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February 9, 2018 10:06am Web Accessibility Initiative: Strategies, guidelines, resources to make the Web accessible to people with disabilities How to Make Presentations Accessible to All.
February 6, 2018 9:51am Starlight Studio & Art Gallery Updated: 2018 Exhibit Schedule See list of the 2018 Exhibition Series.
January 29, 2018 9:17am disability scoop Newsletter: Caregivers Act President Donald Trump signed legislation this week known as the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage, or RAISE Family Caregivers Act.
January 18, 2018 3:06pm Care Coordination Organizations A Few Questions & Answers...
January 16, 2018 2:58pm Check out the new Statler website with updated course and calendar information! The next full session will be the Spring 2018 session with On-line courses beginning April 24, 2018 and In-house courses beginning May 1, 2018.
January 16, 2018 10:09am Three peer mental health organizations to begin a Crisis Diversion Program An alternative to the E.R. , the “Living Room” has been established by E. C. mental health agencies: Mental Health PEER Connection (MHPC), Restoration Society, Inc. (RSI), and HousingOptions Made Equal.
January 11, 2018 2:36pm Starlight Studio and Gallery SIDE BY EACH 2018 Exhibition Series See 2018 schedule.
January 11, 2018 12:48pm A FREE six-week workshop series for older adults who have a chronic condition or are caring for someone who does To register, please sign up online at ceacw.org or call 716.773.0907.
January 10, 2018 2:20pm National Statler Center for Careers in Hospitality Service's next session begins on January 25, 2018. Business Fundamentals, Telecommunications or Hospitality courses.
January 9, 2018 9:13am "Believe in yourself and believe you can do it" Sujeet Desai, Motivational Speaker and Musician, Interview on WKBW (Channel 7 News), Jan. 8, 2018.
December 26, 2017 12:40pm Mental Health Awareness AM Buffalo segment of December 21, 2017 regarding Mental Health Awareness.
December 13, 2017 11:51am The National Statler Center program located in Buffalo, NY. offers a variety of options for vocational training with placement outcomes for those who are seeking competitive, integrated employment. Please take a moment to watch a brief video about us.
December 7, 2017 12:14pm From The New York Times: I Use a Wheelchair. And Yes, I’m Your Doctor. Cheri A. Blauwet (@CheriBlauwetMD), an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School tells her story.
November 27, 2017 2:42pm NFTA Rider Alert
August 8, 2017 9:48am 7 facts about Americans with disabilities Click on link to view
July 26, 2017 10:59am Happy 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)! Learn more, find resources, and sign the pledge!
July 11, 2017 10:49am NFTA Awards People Inc.’s Carpet Cleaning Done Right Enterprise w/ Contract to Clean Buffalo Niagara International Airport The contract agreement is an example of how People Inc.’s Vocational Services Program is expanding its business enterprise externally.
July 11, 2017 10:00am Home Fire Preparedness Campaign American Red Cross will install FREE smoke alarms.
June 27, 2017 10:35am 2017 Solicitation Announcement for Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (Section 5310) See Governor Cuomo’s announcement regarding the availability of Section 5310 funding.
June 27, 2017 7:49am A Few Things You Might Not Know About: Accessible Parking Webinar, presented by the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center Webinar of May 9, 2017. Click on link to view the archived webinar (via Blackboard Collaborate Version 12.6 Webinar platform), the webinar transcript, and webinar handouts.
June 27, 2017 7:40am Service Dog Etiquette Dear Abby Article of 6/22/17.
June 27, 2017 7:16am 10 Job Interview Tips For (And By) Young People with Disabilities You Tube Video
May 25, 2017 11:32am Free/Reduced Fee Sporting Licenses New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
May 22, 2017 7:59am If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction call 24 hours a day to get help. Call Crisis Services at 716-831-7007
May 18, 2017 9:26am People Inc Awarded the WNY Partnership Coalition Award at DD Day WNYIL awarded honor at th 2017 Developmental Disabilities Day Event on May 18th at the Niagara Falls Convention Center
May 5, 2017 11:57am House Passes Health Care Bill Alarming Disability Advocates by Michelle Diament | May 4, 2017 disabilityscoop - The Premier Source for Developmental Disability News
April 24, 2017 8:38am The Miracle League of WNY Beeper Baseball for the Visually Impaired Everyone deserves the opportunity to play ball!
April 11, 2017 7:50am WNY Sisters to Support Women Hurt by Mental Health Industry Amherst Bee article, 4/5/17
April 5, 2017 9:08am TRAID Program Announces New Equipment Exchange Program 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
March 29, 2017 9:15am 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.
March 2, 2017 10:40am If it looks like a service dog and acts like a service dog, is it? WIVB-Channel 4 and Erie Co. Office for People with Disabilities, Ex. Dir., Frank Cammarata address service dog issues.
March 1, 2017 12:37pm Housing Crisis for People with Developmental Disabilities WIVB-TV Channel 4 Special Report
February 28, 2017 8:31am Couple With Down Syndrome Just Celebrated 22 Years of Marital Bliss Click on link to read complete article.
December 6, 2016 9:47am 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.
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 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?
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 2:00pm 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 4:12pm Family Support Services Family Support Services Coordinators are available to help families access Family Support Services
February 26, 2016 4:10pm Starlight Studio Gift Store Unique merchandise featuring Starlight artists' art