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August 25, 2016 11:49am 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 23, 2016 2:12pm NFTA RIDER ALERT Allen Medical Campus Station Closed Nightly 8/22-8/26.
August 22, 2016 2:23pm 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 12:27pm 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 19, 2016 9:00am The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, Inc. (SANYS) is looking for a new Administrative Director. The Administrative Director Position is based in the Capital District in Schenectady, NY.
August 18, 2016 2:56pm Deaf Access Services Offering Eight Week Sign Language Classes from 9/12/16-11/2/16 Registration deadline is Friday, September 9, 2016.
August 18, 2016 10:35am 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.
August 16, 2016 11:19am People Inc. Agency News August 2016
August 16, 2016 8:49am WNY ADAPTIVE WATER SPORTS 2016 PROGRAMS Make your reservations NOW! Sailing, Fishing, Waterskiing, Paddling & Scuba at no cost to vets and other individuals with disabilities!
July 26, 2016 10:26am American with Disability Act 26th Anniversary Festivities Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act is cause for celebration in Buffalo.
July 26, 2016 9:36am 10 Things to Know about the ADA and Beyond Disability Connection July 2016 Newsletter
July 13, 2016 10:34am 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 29, 2016 10:02am “In Celebration of Down Syndrome” Visit “In Celebration of Down Syndrome” Exhibit at the Museum of DisABILITY History
June 17, 2016 3:45pm NFTA SUMMER ROUTE CHANGES NFTA RIDER ALERTS, EFFECTIVE JUNE 19TH
June 15, 2016 2:22pm Summer Fun for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders This guide is supported by a grant from the Family Support Services program through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, the Collaboration for Autism Support and Education (CASE) and The Children’s Guild Foundation Autism Spectrum Disorder Center at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
June 13, 2016 12:00pm Professional Culinary Academy Commercial Cooking Program Our next class begins on August 29th.
June 13, 2016 11:53am Another Voice: Discrimination slows treatment of mental illness The Buffalo News, June 11, 2016
June 1, 2016 11:54am Developmentally disabled New Yorkers face residential crunch What happens once their parents are gone?
May 31, 2016 10:19am 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!
May 26, 2016 1:30pm Museum of DisABILITY History-May, 2016, Newsletter An online update on the new horizons being reached at the museum.
May 20, 2016 2:44pm WNY Partnership Coalition Annual Report 2016 Annual Report
May 13, 2016 2:11pm Gliding Stars of WNY Gliding Stars is an adaptive ice skating program for children and adults with disabilities.
April 28, 2016 12:46pm HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM-COOLING ASSISTANCE Home Energy Assistance Program- Cooling Assistance, is available beginning May 2, 2016. The program will close on August 31, 2016, or earlier, if funding is exhausted.
March 21, 2016 11:36am "The Word "Disability' " By US Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez
March 10, 2016 4:02pm Open Doors Peer Program Open Doors Peer Program is looking for self-advocates and people with developmental disabilities to serve as paid Peers at local Independent Living Centers (ILCs) across the state.
March 2, 2016 9:32am 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 3:09pm Social Security Income for children with ASDs and/or other disabilities See if your family might be eligible for assistance
February 29, 2016 3:06pm 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 3:03pm 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 3:00pm 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 3:00pm 10 Things You Should Know about Social Security Benefits Tips and information from Disability.gov
February 29, 2016 10:31am 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 10:30am Bornhava Wow Moms! Open to all women who care for a child with special needs
February 29, 2016 10:27am Bornhava Men's Forum A place for male caregivers of children with special needs
February 29, 2016 10:22am Statler Center Helps Blind and Visually Impaired Adults & Physically Disabled Veterans Statler offers a comprehensive curriculum adapted for persons with disabilities
February 29, 2016 10:19am 25 years after landmark Americans With Disabilities Act, efforts to aid the disabled continue Changes sought in employment, independent living
February 29, 2016 10:17am 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 10:13am People Inc. Offers After School Care for Young People with Developmental Disabilites Designed for Young People with Developmental Disabilities
February 29, 2016 10:07am 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 10:07am 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 5:16pm Early Childhood Direction Center Our group serves as both a parent/guardian support group and a child play group
February 26, 2016 5:15pm 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 5:13pm The Learning Center Adult Education Classes Adult Education classes for adults with a learning disability
February 26, 2016 5:12pm Family Support Services Family Support Services Coordinators are available to help families access Family Support Services
February 26, 2016 5:11pm 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 5:10pm Starlight Studio Gift Store Unique merchandise featuring Starlight artists' art