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11/13/2014, 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
  
Links :Sweet Charlottes



11/20/2014, 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 email info@autismwny.org. Day of event call (716) 352-1512.
  



11/29/2014, Saturday
Sensory Friendly Film
Home
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.

Upcoming:
December 13 - Paddington
 
For tickets to this unique experience, please visit the theater's box office the day of the event.
  
Links :Sweet Charlottes



12/31/2014, Wednesday
Autism Society WNY Chapter FACEBOOK Page
Check it out anytime
Time: Anytime
 
Location: From your computer
Address:tablet
 or phone
 
Cost: Free
 
Check out our Facebook page now available. To access our Facebook Page, follow link below or search for "Autism Society WNY Chapter" from Facebook. We will post our events as well as share other events in the area. We will also share information and post from other Autism organizations that we feel you should know about. We will try to share what we feel is important without an overwhelming number of posts.
 
Please like us on Facebook
  
Links :Autism Society WNY New Facebook Page





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11/01/2014, Saturday
Self-Directed Services
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
 
Location: The Pieters Family Life Center
Address:1025 Commons Way
 Rochester, NY 14623
 
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 this process. Learn what terms like employer and budget authority, and roles like start-up broker, support broker, and more will play in Self-Directed Services.
 
RSVP by phone, email or online:

(716) 332-4170; info@parentnetworkwny.org; www.parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



11/03/2014, Monday
Sensory Processing Disorder and Behavior Interventions
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Wheatfield Community Center
Address:2790 Church Road
 North Tonawanda, NY 14120
 
Cost: FREE
 
Does your child/student seem unsteady, uncoordinated 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.
 
Register online at www.parentnetworkwny.org or call 716-332-4170 or 1-866-277-4762.
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



11/03/2014, Monday
Front Door & Self-Directed Services
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Clarence High School
Address:9625 Main Street - Conference Room C (East Annex)
 Clarence, NY 14031
 
Cost: FREE
 
What are Self-Directed Services and How do Self Directed Services work?
Are Self Directed Services right for me and my family?

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.
 
Call to reserve your spot today!! (716) 332-4170 phone; 1-866-277-4762 toll free www.parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



11/03/2014, Monday
Conversations on Learning Disabilities: IEP Strategies
Parent Network of WNY Workshop Series
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of WNY
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
Using your child with LD's strengths to create empowering strategies and meet IEP goals.
With Dr. Mindy Scirri, Learning (Disability) Specialist and Assistant Professor of Education at Daemen College.

*Bring your child's IEP to begin brainstorming actual strategies.
 
Upcoming Monday Evenings:

Positively Supporting your child in the areas of:

11/10 Reading and Writing
11/17 Homework and Project Completion
11/24 Ability to Handle Stress
12/08 Ability to Get Along with Peers

RSVP: 716-332-4170 plk@parentnetwokwny.org Attention: Peg Kovach
  
Links :Parent Network of Western New York
 Parent Network Workshop Registration



11/04/2014, Tuesday
Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Buffalo Public Schools Series
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Neighborhood Health Center (North West location)
Address:155 Lawn Avenue
 Buffalo, NY
 
Cost: Free
 
This workshop is provided in collaboration with Parent Network of WNY and the Buffalo Public Schools Special Education Department, following the BPS mission of "Putting Children and Families first, to ensure high academic achievement for all."
 
Register:
Call, email or go online to register today: www.parentnetworkwny.org
(716) 332-4170 or plk@parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network of Western New York



11/04/2014, Tuesday
Pathways to Graduation (Bemus Point)
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 
Location: Bemus Point CSD
Address:3980 Dutch Hollow Road
 Bemus Point, NY 14712
 
Cost: Free
 
What does it mean to get a Regents diploma? A local diploma? A SACC? What can you do? What can you not do? How much effort does it take? Can your child to the work? This workshop explores the options, and outlines the updates to NYS regulations.
 
Register online:
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



11/05/2014, Wednesday
Surviving the Holidays and Other Special Occasions
Summit Educational Resources
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Summit Central
Address:150 Stahl Road
 Getzville, NY 14068
 
Cost: Free
 
Tips for traveling, staying busy during school breaks, encountering new situations, participating in family traditions, and more. Perhaps this is your first holiday season with your child's diagnosis. How to tell family and friends about Autism and Developmental Disabilities.
 
