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August 10, 2018 8:50am NFTA RIDER ALERT Allen Station elevator out of service.
August 9, 2018 9:52am Northeast ADA Disaster Readiness Resources by the National Organization on Disability Steps that individuals with disabilities can take to be prepared for a disaster.
July 13, 2018 1:04pm Local Disability Museum Makes List of Worldwide Inspirational Destinations Visit website to view
July 6, 2018 12:02pm Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Cooling Assistance Benefit You may be eligible to receive a free air conditioner.
June 25, 2018 1:57pm NFTA-METRO Rider Alert University Station Elevator OUT OF SERVICE
June 13, 2018 9:40am WWYDDRO FRONT DOOR INFORMATION SESSIONS July through September Schedule
May 24, 2018 12:32pm Would you like to participate in a focus group that would help prevent people with disabilities from experiencing abuse? For more information, please contact the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention
May 22, 2018 9:05am Statler Center Helps Blind and Visually Impaired Adults & Physically Disabled Veterans Statler offers a comprehensive curriculum adapted for persons with disabilities
April 10, 2018 9:45am Jewish Community Center's Au-Some Swimmers Program Learn to swim program for children with autism spectrum disorders.
April 6, 2018 9:23am Chuck E. Cheese now offers a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Children with autism and special needs can have a fun filled visit on the first Sunday of every month.
March 28, 2018 10:28am The Arc of Erie County's After School Program for Students with Developmental Disabilities Open to students in Cheektowaga/Cheektowaga Sloan/Cleve-Hill & Maryvale school districts.
March 22, 2018 9:41am National Statler Center Vocational Training See website for further information.
February 28, 2018 3:15pm Parent/Family Small Group Conversations For Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities
February 9, 2018 11:06am 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 10:51am Starlight Studio & Art Gallery Updated: 2018 Exhibit Schedule See list of the 2018 Exhibition Series.
January 29, 2018 10:17am 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 16, 2018 11:09am 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 3:36pm Starlight Studio and Gallery SIDE BY EACH 2018 Exhibition Series See 2018 schedule.
January 9, 2018 10:13am "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 13, 2017 12:51pm 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.
August 8, 2017 10:48am 7 facts about Americans with disabilities Click on link to view
June 27, 2017 8:49am 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 8:40am Service Dog Etiquette Dear Abby Article of 6/22/17.
June 27, 2017 8:16am 10 Job Interview Tips For (And By) Young People with Disabilities You Tube Video
May 25, 2017 12:32pm Free/Reduced Fee Sporting Licenses New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
May 22, 2017 8:59am 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 10:26am 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 12:57pm House Passes Health Care Bill Alarming Disability Advocates by Michelle Diament | May 4, 2017 disabilityscoop - The Premier Source for Developmental Disability News
April 5, 2017 10:08am 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 2, 2017 11:40am 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 1:37pm Housing Crisis for People with Developmental Disabilities WIVB-TV Channel 4 Special Report
December 6, 2016 10:47am 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 3:52pm Gliding Stars Adaptive Ice Skating Programs Provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to increase their personal potential through ice skating programs.
August 18, 2016 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.
June 1, 2016 11:54am Developmentally disabled New Yorkers face residential crunch What happens once their parents are gone?
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 3:00pm 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 10:19am 25 years after landmark Americans With Disabilities Act, efforts to aid the disabled continue Changes sought in employment, independent living
February 29, 2016 10:13am 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 5:12pm Family Support Services Family Support Services Coordinators are available to help families access Family Support Services
February 26, 2016 5:10pm Starlight Studio Gift Store Unique merchandise featuring Starlight artists' art