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Webinar: Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: 518-381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3189152547350098948


Event Cost: FREE

P2p webinars1.jpgPlease join Alissa Morris, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar on Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs.

Extraordinary parenting responsibilities create extraordinary pressures on parents. At the same time, parenting a child with special needs requires energy, focus, and enthusiasm to be effective in our role. The better off we are emotionally and physically, the better off our families will be. Join us for this webinar on Preventing Parent Burnout and discover positive ways to cope with and effectively manage stress.

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Camp Ticapalooza
Friday, September 22 at 3 p.m. to Sunday, September 24, 2017
Start Time: | End Time:
Contact: Sue Conners Phone: 716-839-4430 or 716-316-9430

Location:

Camp Cory


Event Address:

Keuka Lake


Penn Yan, NY
Event Cost: $150

Event: 

Tourette Association of Greater NYS presents Camp Ticapalooza, a three day overnight camp, Friday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. to Sunday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. at Camp Cory, a YMCA Camp on Keuka Lake. This camp, open to youth ages 6 to 17, will provide an opportunity to introduce campers to activities including basketball, tennis, soccer, rock wall climbing and much more. There will be one counselor familiar with Tourette Syndrome for ever 4 to 5 children. The campers will seep in cabins that will hold 10 with two adults per cabin, each cabin has a full bathroom. Most cabins will have no more than 5 to 6 campers.

   

The cost of this camp is $150 per camper with full and partial scholarships available. For information on the camp and scholarship see the flyer linked below. Contact Sue Conners, Chapter President, with any questions about this camp at 716-839-4430 or 716-316-9430.

   

Camp Ticapalooza - FLYER and Registration Forms




Public Hearing for the development of the Statewide Comprehensive Plan
Monday, September 25, 2017
Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Phone: 518-474-6601

Location:

See link below for location details.


Event: 

The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities will be holding a public hearing for the development of the Statewide Comprehensive Plan on Monday, September, 25 from 3 to 7 p.m. This hearing will be held at nine locations throughout the state, for a full list of locations click here

   

OPWDD intends to use the ideas, suggestions, and comments received through the public hearing to further refine the 5.0 Statewide Comprehensive Plan for services for 2018-2022, which is OPWDD's 5-yeaer plan to transform the service delivery system. Parents, self-advocates, family members of individuals with disabilities, and other interested parties are encouraged to participate in this hearing.

   

For full details of this hearing including topics to be discussed, locations and how to register to submit comments click here. The deadline to register to speak is Friday, September 15. 

   

For general information about the public hearing, contact OPWDD's Communication office by calling 518-474-6601.




Webinar: Education Records Organizer
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: 518-381-4350

Location:

Event: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3441007784387589889


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Trish Washburn, Parent Advocate for Parent to Paren tof NYS as she presents this webinar.

In this workshop, parents, guardians and advocates of children who receive 504 and special education services will learn how to take their educational records and organize them into a record-keeping binder. This workshop will assist parents in becoming more organized in planning a child’s education, and in the CPSE/CSE process.

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3441007784387589889">Click here to register for the webinar.




Family Retreat: Autism Support Weekend
Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1, 2017
Start Time: | End Time:
Contact: Phone: Call: 845-985-2291 ext. 450 or Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Location:

Frost Valley YMCA


Event Address:

2000 Frost Valley Rd.


Claryville, NY
Event Cost: See flyer below

Event: 

Frost Valley YMCA presents Gain Support, Build Traditions, Family Retreats: Autism Support Weekend on Sept. 29 to Oct 1. This event will provide guests with the opportunity to build friendships, support networks, as well as the potential to relax, play, and forget for a few days the pressures of daily life.

   

A guest with Autism stays free, friends and family stay for $139 in modern, camp-style lodging. Registration is easy, call 845-985-2291 ext. 450 or email reservations@frostvalley.org.

   

Family Retreat: Autism Support Weekend - FLYER




Webinar: NYS Autism Insurance Reform
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017
Start Time: 6:30 PM | End Time: 7:30 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: Call: 518-381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3753965077536430081


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Lin Perry, Project Director Family to Family Healthcare Information Center for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar on the Autism Insurance Reform.

Autism Insurance Reform legislation became effective in 2013, however aspects of the bill, related to Applied Behavioral Analysis, are still in development within the NYS government. This webinar will address the overall legislation, who it assists and how and will also give an update on the current status of the ABA portion of the legislation.

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: Medicaid Service Coordination for Families – Getting the Most from Your Child’s Program
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017
Start Time: 11:30 AM | End Time: 1:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: Call: (518) 381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3430294139018768132


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Lindsey Pensabene, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents this webinar.

Service Coordination is an important support in the life of a child with a developmental disability and his or her family. Under Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC), parents and family members are recognized as valuable participants in their child's service coordination program. As a valuable participant, it is important that family members are well informed about how MSC works and their rights under the program. This training will provide this necessary information.

By being informed, you and your child's service coordinator can become partners in advocating for and gaining access to necessary supports and services for your child.

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




WEBINAR- Effective Advocacy Skills
October 10, 2017
Start Time: 6:00PM | End Time: 7:00PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Please register for Effective Advocacy Skills on Oct 10, 2017 6:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8421532676327339267
Please join Trish Washburn, Education Specialist, Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar on Effective Advocacy Skills. Not everyone starts out by being a good advocate. Many parents, guardians and grandparents have faced challenges in getting their child’s education needs met. Parents, guardians, grandparents, must learn the skills they need to become good advocates for their children. Participants will learn that communicate effectively with teachers and other school personnel is one of the best ways to ensure that your child’s school is creating a good learning environment for your child, and to ensure that your child’s school is providing your child with the services or programs that he or she needs to succeed in school.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

              




Webinar: Loss, Grief, and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: Call: 518-381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4657606401338599940


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Dianne O'Connor, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she gives a presentation on Loss,Grief and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs.

Powerful and intense feelings are natural and common responses to parenting a child with exceptional needs. This training will provide an overview of common emotions experienced by parents and discuss how by sharing and acknowledging these emotions parents can find the inner strength needed to face and embrace their role as a parent of a child with special needs.

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Teleconference Training: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Start Time: 9:30 AM | End Time: 12:00 PM
Contact: Dianne O'Connor Phone: Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Location:

Teleconference: https://opwdd.ny.gov/opwdd_careers_training/training_opportunities/slms-account-creation


Event Cost: FREE

Event: 

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Parent to Parent of NYS presents the statewide teleconference Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)-101 on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dianne O'Connor will present this workshop to educate participants about the diagnostic criteria used in identifying Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, effects of alcohol on a developing fetus and possible birth outcomes and strategies for working with individuals with FASD.

   

For full information click here to view the FASD workshop flyer.




WEBINAR- Effective Advocacy Skills
October 19, 2017
Start Time: 11:00AM | End Time: 12:00PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Please register for Effective Advocacy Skills on Oct 19, 2017 12:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/301317148294870531
Please join Tina Beauparlant, Regional Program Manager/ Education Specialist, Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar on Effective Advocacy Skills. Not everyone starts out by being a good advocate. Many parents, guardians and grandparents have faced challenges in getting their child’s education needs met. Parents, guardians, grandparents, must learn the skills they need to become good advocates for their children. Participants will learn that communicate effectively with teachers and other school personnel is one of the best ways to ensure that your child’s school is creating a good learning environment for your child, and to ensure that your child’s school is providing your child with the services or programs that he or she needs to succeed in school.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

              




Webinar: Education Records Organizer
Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
Start Time: 11:00 AM | End Time: 12:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: Call: (518) 381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7197388105496146947


Event Cost: FREE

P2p webinars1.jpgPlease join Trish Washburn, Parent Advocate for Parent to Parent of NYS as she presents this webinar.

In this workshop, parents, guardians and advocates of children who receive 504 and special education services will learn how to take their educational records and organize them into a record-keeping binder. This workshop will assist parents in becoming more organized in planning a child’s education, and in the CPSE/CSE process.

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: Call:(518) 381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4484710396893245956


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Lindsey Pensabene, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar on Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs.

Extraordinary parenting responsibilities create extraordinary pressures on parents. At the same time, parenting a child with special needs requires energy, focus, and enthusiasm to be effective in our role. The better off we are emotionally and physically, the better off our families will be. Join us for this webinar on Preventing Parent Burnout and discover positive ways to cope with and effectively manage stress.

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:30 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: Call: (518) 381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4931112117807984388


Event Cost: FREE

P2p webinars1.jpgPlease join Sharon Marrella, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents on A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD.

The purpose of this training is to introduce families to the language of service delivery systems and to define and clarify information about services and supports. Participants will gain an increased awareness and understanding of eligibility criteria and the eligibility determination process. The training includes an overview of Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC), Home and Community Based Services Waiver, and Family Support Services.

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: Loss, Grief, and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7343403245716026372


Event Cost: FREE

P2p webinars1.jpgPlease join Barb Hoffman, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she gives a presentation on Loss,Grief and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs.

Powerful and intense feelings are natural and common responses to parenting a child with exceptional needs. This training will provide an overview of common emotions experienced by parents and discuss how by sharing and acknowledging these emotions parents can find the inner strength needed to face and embrace their role as a parent of a child with special needs.

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: Education Records Organizer
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: Call: (518) 381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6353486542899028227


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Trish Washburn, Parent Advocate for Parent to Paren tof NYS as she presents this webinar.

In this workshop, parents, guardians and advocates of children who receive 504 and special education services will learn how to take their educational records and organize them into a record-keeping binder. This workshop will assist parents in becoming more organized in planning a child’s education, and in the CPSE/CSE process.

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: Medicaid Service Coordination for Families – Getting the Most from Your Child’s Program
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Start Time: 5:00 PM | End Time: 6:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: ​Call: (518) 381-4350

Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Mary Beth Fadelici , Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents this webinar.

Service Coordination is an important support in the life of a child with a developmental disability and his or her family. Under Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC), parents and family members are recognized as valuable participants in their child's service coordination program. As a valuable participant, it is important that family members are well informed about how MSC works and their rights under the program. This training will provide this necessary information.

By being informed, you and your child's service coordinator can become partners in advocating for and gaining access to necessary supports and services for your child.

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: Education Records Organizer
Monday, Dec. 4, 2017
Start Time: 12:30 PM | End Time: 1:30 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: Call: (518) 381-4350

Location:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3881057626591012609


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Trish Washburn, Parent Advocate for Parent to Paren tof NYS as she presents this webinar.

In this workshop, parents, guardians and advocates of children who receive 504 and special education services will learn how to take their educational records and organize them into a record-keeping binder. This workshop will assist parents in becoming more organized in planning a child’s education, and in the CPSE/CSE process.

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: Medicaid Service Coordination for Families – Getting the Most from Your Child’s Program
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
Start Time: 11:00 AM | End Time: 12:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5538282229838100484


Event Cost: FREE

P2p webinars1.jpgPlease join Barb Hoffman, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents this webinar.

Service Coordination is an important support in the life of a child with a developmental disability and his or her family. Under Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC), parents and family members are recognized as valuable participants in their child's service coordination program. As a valuable participant, it is important that family members are well informed about how MSC works and their rights under the program. This training will provide this necessary information.

By being informed, you and your child's service coordinator can become partners in advocating for and gaining access to necessary supports and services for your child.

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: Call: (518) 381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7590499792360552964


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Maryalice Fegeley, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a webinar on Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs.

Extraordinary parenting responsibilities create extraordinary pressures on parents. At the same time, parenting a child with special needs requires energy, focus, and enthusiasm to be effective in our role. The better off we are emotionally and physically, the better off our families will be. Join us for this webinar on Preventing Parent Burnout and discover positive ways to cope with and effectively manage stress.

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: Loss, Grief, and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:30 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: Call: (518) 381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/223513501028892420


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Maryalice Fegeley, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she gives a presentation on Loss,Grief and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs.

Powerful and intense feelings are natural and common responses to parenting a child with exceptional needs. This training will provide an overview of common emotions experienced by parents and discuss how by sharing and acknowledging these emotions parents can find the inner strength needed to face and embrace their role as a parent of a child with special needs.

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Webinar: A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD
Monday, Dec. 11, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:30 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: Call: 518-381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7799810522405995524


Event Cost: FREE

P2p webinars1.jpgPlease join Parent to Parent of NYS, Dianne O'Connor, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents on A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD.

The purpose of this training is to introduce families to the language of service delivery systems and to define and clarify information about services and supports. Participants will gain an increased awareness and understanding of eligibility criteria and the eligibility determination process. The training includes an overview of Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC), Home and Community Based Services Waiver, and Family Support Services.

Please be advised that only the first 100 participants who log on will be able to attend. Click here to register for the webinar.




Family Retreat: Autism Support Weekend
Friday, March 23 - Sunday, March 25, 2017
Start Time: | End Time:
Contact: Phone: Call: 845-985-2291 ext. 450 or Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Location:

Frost Valley YMCA


Event Address:

2000 Frost Valley Rd.


Claryville, NY
Event Cost: See flyer below

Event: 

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Frost Valley YMCA presents Gain Support, Build Traditions, Family Retreats: Autism Support Weekend on March 23 to 25. This event will provide guests with the opportunity to build friendships, support networks, as well as the potential to relax, play, and forget for a few days the pressures of daily life.

   

A guest with Autism stays free, friends and family stay for $139 in modern, camp-style lodging. Registration is easy, call 845-985-2291 ext. 450 or email reservations@frostvalley.org">reservations@frostvalley.org.

   

Family Retreat: Autism Support Weekend - FLYER




Family Retreat: Autism Support Weekend
Friday, June 15 - Sunday, June 17, 2017
Start Time: | End Time:
Contact: Phone: Call: 845-985-2291 ext. 450 or Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Location:

Frost Valley YMCA


Event Address:

2000 Frost Valley Rd.


Claryville, NY

Event: 

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Frost Valley YMCA presents Gain Support, Build Traditions, Family Retreats: Autism Support Weekend on June 15 to 17. This event will provide guests with the opportunity to build friendships, support networks, as well as the potential to relax, play, and forget for a few days the pressures of daily life.

   

A guest with Autism stays free, friends and family stay for $139 in modern, camp-style lodging. Registration is easy, call 845-985-2291 ext. 450 or email reservations@frostvalley.org.

   

Family Retreat: Autism Support Weekend - FLYER








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