To register: www.summited.org/workshops

For questions, contact Vicki Knapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D.: 629-3449 or vknapp@summited.org

*Respite is available for individuals who are OPWDD eligible.
To register for respite during a presentation, please call Beverly Hill at 799-8137.
  
Links :Summit Educational Resources Parent Workshop Series



11/06/2014, Thursday
MSC-Core
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of WNY
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: $60.00
 
MSC Core NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) mandated training for new Service Coordinators. This training must be completed within six (6) months of employment as an MSC. The Participant Manual for this training is available on the NYS OPDD website and must be brought to the training ($60.00 fee).
 
Check: Parent network of WNY
Note: MSC CORE
Mail to : Parent Network c/o Peg Kovach
1000 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



11/10/2014, Monday
Conversations on Learning Disabilities: Reading and Writing Skills
Parent Network of WNY Workshop Series
Time: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of WNY
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
Positively supporting you child with LD"s reading and writing skills.
With Dr. Mindy Scirri, Learning (Disability) Specialist and Assistant Professor of Education at Daemen College and Sylvia Gugino President of the WNY Chapter of the International Dyslexia Association.
 
Upcoming Monday Evenings:
Positively Supporting your child in the areas of:

11/17 Homework and Project Completion
11/24 Ability to Handle Stress
12/8 Ability to Get Along with Peers

RSVP: 716-332-4170 plk@parentnetwokwny.org Attention: Peg Kovach
  
Links :Parent Network of Western New York
 Parent Network Workshop Registration



11/12/2014, 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
  



11/14/2014, Friday
Au-Some Evenings
Explore & More Children's Museum
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Explore & More Children's Museum
Address:300 Gleed Street
 East Aurora, NY 14052
 
Cost: No cost to families and children.
 
The second Friday of the month, Au-Some Evenings give children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, their friends and family an opportunity to play and learn together in an understanding and supportive environment. Children will have access to the museum and Imagination Playground blocks for more physically active play. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
 
Space is limited so reservations are essential. Please call Peg at (716) 332-4170 to secure your spot! Many thanks to our partners: The Exceptional Education Department at Buffalo State, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, and The Children's Guild Foundation.

Next date: December 12th
  
Links :Au-some Evenings at Explore and More



11/17/2014, Monday
Conversations on Learning Disabilities: Homework and Project Completion
Parent Network of WNY Workshop Series
Time: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of WNY
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
Positively supporting your child with LD's homework and project completion.

With Dr. Mindy Scirri, Learning (Disability) Specialist and Assistant Professor of Education at Daemen College and Sylvia Gugino, President of the WNY Chapter of the International Dyslexia Association.
 
Upcoming Monday Evenings:
Positively Supporting your child in the areas of:

11/24 Ability to Handle Stress
12/8 Ability to Get Along with Peers

RSVP: 716-332-4170 plk@parentnetwokwny.org Attention: Peg Kovach
  
Links :Parent Network of Western New York



11/18/2014, Tuesday
My Child with Learning Disabilities: Helping your child Embrace the Future
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of WNY
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to engage in positive dialogue about child's learning disability, describe how emotions and expectations can be a barrier to future success and implement practices for building child confidence and foundation for self-advocacy skills.
 
To register phone 716-332-4170, toll free 866-277-4762, or on-line www.parentnetworkwny.org.
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



11/19/2014, Wednesday
Implementing Technology
From SmartHomes to SmartSupports
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Location: Millennium Hotel
Address:2040 Walden Avenue
 Cheektowaga, NY 14225
 
Cost: $25
 
Q&A Discussion with Greg Wellems, Chief Operating Officer, Imagine! Greg Wellems is a national consultant on SmartHomes and Assistive Technology strategic planning to improve supports for individuals with disabilities.
 
To register phone 716-332-4170, toll free 866-277-4762, or on-line www.parentnetworkwny.org.
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



11/19/2014, Wednesday
The 3rd Annual AT EXPO 2014
Assistive Technology Conference
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Location: Millennium Hotel
Address:2040 Walden Avenue
 Cheektowaga, NY 14225
 
Cost: $150
 
The AT Expo is being sponsored by Parent Network of WNY, Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC), People Inc. and Learning Partners.
 
