Parent To Parent of NYS


Capital District Events

Hi-5 Sports: Basketball

Date of Event: Saturdays and Sundays
Start Time: See Description for Start Times by Group | End Time:


Saturday Events:

Youth for Christ Adventure Center - Capital District

1544 Route 9 - Halfmoon, NY

(Across from Walmart, in with The Edge Rock Climbing)

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Sunday Events: 

Okte Elementary School Gym

1581 Crescent Road - Clifton Park, NY

(Exit 8 off the Northway)

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Hi-5 Sports presents Basketball Season beginning in December. Hi-5 Sports strives to provide an environment which allows people with special needs to build self-esteem, confidence, and friendships through sports by providing opportunities to socialize, compete and exercise both their motor and life skills.

Basketball is offered for three skill levels including Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced.

For information on each level, skills, dates and times click here to visit the Hi-5 sports website and to register.

Seminar: DSAHRC Toilet Training

Date of Event: Friday, February 16 and Wednesday, February 28
Start Time: See below for times | End Time:


See details below

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Contact Person: Phone: Call 518-738-0020 ext. 3726 or Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

AIM High presents the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center (DSAHRC) Seminar with the topic Toilet Training, with two dates: Friday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. or Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 11:30 a.m. The seminar will be presented by Maude, Kaye, CPNP, who will provide a basic guideline for toilet training and talk about issues that are particular importance to children with special needs. She will go over physiologic and behavioral issues that can hamper progress, as well as sharing suggestions learned from the Pediatric Gastrointestinal professionals.


The sessions are as follows:

  • Friday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m.: at the AIM High Infants & Toddlers Parent Group meeting, Capital Region BOCES located at 900 Watervilet-Shaker Road, Albany, NY. Enter through the main entrance of the building. Signs will be posted.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 11:30 a.m. at DSAHRC Office located at 22 Corporate Woods Blvd, 5th Floor - Conference room 115, Albany, NY

Please RSVP as registration is required for planning purposes. To register call 518-738-0020 ext. 3726 or email and provide a name, number of people attending, phone number and an email address. 

Reunión de padres para padres hispanos o cuidadores de niños con discapacidades del desarrollo

Date of Event: February 27, 2018
Start Time: 5:00 PM | End Time: 8:00 PM


Arbor Hill/ West Hill Public Library

Event Address:

148 Henry Johnson Blvd

Albany, NY
Event Cost: FREE
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El propósito de este encuentro es reunirnos una vez más para escuchar los desafíos que los padres Hispanos enfrentan a la hora de proporcionarles a nuestros hijos una mejor calidad de vida basada en los servicios que reciben. La reunión tendrá lugar el martes 27 de febrero de 5 a 8 p.m.

Ask the Advocates Presentation

Date of Event: Wednesday, February 28, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time:


Salem Central School

Event Address:

41 E. Broadway

Salem, NY
Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Phone: Call: 518-727-5527 or Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Salem Central School SEPTA Committee presents Ask the Advocates with Parent to Parent of NYS Education Specialist Tina Beauparlant on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. Do you have questions related to the IEP process? Do you know how to request information? Do you understand your role at a CSE meeting? Do you know how to discuss your child's needs? If you are a parent, guardian, teacher, Medicaid Service Coordinator or just interested in this topic; then this training is for you!


For more information call 518-727-5527 or email


Ask the Advocates Presentation - FLYER

Recipe for Success Conference

Date of Event: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Start Time: 8:30 AM | End Time: 12:00 PM


University at Albany

Event Address:

1400 Washington Ave.

Albany, NY
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The University at Albany presents the Recipe for Success Conference 2018 on Tuesday, Mar. 13 (snow date Thursday, Mar. 15) from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. This is an interactive conference focused on preparing for the transition to college, designed for High School students with disabilities and their parents. The conference will feature the following workshops:

  • Understanding Disability Services at College
  • Opening Doors with Assistive Technology
  • College Admissions
  • Self-advocacy and Wellness
  • Life as a College Student
  • Financial Aid
  • Student Panel

For full details and registration see the flyers lined below. 

Recreational & Sensory Based Community Event

Date of Event: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Start Time: 9:30 AM | End Time: 11:30 AM


Russell Sage College
Buchman Pavilion

Event Address:

65 1st Street

Troy, NY
Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Kelly Brock Phone: Call 518-244-2077 or Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


The Sage Colleges Esteves School of Education and The School of Health Sciences presents A Recreational & Sensory Based Community Event on Saturday, Mar. 24 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Structured based activities that help promote positive play, peer interactions, and exploratory learning for individuals in grades K-12 with developmental disabilities, their siblings and peers.


Participants have the opportunity to pick 4 different 20 minute activities that include recreation, arts, music and movement, content specific, and more. Groups are limited to 7 participants with at least two instructors. The instructors are graduate and undergraduate students whose activities have been approved by college faculty.


For information or to register contact Kelly Brock at 518-244-2077 or email

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