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08/22/2015, Saturday
Sensory Friendly Film
Underdogs
Time: 10 a.m.
 
Location: AMC Maple Ridge 8
Address:4276 Maple Rd, Ste C
 Amherst, NY 14226
 
Cost: $5.50
 
AMC Entertainment and the Autism Society of America have teamed up to bring families affected by autism a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis. With Sensory Friendly Films, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down. You are able to bring your own snacks for special diets. The "Silence is Golden" policy is not enforces. The kids are free to move around and make noise as long as it is safe for everyone. It is a great way to enjoy a movie for anyone, not just people with ASD.
 
For tickets to this unique experience, please visit the theater's box office the day of the event.

  
Links :Sensory Friendly Films AMC link



09/10/2015, Thursday
Northtown Parent Support Coffee
Autism Society of WNY
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Sweet Charlottes
Address:10255 Main Street, Suite 9, (Corner of Shisler and Main)
 Clarence, NY 14031
 
Cost: Free
 
Come and have some adult conversation with other parents of special needs children. Be able to sit and relax and have a cup of coffee and chat with other parents.

Sweet Charlotte's is a safe and fun place for kids to play. If you have little ones at home that can play independently while you chat in the same area you are welcome to bring them. Please be considerate and do not bring your child if they are sick.
 
We are asking if you could please RSVP and let us know if you are bringing children and their ages.

RSVP: (716) 633-2275 or info@autismwny.org. Day of event call (716) 352-1512 or 863-4542

  
Links :Sweet Charlottes



09/24/2015, Thursday
Southtown Parent Support Group Coffee
Autism Society of WNY
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Sandy Crawford's House
Address:204 Treehaven Rd.
 East Aurora, NY 14052
 
Cost: Free
 
Come and have some adult conversation with other parents of special needs children. Be able to sit and relax and have a cup of coffee and chat with other parents.
 
RSVP: (716) 633-2275 or info@autismwny.org. Day of event call (716 )352-1512.
  





Buffalo NY Areagoto top
08/03/2015, Monday
Social Skills Group
People Inc.
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: People Inc. Recruitment Office (Corner of Millersport & Addison)
Address:692 Millersport Highway
 Amherst, NY 14226
 
Cost: Free (Must be OPWDD Eligible)
 
Mondays and Wednesdays:
August 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

Free four week social skills program focused on building positive social skills, healthy relationships, and community engagement.

Participants must be between the ages of 7 and 10, be eligible for services through OPWDD, and reside in the community.
 
To enroll, contact: Christine Battaglia @ (716)880-3838 or Sherece Wildman @ (716)880-3748
  



08/05/2015, Wednesday
Front Door & Self-Directed Services
Parent Network of WNY
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 
Location: Developmental Disability Regional Office
Address:1200 East and West Road
 West Seneca, NY 14224
 
Cost: Free
 
In this workshop individuals, families and caregivers will learn what OPWDD funded self-directed services are and how they work. Participants develop a basic understanding of creating an initial service plan for the individual with a developmental disability, identify what their responsibilities will be and who they will be working with during the process. Key terms and functions regarding self-directed services like employer and budget authority, start-up broker, support broker and more will be discussed.
 
To register phone 716-332-4170, 866-277-4762 toll free, or on-line www.parentnetworkwny.org.
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



08/11/2015, Tuesday
2015 Family Conference
For Families of Students with Special Needs and Disabilities
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 
Location: West Hertel Academy
Address:School #94, 489 Hertel Avenue
 Buffalo, NY 14207
 
Cost: Free to attend. All are welcome.
 
Graduation Begins with Kindergarten
The Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) provides support to parents, grandparents and foster parents with special needs.
Sessions for Grades K-12 Topics include:
Services available in Buffalo Public Schools
Transition to Kindergarten
Pathways to Graduation-What to Know Now
Supports after High School
 
Sign-up Now!
Call: 716-332-4170
Email: plk@parentnetworkwny.org
Online: www.parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



08/14/2015, Friday
Au-Some Evenings
Explore & More Children's Museum
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Explore & More Children's Museum
Address:300 Gleed Street
 East Aurora, NY 14052
 
Cost: No cost to families and children.
 
The second Friday of the month, Au-Some Evenings give children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, their friends and family an opportunity to play and learn together in an understanding and supportive environment. Children will have access to the museum and Imagination Playground blocks for more physically active play. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
 
Space is limited so reservations are essential. Please call Peg at (716) 332-4170 to secure your spot!

Many thanks to our partners: The Exceptional Education Department at Buffalo State, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, and The Children's Guild Foundation.
  
Links :Au-some Evenings at Explore and More



08/22/2015, Saturday
Improving Communication Skills
S.T.A.R.: Support, Training and Respite @ The Summit Center
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
Location: The Summit Center
Address:150 Stahl Road
 Getzville, NY 14068
 
Cost: Free (Must be OPWDD Eligible)
 
This two-hour parent and caregiver program includes a 30-minute information session and 1 1/2-hour facilitated support group. Sessions will be conducted by a Master's level professional and/or Board Certified Behavior Analyst. You may register for multiple sessions.
Must meet OPWDD eligibility requirements to participate.