Vendor interaction and CEU's will be available for mobility and communication tracks.

RSVP: tkosmoski@people-inc.org or 716-817-7484
Attention: Tracy Kosmoski
  
Links :Parent Network of Western New York



11/19/2014, Wednesday
Overview of Special Education for Buffalo Public Schools (South)
Buffalo Public Schools Series
Time: 12:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
 
Location: 1st Ward Community Center
Address:62 Republic Avenue
 Buffalo, NY
 
Cost: Free
 
Utilizing the BPS Parent Guide, participants will learn the steps in the special education process at BPS and learn what to expect at meetings of the Committe on Special Education (CSE) & Preschool (CPSE).
 
Call, email or go online to register today: www.parentnetwokwny.org

(716) 332-4170 or plk@parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



11/20/2014, Thursday
Harvest Honors
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of WNY
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
Harvest Honors 2014 is Parent Network of WNY's Re-brand launch event that will include interactive digital stations, an awards reception, cocktail and appetizers, a theme basket raffle and other giveaways. Harvest Honors also serves as the Annual meeting for the agency.
 
RSVP: plk@parentnetworkwny.org or 716.332.4170
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



11/24/2014, Monday
Conversations on Learning Disabilities:Handling Stress
Parent Network of WNY Workshop Series
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of WNY
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
Positively supporting your child with LD"s ability to handle stress.

With Dr. Mindy Scirri, Learning (Disability) Specialist and Assistant Professor of Education at Daemen College and Catherine Zawodzinski, 500-Hour HITA-Certified Yoga Instructor.
 
Upcoming Monday Evening:
Positively Supporting your child in the areas of:

12/8 Ability to Get Along with Peers

RSVP: 716-332-4170 plk@parentnetwokwny.org Attention: Peg Kovach
  
Links :Parent Network of Western New York



12/02/2014, Tuesday
Self-Directed Services
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Lockport High School (Library)
Address:250 Lincoln Avenue
 Lockport, NY 14094
 
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.
 
Call, email or go online to register today: www.parentnetworkwny.org

(716) 332-4170 or plk@parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



12/02/2014, Tuesday
Psychological Testing for Special Education Services (East)
Buffalo Public Schools Series
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: True Bethel Baptist Church
Address:907 East Ferry Street
 Buffalo, NY
 
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.
 
Call, email or go online to register today: www.parentnetworkwny.org
(716) 332-4170 or plk@parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



12/05/2014, Friday
All About Autism-A Workshop for Parents, Families and Friends
CASE Workshop
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
Location: People Inc. Building
Address:3131 Sheridan Dr
 Amherst, NY 14226
 
Cost: Free
 
Do you have a child or love someone with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

Would you like to know more about Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Would you like helpful information and ideas from an expert?

This is an informative workshop to attend.
 
Presenter Kathy Doody, Ph.D., parent of a child with autism, will offer you an understanding of ASD and discuss the next steps for your family. She will provide information about available services and supports from the school system and community. You will learn how to communicate and work together to help your child reach their full potential.

Call or go online to reserve your spot today!
(716) 332-4170 phone 1-866-277-4762 toll free
www.parentnetworkwny.org online
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



12/08/2014, Monday
Conversations on Learning Disabilities: Getting Along with Peers
Parent Network of WNY Workshop Series
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of WNY
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
Positively supporting your child with LD's ability to get along with peers.

With Dr. Mindy Scirri, Learning (Disability) Specialist and Assistant Professor of Education at Daemen College and Katie Badura, School Counselor at DeSales Catholic School.
 
RSVP: 716-332-4170 plk@parentnetwokwny.org Attention: Peg Kovach
  
Links :Parent Network of Western New York



12/09/2014, Tuesday
How Music Therapy can Benefit your child with special needs
Parenting Today Series
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of WNY
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
Music Therapy helps kids grow & develop through music. How? We use evidence-based therapeutic music interventions to assist in achieving developmental goals. In this workshop participants will gain a better understanding of the benefits of music therapy.
 
