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Webinar: Education for Empowerment: School and Teens in Healthcare Transition
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: 716-675-0239

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5989529506370960386


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Lin Perry Project Director Parent to Parent of NYS Family to Family Healthcare Information Center, as she presents the webinar Education for Empowerment: School and Teens in Healthcare Transition on Thursday, Apr. 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. As our youth with ID/DD or special healthcare needs transition from pediatric to adult health care systems, self-advocates and parents alike need to understand the importance of transitioning their healthcare effectively. While many people engage in transition planning for their education to adult systems, sadly healthcare, isn’t often included in those plans. And yet, good health is the most fundamental and foundational aspect of any persons success.

   

In this webinar, participants will learn what the research says, what issue to consider, the importance of transitioning healthcare and some effective means to begin a plan to transition for yourself or for your child. Our focus is being a good parent partner with your health professionals and using some tools to begin the conversations and plan for and insure success.

   

Please contact Shannon McCracken at 716-675-0239 with any questions.

   

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: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) - 101 A Pregnant Woman Never Drinks Alone
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Start Time: 9:30 AM | End Time: 12:00 PM
Contact: Phone:

Location:

See flyer below


Event Cost: FREE

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The Parent to Parent of NYS workshop Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) - 101 A Pregnant Woman Never Drinks Alone will take place on Wednesday, May 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants in this workshop will learn 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 an FASD.

   

For registration details see the flyer attached below.

Teleconference: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) - 101 A Pregnant Woman Never Drinks Alone - FLYER




Webinar: A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:00 PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: 716-675-0239

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/590573792423629363


Event Cost: FREE

Event:

P2p webinars1.jpgPlease join Sharon Marrella, Regional Coordinator of Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD on Thursday, May 3 from 12 to 1 p.m. 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 contact Shannon McCracken at 716-675-0239 with any questions.

   

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, May 8, 2018
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: 518-381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1729213319294176513


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Lindsey Pensabene, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs on Tuesday, May 8 from 12 to 1 p.m. 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.

   

Contact Tina Beauparlant at 518-381-4350 with any questions.

   

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: What is Section 504?
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:00 PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: 716-675-0239

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1427477641689550594


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Trish Washburn, Education Specialist for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents this webinar What is Section 504? on Wednesday, May 9 from 12 to 1 p.m. This training will teach parents the difference between Section 504 and IDEA. Section 504 is a Civil Rights legislation which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. Children who qualify under this law receive services and/or accommodations in the public school system without being classified under IDEA/IDEIA and their school district's Committee on Special Education.

   

Please contact Shannon McCracken at 716-675-0239 with any questions.

   

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




Llamando a todos los padres hispanohablantes de niños con necesidades especiales ¡¡¡TE NECESITAMOS!!
May 10, 2018
Start Time: 12:30PM | End Time: 1:30PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant & Valeria Jimenez Phone: (518) 381-4350

Please register for Llamando a todos los padres hispanohablantes de niños con necesidades especiales ¡¡¡TE NECESITAMOS!!!

Calling all Spanish Speaking parents of children with special needs WE NEED YOU!!  on May 10, 2018 12:30 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5254460906030080003

Por favor únase a Valeria Jiménez, Coordinadora Regional Bilingüe para Padres a Padres de NYS, en nuetra 1er. seminario web para padres o cuidadores de habla hispana que tienen un niño o niños con necesidades especiales.
Nuestra comunidad está aislada. Necesitamos apoyarnos unos a otros, para que juntos podamos construir una red de apoyo para padres que nos permita entender que no estamos solos.
Debido a que el idioma representa una barrera para proporcionar apoyo emocional a los padres que se comunican con nosotros y solo hablan español, lo invitamos a participar en este seminario web.
El propósito de este seminario web es hablar sobre la importancia del voluntariado como un padre de apoyo de habla Hispana.
Este seminario web discutirá la base sobre nuestro programa Parent Matching. A través de nuestro programa de emparejamiento para padres, ofrecemos a los padres / cuidadores la oportunidad de conectarse uno a uno con un padre / cuidador de una persona con la misma o similar discapacidad o de atención médica que necesita a alguien que haya "estado allí". ¡Alguien como tú!
Debido a su historia y experiencias, ¡usted está calificado de manera única para ofrecer este apoyo!

