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November 28, 2016 10:56am USING NEW YORK’S JOB BANK Whether you have lost your job or are looking for your next promotion, we can help you with your job search by using our website.
November 17, 2016 9:13am Kaleida Health Looking for Part Time Caregivers To perform care & skill building assistance to an individual with a developmental disability.
November 9, 2016 1:43pm The Western New York Collegiate Consortium and Disability Advocates (WNY CCDA) is interested in increasing it's involvement in WNY school districts. Please take a moment to view the website.
November 1, 2016 8:29am First Responders Disability Awareness Training November Newsletter
September 12, 2016 8:37am Another Voice: Direct support professionals deserve recognition by Rhonda Frederick. Buffalo News article of September 9, 2016.
August 30, 2016 1:38pm McDonald's Employee With Down Syndrome Retires After 32 Years ABC ACTION NEWS
August 29, 2016 2:52pm Gliding Stars Adaptive Ice Skating Programs Provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to increase their personal potential through ice skating programs.
August 25, 2016 10:49am The New York Times-"Becoming Disabled" by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson This is the first essay in a weekly series by and about people living with disabilities.
August 22, 2016 1:23pm Mental Health First Aid course educates local court system personnel on signs, stigmas The Erie County Department of Mental Health hosted an all-day training program that will help many working within the justice system to better recognize the presence of mental illness in many who pass through.
August 22, 2016 11:27am Video by WGRZ.Channel 2-FINDING A NEW WAY ON WATER SKIS Western New York Adaptive Water Sports offers equal access to waterfront and waterfront activities to people of all abilities, disabled, disadvantaged.
August 18, 2016 9:35am Regulations Broaden Who’s Covered Under ADA The U.S. Department of Justice is issuing new regulations significantly expanding who’s covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
July 13, 2016 9:34am Disability.gov Update: You Asked. We Acted. — Disability.gov’s New “Quick Links” In response to your requests, we have developed a new webpage of “quick links” and phone numbers so you can easily access the information and resources Disability.gov’s visitors are most often seeking
June 1, 2016 10:54am Developmentally disabled New Yorkers face residential crunch What happens once their parents are gone?
May 31, 2016 9:19am Successful Grand Opening for "In Celebration of Down Syndrome" The grand opening event for the Museum of disABILITY History's "In Celebration of Down Syndrome" exhibit, was a tremendous success!
March 21, 2016 10:36am "The Word "Disability' " By US Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez
March 2, 2016 8:32am 22 Respectful Ways to Respond When Someone Uses the R-Word We teamed up with Spread the Word to End the Word to ask our Facebook communities how they respond (respectfully) when that happens. These are just some of the great suggestions we received:
February 29, 2016 2:09pm Social Security Income for children with ASDs and/or other disabilities See if your family might be eligible for assistance
February 29, 2016 2:06pm OPWDD REGION 1 - Western Front Door Contact Front Door calls will be answered Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30am to 12:00 noon and 12:30pm to 4:00pm
February 29, 2016 2:03pm City of Buffalo's CodeRED community Notification Enrollment CodeRED is a new emergency notification service city officials can use to notify Buffalo residents and businesses about time-sensitive emergency situations or important community alerts
February 29, 2016 2:00pm New Website for Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCESS-VR) Serving the Education & Employment Needs of New York State's Adult Citizens
February 29, 2016 2:00pm 10 Things You Should Know about Social Security Benefits Tips and information from Disability.gov
February 29, 2016 9:31am Olmsted's 2-1-1 Western New York Olmsted's 2-1-1 Western New York will be the contracted provider for after hours Emergency Shelter placement from Erie County Department of Social Services.
February 29, 2016 9:30am Bornhava Wow Moms! Open to all women who care for a child with special needs
February 29, 2016 9:27am Bornhava Men's Forum A place for male caregivers of children with special needs
February 29, 2016 9:22am Statler Center Helps Blind and Visually Impaired Adults & Physically Disabled Veterans Statler offers a comprehensive curriculum adapted for persons with disabilities
February 29, 2016 9:19am 25 years after landmark Americans With Disabilities Act, efforts to aid the disabled continue Changes sought in employment, independent living
February 29, 2016 9:17am WGRZ: Developmental Disability Group Home Crisis Parents with developmentally disabled adult children sometimes wait for years for spaces to open up in group homes
February 29, 2016 9:13am People Inc. Offers After School Care for Young People with Developmental Disabilites Designed for Young People with Developmental Disabilities
February 29, 2016 9:07am Family Driven Planning Family Driven Planning is to help increase the support network for children and youth with developmental disabilities and their caregivers
February 29, 2016 9:07am 7 Things Parents of a Child with Special Needs Should Know The LDA of WNY offers information to help you gain a basic understanding of what is involved in the special education process
February 26, 2016 4:16pm Early Childhood Direction Center Our group serves as both a parent/guardian support group and a child play group
February 26, 2016 4:15pm Creating a Sensory Friendly Home Environment for Children on the Autism Spectrum Features you can add in your home to make it more comfortable for your child experiencing sensory sensitivities
February 26, 2016 4:13pm The Learning Center Adult Education Classes Adult Education classes for adults with a learning disability
February 26, 2016 4:12pm Family Support Services Family Support Services Coordinators are available to help families access Family Support Services
February 26, 2016 4:11pm TRAID-In Equipment Exchange Program Statewide service that connects individuals with disabilities searching for an affordable means to acquire needed devices with people who have devices they wish to sell or donate
February 26, 2016 4:10pm Starlight Studio Gift Store Unique merchandise featuring Starlight artists' art