To register for this workshop call or go online today!
(716) 332-4170 phone or 1-866-4762 toll free
www.parentnetworkwny.org online
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



01/07/2015, Wednesday
Preparing for Annual Review Meetings:
Preschool, Early Autism Program, Going to Kindergarten
Time: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Summit Central
Address:150 Stahl Road
 Getzville, NY 14068
 
Cost: Free
 
What you need to know as you prepare for your Annual Review meeting. Learn about the meeting procedure as well as questions that might be asked.
 
To register: www.summited.org/workshops

For questions, contact Vicki Knapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D.: 629-3449 or vknapp@summited.org

*Respite is available for individuals who are OPWDD eligible.
To register for respite during a presentation, please call Beverly Hill at 799-8137.
  
Links :Summit Educational Resources Parent Workshop Series



01/13/2015, Tuesday
Pathways to Graduation for NYS (South)
Buffalo Public Schools Series
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
 
Location: 1st Ward Community Center
Address:62 Republic Avenue
 Buffalo, NY
 
Cost: Free
 
What does it mean to get a Regents diploma? A local diploma? A SACC? What can you do? What can you not do? How much effort does it take? Can your child to the work? This workshop explores the options, and outlines the updates to NYS regulations.
 
Call, email or go online to register today: www.parentnetworkwny.org

(716) 332-4170 or plk@parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



01/14/2015, Wednesday
Preparing for Annual Review Meetings: School Age
Summit Parent Workshop Series
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Summit Central
Address:150 Stahl Road
 Getzville, NY 14068
 
Cost: Free
 
What you need to know as you prepare for your Annual Review meeting. Learn about the meeting procedure as well as questions that might be asked.
 
To register: www.summited.org/workshops

For questions, contact Vicki Knapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D.: 629-3449 or vknapp@summited.org

*Respite is available for individuals who are OPWDD eligible.
To register for respite during a presentation, please call Beverly Hill at 799-8137.
  
Links :Summit Educational Resources Parent Workshop Series



01/15/2015, Thursday
Psychological Testing for Special Education Services
Buffalo Public Schools Series
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Neighborhood Health Center (North West location)
Address:155 Lawn Avenue
 Buffalo, NY
 
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, email or online:

(716) 332-4170; info@parentnetworkwny.org; www.parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



02/24/2015, Tuesday
Individualized Education Program (IEP) (East)
Buffalo Public Schools Series
Time: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: True Bethel Baptist Church
Address:907 East Ferry Street
 Buffalo, NY
 
Cost: Free
 
Every child receiving Special Education services has an Individualized Educational Program (IEP). In this workshop you will receive tips and tools to become more involved in the planning of your child's education.

workshop is provided in collaboration with Parent Network of WNY and the Buffalo Public Schools Special Education Department, following the BPS mission of "Putting Children and Families first, to ensure high academic achievement for all."
 
Call, email or go online to register today: www.parentnetworkwny.org

(716) 332-4170 or plk@parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



03/10/2015, Tuesday
Overview of Special Education for Buffalo Public Schools
Buffalo Public Schools Series
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Neighborhood Health Center (North West location)
Address:155 Lawn Avenue
 Buffalo, NY
 
Cost: Free
 
Utilizing the BPS Parent Guide, participants will learn the steps in the special education process at BPS and learn what to expect at meetings of the Committe on Special Education (CSE) & Preschool (CPSE).
 
RSVP by phone, email or online:

(716) 332-4170; info@parentnetworkwny.org; www.parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



03/18/2015, Wednesday
Community Resources Fair
Summit Educational Resources
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Summit Central
Address:150 Stahl Road
 Getzville, NY 14068
 
Cost: Free
 
Learn about local community and recreation programs for children with disabilities.
 
No Registration Required.

For questions, contact Vicki Knapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D.: 629-3449 or vknapp@summited.org

  
Links :Summit Educational Resources Parent Workshop Series



03/24/2015, Tuesday
Individualized Education Program (IEP) (South)
Buffalo Public Schools Series
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
 
Location: 1st Ward Community Center
Address:62 Republic Avenue
 Buffalo, NY
 
Cost: Free
 
Every child receiving Special Education services has an Individualized Educational Program (IEP). In this workshop you will receive tips and tools to become more involved in the planning of your child's education.

This workshop is provided in collaboration with Parent Network of WNY and the Buffalo Public Schools Special Education Department, following the BPS mission of "Putting Children and Families first, to ensure high academic achievement for all."
 
Call, email or go online to register today: www.parentnetworkwny.org

(716) 332-4170 or plk@parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network of Western New York
 Parent Network Workshop Registration



04/14/2015, Tuesday
Pathways to Graduation for NYS (East)
Buffalo Public Schools Series
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: True Bethel Baptist Church
Address:907 East Ferry Street
 Buffalo, NY
 
Cost: Free
 
What does it mean to get a Regents diploma? A local diploma? A SACC? What can you do? What can you not do? How much effort does it take? Can your child to the work? This workshop explores the options, and outlines the updates to NYS regulations.
 
Call, email or go online to register today: www.parentnetworkwny.org

(716) 332-4170 or plk@parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



05/06/2015, Wednesday
Psychological Testing for Special Education Services (South)
Buffalo Public Schools Series
Time: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
 
Location: 1st Ward Community Center
Address:62 Republic Avenue
 Buffalo, NY
 
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.
 
Call, email or go online to register today: www.parentnetworkwny.org

(716) 332-4170 or plk@parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



05/12/2015, Tuesday
Pathways to Graduation for NYS
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Neighborhood Health Center (North West location)
Address:155 Lawn Avenue
 Buffalo, NY
 
Cost: Free
 
What does it mean to get a Regents diploma? A local diploma? A SACC? What can you do? What can you not do? How much effort does it take? Can your child to the work? This workshop explores the options, and outlines the updates to NYS regulations.
 
RSVP by phone, email or online:

(716) 332-4170; info@parentnetworkwny.org; www.parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration
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05/13/2015, Wednesday
Keeping the Kids Busy During the Summer Break
Summit Parent Workshop Series
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Summit Central
Address:150 Stahl Road
 Getzville, NY 14068
 
Cost: Free
 
How to survive the school breaks. Strategies for keeping your child busy and independently engaged in appropriate activities during summer vacation.
 
To register: www.summited.org/workshops

For questions, contact Vicki Knapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D.: 629-3449 or vknapp@summited.org

*Respite is available for individuals who are OPWDD eligible.
To register for respite during a presentation, please call Beverly Hill at 799-8137.
  
Links :Summit Educational Resources Parent Workshop Series





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11/06/2014, Thursday
CARD Professional Development and Parent Seminars Rochester
Effective Interventions for Students with ASD: Practical Applications for Classroom Success
Time: Seminar I: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Seminar II: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
Location: Radisson Rochester
Address:120 E. Main Street
 Rochester, NY 14604
 
Cost: Free
 
Presented by Center for Autism and Related Disabilities(CARD Albany) and NYS Regional Centers for ASD.

Seminar I: Learn if an intervention is a good fit for your student, what makes an intervention evidence-based, and the imortant elements of choosing, implementing & evaluating the effectiveness of evidence-based practices to meet individual needs.

Seminar II: This seminar will discuss three evidence-based interventions: Naturalistic Intervention, Self-Modeling and Self Management. Participants will learn essential components of each evidenced-based intervention, view examples of how to utilize each intervention and become familiar with efficient means of evaluating their effectiveness.

 
Handouts will not be provided at the training, but are available on the CARD Albany website: http://www.albany.edu/autism/PDPSpage.shtml

It is highly recommended that attendees print handouts and bring them to the seminars.

Refreshments will not be provided. Participants may attend both seminars or choose to attend only one. Seating is limited.
Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

Register at www.albany.edu/autism/PDPSform.shtml and submit the online form or print it out and fax it to (518) 442-4834.
  
Links :CARD Albany





Slides from some Great Presentationsgoto top
12/31/2014, Wednesday
Autism Forum: Are kids being recovered from Autism? Hint: Yes, some are!
Speaker: Laurette Janak
Time: Workshop already held. You can download documents.
 
Location: Use your computer to download documents.
Address:Use your computer to download documents.
 Use your computer to download documents.
 
