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Parent Resources

Helpful links for parents 
  • Talking to children about death
  • ABC Therapeutics - Occupational therapy and hand rehabilitation services
  • ADDRESS, Inc.  - Resources, education and support services for those affected by ADHD
  • Autistic Services, Inc. - Delivers a range of individualized services to people with autism spectrum disorders
  • Baker Victory Services - Non-profit agency providing a range of services for children, youth and families in need
  • Bornhava - Bornhava is a not-for-profit, early childhood environment that works to enable children with developmental disabilities to maximize their potential.  
  • Buffalo Alliance for Education - Building and supporting relationships among business, community and schools in WNY
  • Buffalo Public Schools/UB Special Ed. Collaboration - Information and resources for parents/teachers of children in special education programs in WNY 
  • Care Management Coalition of WNY - A collaboration of agencies sharing resources to improve and ensure the quality of care for children and families in need.
  • Center for Children & Families - A clinic and research center providing family and school centered treatment for children with ADHD and other behavioral and learning problems.
  • Child & Family Services - The agency provides children, adults, families and businesses with a vast array of mental health and human service programs
  • Children's Growth Foundation - The Children's Growth Foundation (CGF) is an independent, non-profit organization that supports children with growth disorders by providing for the whole child
  • Coalition of Adoption and Foster Family Agencies (CAFFA) - Agencies providing foster care and adoption services in WNY organized to support and enhance the delivery of quality adoption service to families and children
  • DD Info Link  An online, searchable directory of programs specifically designed for people with developmental disabilities, their family members and service providers.
  • Developmental Disability Alliance of WNY (DDAWNY) - A collaborative group of member voluntary agencies that provide services to people with developmental disabilities
  • DisAbility News & Views Radio Show - Public radio show dedicated to topics relevan to children with special needs and their families
  • Disabled Dealer Magazine  Provides people with disabilities and the elderly access to new and pre-owned adaptive equipment, services, resources, and events throughout the area
  • Early Childhood Direction Center - A program to help parents of children with special needs friom birth to age five
  • EPIC - Every Person Influences Children - Provides programs and resources for parents, teachers and school personnel that help adults raise responsible and successful children
  • Erie County Department of Mental Health - Planning, directing, coordinating, and monitoring programs of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation involving mental health, mental retardation-developmental disabilities
  • Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy(SMA)  - To help families cope with SMA through information, support and research
  • Family Voices Network of Erie County -   Family Voices Network of Erie County is a system of care for children and youth experiencing serious emotional, social and/or behavioral challenges.
  • Gateway-Longview -  Provides a continuum of treatment services for children, youth, and families facing behavioral, emotional or educational difficulties.
  • Heritage Centers - Provides an array of services to students with special needs aged birth to 21 years and their families
  • Kaleida Health Library - Dedicated to meeting the complete information needs of affiliated health care providers and their patients
  • KenTon SEPTSA - Special Education Parent Teacher Student Association in the Ken-Ton school district.  
  • Main Mobility - Assists families of those with physical disabilities in converting vehicles, finding equipment, making adaptations to enhance independence
  • Neighborhood Legal Services - Provides free legal services to persons with low-income and persons with disabilities
  • New Directions - Non-Profit Agency that helps children with emotional and behavioral problems, along with their families
  • Parent Network of WNY - Supporting families and professionals to empower individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential.
  • People Inc. - WNY's leading non-profit human services agency providing a variety of services to help seniors, families and people with disabilities live more healthy, independent and productive lives.  
  • Summit Educational Resources - A private, not-for-profit organization that provides educational and therapeutic services to children with learning, communication and behavioral challenges
  • The Independence Foundation - Providing support and assistance to individuals with physical disabilities so that they may live independent, self-directed lives
  • Western Region Parent Teacher Association (PTA) - A branch of the New York State PTA®; covers  Erie (with the exception of the City of Tonawanda and Grand Island), Genesee and Wyoming counties
  • WNY Collegiate Consortium of Disability Advocates - A group of education professionals, community and government agency representatives who are directly involved in working with students with disabilities
  • WNY Disabilities Forum - Provides links to a variety of resources for parents of children with special needs
  • WNY Independent Living Project - A multi-cultural, grassroots, peer directed, civil rights organization that provides a full range of assistance, programs and services to enhance the quality of life for all individuals with disabilities

STATE RESOURCES


NATIONAL RESOURCES

  • Autism Information Center - Provides links to information and resources about autism
  • Autism Speaks - Goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders through research, raising public awareness and supporting families.
  • Bridges for Kids - A non-profit parent organization providing a comprehensive system of information and referral for parents of children from birth through transition to adult life
  • Council for Exceptional Children - Dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted
  • Disabilities Resources - A nonprofit organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently
  • Families & Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE) - A partnership that aims to improve the educational outcomes for children with disabilities 
  • Family Center on Technology and Disability - A resource on the subject of assistive technologies designed to support organizations and programs that work with families of children and youth with disabilities
  • Foster Parent Information - Training; share information between foster, adoptive families, and all other professions working with abused and neglected children
  • IDEA Partnership - The IDEA Partnership is dedicated to improving outcomes for students and youth with disabilities by joining state agencies and stakeholders through shared work and learning
  • International Dyslexic Association - A non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them
  • Jib Lubin's disability Resources - Provides links to various information and resources about disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities Association of America - The largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities  
  • Learning Disabilities - The world's leading web site on learning disabilities and ADHD, providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD  
  • National Center on Dispute Resolution (CADRE) - Supports parents, educators and administrators to benefit from the full continuum of dispute resolution options
  • National Clearinghouse on Educational Facilities Accessibility in Schools - List of links, books, and journal articles on how school buildings and grounds can accommodate students with disabilities 
  • National Council on Disabilities - An independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress to enhance the quality of life for all Americans with disabilities and their families
  • National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) -  
  • National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) - The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through national leadership in education, research and advocacy
  • National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) - Provides information to the nation on programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities
  • National Organization of Rare Diseases -  A unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them
  • National Parent Information Network -  Educational software and services for middle school, high school, and college students
  • Non-Verbal Learning Disorder Association - a non-profit corporation dedicated to research, education, and advocacy for nonverbal learning disorders
  • Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights Center (PACER) - Expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families
  • Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) - Virginia?s parent education, support, training and information center committed to helping children with disabilities, their families and the professionals who serve them
  • Public Education Network - A national association of local education funds and individuals working to advance public school reform in low-income communities across our country
  • Schwab Learning - A nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing reliable, parent-friendly information from experts and parents