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Workshop: All About Autism

Date of Event: Monday, September 25, 2017
Start Time: 9:00 AM | End Time: 12:00 PM

Location:

Early Childhood Direction Center
Located at Child Care Resource Network
Training Room A


Event Address:

1000 Hertel Avenue


Buffalo, NY
Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Phone: Call 716-332-4170 or Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Event: 

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Parent Network of Western New York presents the workshop All About Autism on Monday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - what does it mean? Participants in this workshop will learn about supports and services available through school, doctors and other community resources and walk away with the information necessary to take the next steps toward success.

   

This workshop is free to attend, RSVP by calling 716-332-4170 or email

   

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Workshop: Transition to Adulthood

Date of Event: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 8:00 PM

Location:

Wyoming County Ag and Business Center


Event Address:

36 Center Street


Warsaw, NY
Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Phone: Call 716-332-4170 or Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Event: 

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Parent Network of Western New York presents the workshop Transition to Adulthood on Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. What happens after high school for students with disabilities? What questions should you ask and to home do you ask? When should families start thinking about and planning for adult life? In this workshop participants will understand the special education system's responsibilities regarding all areas of living..."Live, Learn, Work and Play." An introduction to community based services will be provided.

   

This workshop is free to attend, RSVP by calling 716-332-4170 or email

   

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Workshop: Observing and Communicating Behaviors

Date of Event: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 8:00 PM

Location:

Hillside Children’s Center


Event Address:

131 Orchard Park Road


West Senca, NY
Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Phone: Call: 716-332-4170 or Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Event: 

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Parent Network of Western New York presents the workshop What To Do About Challenging Behavior in the Home and Community on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. 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 put in place plans that can manage the conflict before it turns into a full blown storm.

   

The workshop is free to attend, RSVP by calling 716-332-4170 or email info@parentnetworkwny.org.

   

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Self-Directed Services

Date of Event: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM | End Time: 8:45 PM

Location:

Williamsville Central School District
Casey Middle School


Event Address:

105 Casey Road


East Amherst, NY
Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Phone: Call 716-332-4170 or Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Event: 

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Parent Network of Western New York presents the workshop Self-Directed Services on Thursday, Sept. 28 from 7 to 8:45 p.m. In this workshop individual's 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 services 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 about the terms employer, budget authority, and what the roles of the start-up broker, support broker and more will play in Self-Directed Services.

   

This workshop is free to attend, RSVP by calling 716-332-4170 or email

   

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Workshop: Overview of Special Education

Date of Event: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 8:00 PM

Location:

Wyoming County Ag and Business Center


Event Address:

36 Center Street


Warsaw, NY
Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Phone: Call: 716-332-4170 or Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Event:

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Parent Network of Western New York presents the workshop Overview of Special Education on Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. What is special education and where do you start? Participants will learn the steps in the special education process and learn what to expect at meetings of the Committee on Special Education (CSE) (Preschool-CPSE). Families will learn to be an active part of the process and walk away with resources for the future.

   

This workshop is free to attend, RSVP by calling 716-332-4170 or email info@parentnetworkwny.org.

 

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Workshop: The Nurtured Heart Approach

Date of Event: October 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2017
Start Time: 5:30 PM | End Time: 8:30 PM

Location:

Lancaster Youth Bureau


Event Address:

200 Oxford Avenue


Lancaster, NY
Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Phone: Call: 716-332-4170 or Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Parent Network of Western New York presents the workshop series The Nurtured Heart Approach, this four part series takes place on Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The Nurtured Heart Approach is a powerful tool that will transform a difficult child and build you up as a family member o professional. Participants will walk away with strategies and tools to increase success in all areas of life.

   

This workshop is free to attend, RSVP by calling 716-332-4170 or email info@parentnetworkwny.org.

   

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Workshop: All About Me

Date of Event: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 8:00 PM

Location:

BPS #206 South Park High School


Event Address:

150 Southside Parkway


Buffalo, NY
Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Phone: ​Call: 716-332-4170 or Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Event: 

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Parent Network of Western New York presents the workshop All About Me on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. This workshop is to assist parents in creating a profile for their child with developmental disabilities. The workshop will help parents focus on the strengths and needs of their child and how to share this information with bus drivers; lunch room monitors; teachers and other community members who are interactive in a child's daily life.

   

This workshop is free to attend, RSVP by calling 716-332-4170 or email info@parentnetworkwny.org.

   

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Training: Safe and Sound: Community Autism Awareness

Date of Event: Monday, October 16, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM | End Time: 9:00 PM

Location:

Cayuga Onondaga BOCES


Event Address:

1879 West Genesee Street Rd.


Auburn, NY
Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Diane Van Derwater Phone: Call 585-919-2148 or Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Event: 

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Ontario Arc presents Safe and Sound: Community Autism Awareness on Monday, Oct. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. This is an informal presentation provided by experienced professionals to help prepare families who have a loved one with Autism when they encounter first responders and to instruct them on what they can do in emergency situations.

   

Space is limited, please RSVP to Diane Van Derwater by calling 585-919-2148 or email dvanderwater@ontarioarc.org.

   

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Western Region 2017 Youth & Family Conference

Date of Event: Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Location:

Genesee Community College


Event Address:

1 College Rd.


Batavia, NY
Event Cost:
Contact Person: Phone:

Event:

Children's Mental Health Coalition of Western New York & Finger Lakes Parent Network Youth Programs's Western Region 2017 Youth & Family Conference will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21. Presentations will include Conflict Resolution by Willie Tyrone Elliott and Coping Skills for Anxiety by Michael G. Kephart.

   

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Surrounding Yourself with Support

Date of Event: Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
Start Time: 9:00 AM | End Time: 1:30 PM

Location:

Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES
Educational Services Center


Event Address:

3599 Big Ridge Road


Spencerport, NY
Event Cost: FREE
Contact Person: Phone: Call 585-461-8830 or 716-532-5522 ext. 2303 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Family Support Services Advisory Council presents the information session Surrounding Yourself with Support on Friday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. This information session is for those with a family member with a developmental disability living at home that exhibits challenging behavior. This free event will be presented by Mike Kephart from Ontario ARC and Nick Ziemann and Maureen Chaffer from Mary Cariola Children's Center. Participants will understand how stress shapes behavior, learn techniques for stress reduction, learn practical strategies to manage a child's behavior and explore ways to ensure safety in their environment.

   

All parents are welcome to attend and professional may attend if accompanied by a parent. Please register by Oct. 27 by emailing region1fss@opwdd.ny.gov or call 585-461-8830 or 716-532-5522 ext. 2303. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

   

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