Cost: PAST EVENT of the Healthy Living Support Group
 
What are the risk-factors for autism? How can a parent minimize the risk of having a child diagnosed with autism?
Speaker Laurette Janak, a local parent and autism researcher. Her work with researchers and doctors around the country has given her much insight into what's being done to recover children from autism and into some exciting upcoming research.
 
Hosted by Healthy Living Support Group an organization committed to teaching how to regain and maintain optimal health through food and lifestyle choices, based on research.
Attached are the slides from Laurette's Talk. Please be aware the files are large, it may take some time depending on your internet connection. Part 1 file is 44 MB and the part 2 file is 23 MB.
  
Downloads :Laurettes Talk Healthy Living Group Part 1
 Laurettes Talk Healthy Living Group Part 2



12/31/2014, Wednesday
Connecting the Pieces: Addressing the Treatable Causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Society of WNY Chapter & Autism Services, Inc. workshop
Time: Conference already held.
 
Location: Classics V Conference & Banquet Center
Address:Conference already held.
 Conference already held.
 
Cost: Use to download slides.
 
The workshop featured Richard Frye, M.D., Ph.D., neurologist, researcher, and the Director of the Autism Multi-specialty Clinic at Arkansas Children’s Hospital
The idea that children with autism can be successfully treated medically to achieve optimal outcomes has only recently become more broadly accepted. Recent studies have demonstrated an association between autism and abnormalities of several metabolic systems, including disorders of folate, mitochondrial, and glutathione metabolism. These metabolic abnormalities have been associated with a wide range of psychiatric, neurodevelopmental, and neurological disorders. Safe, well-tolerated treatments are being developed for these metabolic issues , that are reported to have positive effects on the symptoms of ASD. Many of these metabolic systems are interrelated so that treatment that addresses one system results in improvements in another, and vice versa. Biomarkers (biological markers) have been identified that may be used to determine which children will benefit from treatment and potentially be used to detect children with ASD prior to symptoms appearing so that treatment can begin early. Although preliminary, this evidence paves the way for optimal outcomes ranging from improvements in functioning to potential recovery from the disabilities that are associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
 
Dr. Frye has graciously allowed us to post the slides from his presentation. See Part 1 and Part 2 below . We would like to thank Dr. Frye for a great talk and for sharing his slides with us.
These files are very large, so may take a while to download. Also, they are one slide per page, so they will be 72-87 pages. Please consider this before printing the entire presentation. You can download it, look at it on your computer and print selected pages.
  
Downloads :Dr Frye handouts part 1
 Dr Frye handouts part 2
Links :Autism Society WNY New Facebook Page



12/31/2014, Wednesday
For-warned is For-armed -
Complete Wellness Arts and Science Center
Time:
 
Location: Complete Wellness Arts and Science Center
Address:1515 Kensington Ave
 Buffalo, NY
 
Cost: PAST EVENT
 
For-warned is For-armed previous talk sponsored by the Complete Wellness Arts and Science Centery on Understanding and reducing the risk factors of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Given the continued rise in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD),it is critical to look at the currently accepted risk factors for ASD and learn how some of these factors can be minimized. Laurette Janak, a medical researcher and the mother of a child on the autism spectrum, will discuss several risk factors for autism and strategies to mitigate its occurrence. She will touch on the biochemical profile found in parents and the consequences to their personal health. Her focus on primary prevention is based on the most recently published studies, which will be presented in easy to understand terms.
 
Past Event, Has slides attached. Warning, the file is large, may take some time to download. Not recommended to download to phone.
  
Downloads :Laurette Wellness Center talk





Wyoming/Livingston Countygoto top
11/10/2014, Monday
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: Livingston County Highway Department
Address:4389 Gypsy Lane
 Mt. Morris, NY 14510
 
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: www.parentnetworkwny.org

(716) 332-4170 or plk@parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration





Dunkirk/Jamestown Areagoto top
11/05/2014, Wednesday
What to do About Challenging Behavior in the Home and Community
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 5:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m.
 