Please join Valeria Jimenez, Bilingual Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, for our first ever webinar for Spanish speaking parents or caregivers who have a child or children with special needs.

Our community is isolated.We need to support each other, so together we can build a supportive parent network that allows us to understand that we are not alone! Because language represents a barrier to providing emotional support to parents who contact us and only speak Spanish, we invite you to participate in this webinar. The purpose of this webinar is to talk about the importance of volunteering as a Spanish speaking Support Parent.  This webinar will discuss the foundation about our Parent Matching program.Through our Parent matching program we offer parents/caregivers the opportunity to connect one- to- one with a parent/caregiver of an individual with the same or similar disability or special health care need someone who has “been there”. Someone like you!

Because of your history and experiences, you are uniquely qualified to offer this support!!

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




Webinar: Education Records Organizer
Monday, May 14, 2018
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: 518-381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8876773373479232003


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Trish Washburn, Parent Advocate with Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar Education Records Organizer on Monday, May 14 from 12 to 1 p.m. This workshop will provide parents, guardians and advocates of children who receive 504 and special education services take their educational records and organize them into a record-keeping binder. This workshop will assist in being more organized in planning a child's education, and in the CPSE/CSE process.

   

Contact Tina Beauparlant at 518-381-4350 with any questions.

   

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: Starting Over: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren with Special Needs
Monday, May 14, 2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: 716-675-0239

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1867475806847185409


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Dianne O’Connor, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, for this webinar geared to Grandparents Raising Grandchildren with Special Needs on Monday, May 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. There are many reasons why a grandparent, or relative, raising their grandchildren full time. By creating an enriched, supportive, and safe living environment, grandchildren stay connected to their family while keeping them out of foster care.

   

Please contact Shannon McCracken at 716-675-0239 with any questions.

   

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: Come Ask the Advocates your questions about the CSE/ IEP Process
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Start Time: 11:00 AM | End Time: 12:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: 518-381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5042039654763267586


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Parent to Parent of NYS for the webinar Come Ask the Advocates your questions about the CSE/ IEP Process on Tuesday, May 15 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants in this webinar will gain answers to the following:

  • Do you have any questions related to the IEP process that you want answers to?
  • Do you know how to request information about your child/student?
  • Do you understand your role at a CSE meeting?
  • If you have questions, we have answers for you!

Contact Tina Beauparlant at 518-381-4350 with any questions.

   

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, June 5, 2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: 518-381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2303827991448288003


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Trish Washburn, Parent Advocate with Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar Education Records Organizer on Tuesday, Jun. 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. This workshop will provide parents, guardians and advocates of children who receive 504 and special education services take their educational records and organize them into a record-keeping binder. This workshop will assist in being more organized in planning a child's education, and in the CPSE/CSE process.

   

Contact Tina Beauparlant at 518-381-4350 with any questions.

   

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
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:00 PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: 716-675-0239

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3926268448906651395


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Dianne O'Connor, Regional Coordinator of Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD on Thursday, Jun. 7 from 12 to 1 p.m. 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 contact Shannon McCracken at 716-675-0239 with any questions.

   

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, June 15 - Sunday, June 17, 2018
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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

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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




Webinar: Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: 518-381-4350

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8004495615164708355


Event Cost: FREE

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Please join Maryalice Fegeley, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs on Tuesday, Jun. 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. 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.

   

Contact Tina Beauparlant at 518-381-4350 with any questions.

   

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
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:00 PM
Contact: Shannon McCracken Phone: 716-675-0239

Location:

Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3787136247899576323


Event Cost: FREE

Event:

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Please join Maryalice Fegeley, Regional Coordinator for Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents the webinar Loss, Grief, and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs on Wednesday, Jun. 20 from 12 to 1 p.m. 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 contact Shannon McCracken at 716-675-0239 with any questions.

   

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




A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD
July 12, 2018
Start Time: 5:00PM | End Time: 6:00PM
Contact: Tina Beauparlant Phone: (518) 381-4350

Event Cost: FREE

Please register for A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD- MBF 2018 on Jul 12, 2018 5:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6344203371313515521

Please join Mary Beth Fadelici , Regional Coordinator, Parent to Parent of NYS, as she presents a 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. That is what this training is all about. 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.

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








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