8160
  
Links :The Summit Center



07/06/2015, Monday
The Summer Treatment Program (STP)
The Summit Center
Time: 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. (Monday's - Friday's)
 
Location: Erie Community College-North
Address:6205 Main Street
 Williamsville, NY 14221
 
Cost: $2,100
 
Five week program runs July 6th thru August 7th for children and adolescents entering grade 1 thru age 16 with:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Conduct Disorder
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Learning problems, and related behavior problems.

STP is a program for children with ADHD. It is a collection of best practices combining treatments tailored to each child's individual behavioral, academic and social competencies. It consists of 200 hours of direct service to the child and additional hours of direct parent training.
 
For more information contact:
Alana Eaton: 716-799-8160
  
Links :The Summit Center





Webinarsgoto top
06/03/2015, Wednesday
Anxiety & Behavior in ASD with L. Moskowicz, PhD
Autism Research Institute Online Education
Time: 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.
 
Location: Webinar with Dr. Lauren Moskowitz
Address:N/A
 
Cost: Free
 
Lauren Moskowitz, Ph.D., comes to St. John’s University as an Assistant Professor of Psychology. She received her B.S. from Cornell University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Stony Brook University. She completed her internship at NYU Child Study Center and Bellevue Hospital and her postdoctoral fellowship at NYU Child Study Center. Her research focuses on behavioral assessment and intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities (DD) in naturalistic contexts, intervention for parents of children with ASD and DD, and cognitive-behavioral therapy with children and adolescents.
 
Free Certificates of Participation are available upon passing an online quiz for most webinars Some events offer Continuing Education Units and/or Continuing Medical Education credits.
  
Links :ARI - Autism Research Institute Webinars





Slides from some Great Presentationsgoto top
12/31/2015, Thursday
Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D.; A Fresh Look At Autism
Slides from the April 2015 Conference - Part 1
Time: Anytime
 
Location: N/A
Address:N/A
 N/A
 
Cost: Free
 
Here are the slides from our spring conference with Dr. Herbert.
  
Downloads :Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D Slides from 4/2015 Part 1



12/31/2015, Thursday
Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D.; A Fresh Look At Autism
Slides from the April 2015 Conference - Part 2
Time: Anytime
 
Location: N/A
Address:N/A
 N/A
 
Cost: Free
 
Here are the slides from Part 2 of Dr. Herbert's presentation.
  
Downloads :Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D Slides from 4/2015 Part 2





Dunkirk/Jamestown Areagoto top
06/03/2015, Wednesday
Healthy Choices for Picky Eaters
The Resource Center
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
 
Location: The Resource Center
Address:200 Dunham Avenue (Old Celoron-School Building)
 Jamestown, NY 14701
 
Cost: Free
 
The Resource Center (TRC) and Chautauqua Opportunities Incorporated (COI) collaboratively offers a monthly parent/caregiver support group connecting and supporting families of individuals with special needs of all ages. They offer support, information, professional speakers, and presentations n topics pertaining to parents and caregivers in Chautauqua County.
 
Deadline date to RSVP: June 1, 2015.
Contact: Tess Kerzner 716-661-1057
  



06/10/2015, Wednesday
Healthy Choices for Picky Eaters
Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
 
Location: Chautauqua Opportunities, Connections North Building
Address:10825 Bennett Road
 Dunkirk, NY 14048
 
Cost: Free
 
The Resource Center (TRC) and Chautauqua Opportunities Incorporated (COI) collaboratively offers a monthly parent/caregiver support group connecting and supporting families of individuals with special needs of all ages. They offer support, information, professional speakers, and presentations n topics pertaining to parents and caregivers in Chautauqua County.
 
Deadline date to RSVP: May 8, 2015
Contact: Amber Burkholder 716-366-8176
  





Niagara Countygoto top
05/27/2015, Wednesday
What To Do About Challenging Behavior in the Home and Community
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Hillside Children's Center
Address:66 Steven Street
 Lockport, NY 14094
 
Cost: Free
 
Parenting is a full time job with many daily challenges. As parents we teach our children what is the right thing to do and what they should not do.  The purpose of this workshop is to help parents recognize the early signs of conflict and implement strategies that can manage the conflict in a proactive way and prevent the conflict from turning into a full blown storm.
 
To register phone 716-332-4170, 866-277-4762 toll free, or on-line www.parentnetworkwny.org.
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration