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Research Study: to better understand caregivers’ experiences with respite

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Contact Person: Phone: ​Call 706-542-5471 or 716-236-8361 (New York) or Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York has awarded researchers from the University of Georgia, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Rochester are collaborating on a research study to better understand caregivers' experiences with respite. Caregivers who reside in one of 16 western or central counties will be interviewed via telephone between January and April 2019. Between 80 to 85 caregivers will be selected to participate in focus groups at the 2019 ARCH National Lifespan Respite Conference in Buffalo April 30 to May 2. Participants will be mailed a $100 gift card at the completion of their interviews.

   

The target population is family adult caregivers of older adults who have physical, intellectual, or cognitive disabilities, and are consumers of respite services. Caregivers must be 18 years or older and have been caregiving for at least 3 months.

   

To participate contact:

University of Georgia
School of Social Work|
Dr. Tiffany Washington
706-542-5471 or 716-236-8361 (New York)
or email twashing@uga.edu

   

Participants must be a resident of:

  1. Allegany
  2. Cattaraugus
  3. Cayuga
  4. Chautauqua
  5. Erie
  6. Genesee
  7. Herkimer
  8. Madison
  9. Niagara
  10. Orleans
  11. Oneida
  12. Onondaga
  13. Oswego
  14. Tompkins
  15. Wyoming


Workshop: Family Connections: Meaningful Engagement in the Special Educaiton Process

Date of Event: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Start Time: 10:00 AM | End Time: 12:00 PM

Location:

Finger Lakes Independence Center (FLIC)


Event Address:

215 Fifth Street


Ithaca, NY
Event Cost: FREE
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Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center (SUPAC) presents the workshop Ithaca Series Session 3: Getting Organized: Creating a Special Education Notebook and What Works Portfolio on Wednesday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The topic for this session is Family Connections: Meaningful Engagement in the Special Education Process A Special Series for Parents/Guardians and Family Members Open to Parents of All School Districts. This make and take workshop provides parents with the tools necessary to effectively and proactively prepare for the school year and beyond. "Getting Organized" will encourage parents to work collaboratively with their school team, organize their records, learn what records to keep, and what to put in writing.

   

A Special Education binder will be provided at this training. Be sure to bring a picture of your child, work samples, IEP, progress reports, and any additional items to include in the binder. SUPAC will assist participants in creating a "What Works Portfolio" to include int he binder.

   

Click here to register for this workshop.



OPWDD Family Information Session/Front Door Session

Date of Event: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Start Time: 10:00 AM | End Time: 12:00 PM

Location:

Family Advocacy Center


Event Address:

5639 Walker Road


Deerfield, NY
Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Amanda Aldrich Phone: Call 315-797-8630 or Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Office for People With Developmental Disabilities presents Front Door Family Information Sessions which offer participants an understanding of OPWDD's mission and purpose; the process to become eligible for OPWDD supports services; types of supports and services available; and where individuals and families can go to get assistance. Families/Individuals are welcome to attend any session that is convenient for them. Families are only required to attend one session even if there are multiple people in the family to be represented.

   

To register contact Amanda Aldrich, call 315-797-8630 or Email aaldrich@familyadvocacycenter.org.



Addressing Challenging Behaviors in Autism: A Balance Between Positive Behavior Support & Medication

Date of Event: Monday, March 25, 2019
Start Time: 12:30 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM

Location:

SCSD Professional Development Center


Event Address:

1005 West Fayette St. Suite 1D


Syracuse, NY
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Contact Person: Dianne Pennings or Katherine Teasdale-Edwards Phone: Call 315-720-9148 or Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 315-435-4170 or Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Central New York Special Education Task Force presents Addressing Challenging Behaviors in Autism: A Balance Between Positive Behavior Support and Medications on Monday, Mar. 25 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Dr. Susan Scharoun will share information on how to utilize and balance positive behavior support and medications.

   

Registrations are required, click here. Contact Dianne Pennings at 315-720-9148 or email dpennings@launchcny.org or Katherine Teasdale-Edwards at 315-435-4170 or email kteasdale-edwards@scsd.us.

   

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Workshop Positive Behavior Approaches for Families of Young Children

Date of Event: Monday, March 25, 2019
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Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES


Event Address:

1879 West Genesee Street Road
Conference Room 3


Auburn, NY
Event Cost: FREE
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Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center (SUPAC) presents the workshop Positive Behavior Approaches for Families of Young Children on Monday, March 25 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. or 6 to 7:30 p.m. This training will help families use positive behavior approaches to teach children skills they can use in place of challenging behaviors. It is most appropriate for families with children ages 3 to 6 and professionals that support these families who might wish to turnkey this training.

   

Click here to register for this workshop.



OPWDD Family Information Session/Front Door Session

Date of Event: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Start Time: 2:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM

Location:

Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL)


Event Address:

258 Genesee Street


Utica, NY
Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Evelyn Clark Phone: Call 315-797-1253 or Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Office for People With Developmental Disabilities presents Front Door Family Information Sessions which offer participants an understanding of OPWDD's mission and purpose; the process to become eligible for OPWDD supports services; types of supports and services available; and where individuals and families can go to get assistance. Families/Individuals are welcome to attend any session that is convenient for them. Families are only required to attend one session even if there are multiple people in the family to be represented.

   

To register contact Evelyn Clark, call 315-797-1253 or email eclark@rcil.com.



OPWDD Family Information Session/Front Door Session

Date of Event: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Start Time: 10:00 AM | End Time: 12:00 PM

Location:

Arc Onondaga


Event Address:

600 S. Wilbur Avenue


Syracuse, NY
Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Ruth Ann Riposa Phone: Call 315-476-7441, ext. 1170 or Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Office for People With Developmental Disabilities presents Front Door Family Information Sessions which offer participants an understanding of OPWDD's mission and purpose; the process to become eligible for OPWDD supports services; types of supports and services available; and where individuals and families can go to get assistance. Families/Individuals are welcome to attend any session that is convenient for them. Families are only required to attend one session even if there are multiple people in the family to be represented.

   

To register contact Ruth Ann Riposa, call 315-476-7441, ext. 1170 or email ruthann.riposa@arcon.org.



Workshop Baldwinsville Series Session 4: Understanding the Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Date of Event: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Start Time: 5:30 PM | End Time: 7:30 PM

Location:

Baker High School


Event Address:

29 E. Oneida Street
Large Conference Room


Baldwinsville, NY
Event Cost: FREE
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Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center (SUPAC) presents the workshop Baldwinsville Series Session 4: Understanding the Individualized Education Program (IEP) on Wednesday, March 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The IEP is the cornerstone of the Special Education process. "Understanding the IEP" walks families through the New York State standard IEP form and helps them to understand the various components of the IEP, how it impacts their child's education program, who writes the IEP, and what individualized means. "Understanding the IEP" will also provide families with tips and tools to participate in the IEP development process to help promote positive education outcomes.

   

Click here to register for this workshop.



Workshop Moving On: Transitioning Families from CPSE to CSE

Date of Event: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Start Time: 5:30 PM | End Time: 7:30 PM

Location:

Canastota Central School


Event Address:

120 Roberts St.,
Parking @ Roberts St. Parking Lot, Entrance through Door B
District Office Room 213


Canastota, NY
Event Cost: FREE
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Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center (SUPAC) presents the workshop Moving On: Transitioning Families from CPSE to CSE on Wednesday, Mar. 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The transition from preschool to elementary school can be a time of excitement and anxiety. Having a better understanding of the process can make the transition easier. This workshop will help the participant:

  • Understand the transition process
  • Learn how to be an active member of the transition team
  • Understand the difference between CPSE and CSE
  • Understand the components of an IEP
  • Strategize ways to introduce new providers to your child
  • Prepare for your child's new school and programming

Come with questions. Transitions is a time of opportunity and growth. Click here to register for this workshop.



Youth Leadership Forums

Date of Event: Saturday, May 18, 2019 to Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Location:

Holiday Inn Liverpool


Event Address:

441 Electronics Parkway


Liverpool, NY
Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Elijah Fagan-Solis Phone: Call 518-432-0333 ext. 19 or Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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YOUTH POWER!s AMPLIFY-NY Initiative is hosting regional Youth Leadership Forums (YLFs) designed for young people ages 14-24 to speak up, build leadership and self-advocacy skills and prepare to take on leadership roles. Through large and small group sessions, YLFs are presented in a fun, interactive, and educational format with the support of peers along the way. Learn from guest speakers and panel presentations, participate in structured activities to practice leadership skills, and be connected with resources that meet the goals and advocacy activities that interest you.

   

In order to participate in this unique, free, 4-day, 3 night event, May 18-21, youth must be age 14-24, live in NYS, and share about their leadership potential in the application. If accepted, meals and housing are provided and transportation assistance is available.

   

Parents & Caregivers: Foundations for Leadership will take place Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, May 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

   

Click here to apply online. Applications must be received by April 14. Review the FAQs sheet below with questions. If that does not address all questions, contact Elijah Fagan-Solis, call 518-432-0333 ext. 19 or email amplifyny@youthpowerny.org.







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