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Special Programs

Find information about special programs that are offered for students with disabilities.   
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Access Passes

Access passes permits individuals with disabilities, as defined on the applications, free or discounted use of state parks, national parks, historic sites, recreational facilities, music/arts as noted on the specific pass application.  The pass holder may have free or discounted use of facilities, for which there is normally a charge.  View the individual websites for additional information and applications.

NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Access Pass

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass

Arts Services Initiative of WNY, ARTS Access Pass

A Mother's Rest
Our mission is to improve the emotional and physical health of caregivers through proactive, restorative, respite opportunities.

Buddy Cruise
Buddy Cruise, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit founded in 2008 by 2 siblings in honor of their brother who has Down Syndrome.  Our annual conference at sea is a unique event with something for all ages and abilities.  Presenters address a wide range of disability related topics during interactive workshops.  Our events are supportive of families touched by all disabilities.  Our mission is to provide educational opportunities and resources for families, while promoting awareness, acceptance, and inclusion for individuals with Down syndrome and Developmental Delay through unique venues.

DriveOn is the only driving school in Upstate New York that helps people of all ages and abilities to drive safely and confidently.  Whether your goal is to obtain or retain a driver's license, our driver specialists will train you in a full range of roadway events.

New York State Transition Partners
A collaboration of Starbridge, The Parent Network of WNY, and INCLUDEnyc: Informaton and resources for young adults with disabilities and their families on their way to adulthood in New York State.  Practical strategies to help achieve financial stability, meaningful employment, and post-secondary education.  

Project SEARCH
WNY Project SEARCH Collaborative is a business-led partnership which offers a school-to-work program alternative for students with disabilities who are in their last year of high school.  The program is provided by Beechwood Continuing Care in conjunction with Erie 1 BOCES, Aspire of WNY and Summit Educational Resources.