 
Upon completion of on two-hour session, you will be eligible for additional group respite hours which will be provided at The Summit Center during the summer break period. Times and dates to be announced. A limited number of additional training may be offered to families based on trainer evaluation.

On-site respite will be provided for your child with special needs and one sibling.

Contact Bev Hill, Program Assistant @716-799-8137
  
Downloads :S.T.A.R. @ The Summit Center



08/22/2015, Saturday
Hawaiian Luau Picnic
Saint Bernadette Parish Open Doors Committee
Time: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
 
Location: Saint Bernadette Parish
Address:5980 South Abbott Road
 Orchard Park, NY 14127
 
Cost: Free
 
Saint Bernadette Parish invites people with disabilities and their families to a Hawaiian Luau Picnic. Tropical Bingo; dancing to include YMCA, Chicken Dance, Hokey Pokey and Limbo Stick and hot dogs and drinks. Add to our summertime banquet by bringing you favorite food to share.
 
If attending, please call Heidi at 646-0792 by Saturday, August 8, 2015.
  



08/29/2015, Saturday
Family Camp Day Conference
Presented by ARC of Orleans County and Parent Network of WNY
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
Location: ARC Camp Rainbow
Address:2272 Yates-Carlton Townline Road
 Albion, NY 14111-0439
 
Cost: FREE but registration by August 7, 2015 is required.
 
Session 1
OPWDD Front Door Session or Guardianship & Supported Decision Making
Session 2
Transitioning to Adulthood or Transitioning from Summer to Back to School
Session 3
Diploma Options for Students with IEP's or Transitioning to Adulthood
Kid's Agenda
Session 1
Group One-Kick Ball and Group Two-Arts and Crafts
Session 2
Group One-Arts & Crafts and Kick Ball
Session 3
Group One-Bubbles and Board Games and Group Two-Board Games and Bubbles.
 
For more information to http://parentnetworkwny.org/workshops-and-events/events-calendar/
  
Links :Family Day Conference



09/26/2015, Saturday
Planning for Adulthood
S.T.A.R.: Support, Training and Respite @ The Summit Center
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
Location: The Summit Center
Address:150 Stahl Road
 Getzville, NY 14068
 
Cost: Free (Must be OPWDD Eligible)
 
This two-hour parent and caregiver program includes a 30-minute information session and 1 1/2-hour facilitated support group. Sessions will be conducted by a Master's level professional and/or Board Certified Behavior Analyst. You may register for multiple sessions.
Must meet OPWDD eligibility requirements to participate.

 
Upon completion of on two-hour session, you will be eligible for additional group respite hours which will be provided at The Summit Center during the summer break period. Times and dates to be announced. A limited number of additional training may be offered to families based on trainer evaluation.

On-site respite will be provided for your child with special needs and one sibling.

Contact Bev Hill, Program Assistant @ 716-799-8137
  
Downloads :S.T.A.R. @ The Summit Center





Webinarsgoto top
12/31/2016, Saturday
Nutritional and Dietary Interventions for ASD with
James Adams
Time: Webinar
 
Location: Webinar
Address:Webinar
 Webinar
 
Cost: N/A
 
Nutritional and Dietary Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder – A Randomized, Controlled 12-Month Trial of a Combination of Six Treatments
  
Links :James B. Adams, PhD, PhD





Slides from some Great Presentationsgoto top
12/31/2015, Thursday
Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D.; A Fresh Look At Autism
Slides from the April 2015 Conference - Part 1
Time: Anytime
 
Location: N/A
Address:N/A
 N/A
 
Cost: Free
 
Here are the slides from our spring conference with Dr. Herbert.
  
Downloads :Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D Slides from 4/2015 Part 1



12/31/2015, Thursday
Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D.; A Fresh Look At Autism
Slides from the April 2015 Conference - Part 2
Time: Anytime
 
Location: N/A
Address:N/A
 N/A
 
Cost: Free
 
Here are the slides from Part 2 of Dr. Herbert's presentation.
  
Downloads :Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D Slides from 4/2015 Part 2





Dunkirk/Jamestown Areagoto top
08/08/2015, Saturday
Jamestown Sensory Friendly Film
Movies @ The Reg - Babe
Time: 2:00 p.m.
 
Location: The Reg Lenna Center For The Arts
Address:116 East Third Street
 Jamestown, NY 14701
 
Cost: All seats are $5
 
During this screening, the auditorium lights and sound will be kept low to accommodate the needs of patrons with sensory issues.

Concession items are available individually at full price or five for $5.
  
Links :Movies @ the Reg





Niagara Countygoto top
08/26/2015, Wednesday
Understanding Special Education
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Niagara Wheatfield Community Center
Address:2790 Church Road
 North Tonawanda, NY 14120
 
Cost: Free
 
What is special education and where do you start? Participants will learn the steps in the special education process and learn what to expect at meetings of the Committee on Special Education (CSE) (Preschool-CPSE). Families will learn to be an active part of the process and walk away with resources for the future.
 
RSVP by phone or online:
(716) 332-4170 phone; 1-866-277-4762 toll free; www.parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshops