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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.
April 6, 2016 2:44pm Professional Culinary Academy Commercial Cooking Program Our next class begins on May 5th.
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 10:36am NFTA Metro Rider Alert: Route 11 - Colvin Routing Changes Effective Sunday, March 6, 2016, changes to the route 11 Colvin bus
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 10:09am People Inc.'s Afternoon Respite Program Seeks Program Instructors Seeking program instructors for our Southtowns Afternoon Respite program
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