Location: The Resource Center
Address:200 Dunham Avenue
 Jamestown, NY 14701
 
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, toll free 866-277-4762, or on-line www.parentnetworkwny.org.
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



11/05/2014, Wednesday
Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 
Location: GA Family Services/Prendergast Library
Address:509 Cherry Street
 Jamestown, NY 14701
 
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 phone 716-332-4170, toll free 866-277-4762, or on-line www.parentnetworkwny.org.
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



11/12/2014, 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: Connections North
Address:10825 Bennett Road
 Dunkirk, NY 14048
 
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.
 
Register online at www.parentnetworkwny.org or call 716-332-4170 or 1-866-277-4762.
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



11/13/2014, Thursday
CARD Professional Development and Parent Seminars Chautauqua
Effective Interventions for Students with ASD: Practical Applications for Classroom Success
Time: Seminar I: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Seminar II: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 
Location: Chautauqua Inn and Suites
Address:215 West Lake Road
 Mayville, NY 14757
 
Cost: Free
 
Presented by Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD Albany) and NYS Regional Centers for ASD.

Seminar I: Learn if an intervention is a good fit for your student, what makes an intervention evidence-based, and the imortant elements of choosing, implementing & evaluating the effectiveness of evidence-based practices to meet individual needs.

Seminar II: This seminar will discuss three evidence-based interventions: Naturalistic Intervention, Self-Modeling and Self Management. Participants will learn essential components of each evidenced-based intervention, view examples of how to utilize each intervention and become familiar with efficient means of evaluating their effectiveness.
 
Handouts will not be provided at the training, but are available on the CARD Albany website: http://www.albany.edu/autism/PDPSpage.shtml

It is highly recommended that attendees print handouts and bring them to the seminars.

Refreshments will not be provided. Participants may attend both seminars or choose to attend only one. Seating is limited.
Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

Register at www.albany.edu/autism/PDPSform.shtml and submit the online form or print it out and fax it to (518) 442-4834.
  
Links :CARD Albany



11/22/2014, Saturday
Jamestown Sensory Friendly Film
Movies @ The Reg - The Boxtrolls
Time: 10:00 a.m.
 
Location: The Reg Lenna Center For The Arts
Address:116 East Third Street
 Jamestown, NY 14701
 
Cost: All seats are $5
 
During this screening, the auditorium lights and sound will be kept low to accommodate the needs of patrons with sensory issues.

Concession items are available individually at full price or five for $5.
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



12/03/2014, Wednesday
Nurtured Heart Approach
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Dunkirk Middle School
Address:525 Eagle Street
 Dunkirk, NY 14048
 
Cost: Free
 
Have you tried everything you know and don't know where to turn? The Nurtured Hearth Approach is a powerful tool that will transform a difficult child and build you up as a family member or professional. Participants will walk away with strategies and tools to increase success in all areas of life!
 
Call, email or go online to register today: www.parentnetworkwny.org

(716) 332-4170 or plk@parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration





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11/05/2014, Wednesday
Individualized Education Program
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 
Location: GA Family Services/Prendergast Library
Address:509 Cherry Street
 Jamestown, NY 14701
 
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.
 
Register online at www.parentnetworkwny.org or call 716-332-4170 or 1-866-277-4762.
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



11/13/2014, Thursday
Front Door & Self-Directed Services
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Kings Memorial Library
Address:9538 Main Street
 Machias, NY 14101
 
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 phone 716-332-4170, toll free 866-277-4762, or on-line www.parentnetworkwny.org.
  



11/18/2014, Tuesday
ASD: So Many Treatment Options, How Do You Choose?
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 
Location: Summit Central Schools
Address:50 Iroquois Drive, Rm. 51
 Salamanca, NY 14779
 
Cost: Free
 
Participants will learn about various treatment options available for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Parents and service providers will walk away with information to help them to find appropriate supports and services.
 
To register phone 716-332-4170, toll free 866-277-4762, or on-line www.parentnetworkwny.org.
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



11/18/2014, Tuesday
ASD: So Many Treatment Options, How Do You Choose?
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 
Location: Salamanca Central Schools
Address:50 Iroquois Drive
 Salamanca, NY 14779
 
Cost: Free
 
Participants will learn about various treatment options available for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Parents and service providers will walk away with information to help them to find appropriate supports and services.
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration