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12/31/2014, Wednesday
Autism Society WNY Chapter FACEBOOK Page
Check it out anytime
Time: Anytime
 
Location: From your computer
Address:tablet
 or phone
 
Cost: Free
 
Check out our Facebook page now available. To access our Facebook Page, follow link below or search for "Autism Society WNY Chapter" from Facebook. We will post our events as well as share other events in the area. We will also share information and post from other Autism organizations that we feel you should know about. We will try to share what we feel is important without an overwhelming number of posts.
 
Please like us on Facebook
  
Links :Autism Society WNY New Facebook Page





Buffalo NY Areagoto top
11/25/2014, Tuesday
Game Night: Be Thankful Party
Exclusively for children with Asperger's, PDD-NOS or on the Autism Spectrum
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Lancaster Youth Bureau
Address:200 Oxford Avenue
 Lancaster, NY 14086
 
Cost: Free
 
Looking for a fun time?? Come join us. All ages K-12th grade. Activities include: Video Games; Arts and Crafts; Board Games; and Bingo. Bring your own game to share too! Bring a friend!
 
Parent Participation is Necessary and Important for this program!

Need more information? Contact: Tammy,tamderk@hotmail.com or Karen Schanne, 683-4444
  



12/01/2014, Monday
Niagara County Parent Support Group
Early Childhood Direction Center
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Wheatfield Community Center (Right off Niagara Falls Blvd.)
Address:2790 Church Road
 North Tonawanda, NY 14120
 
Cost: Free
 
Provides a welcoming environment for parents and other caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders to meet share experiences, ask questions and receive support.
 
RSVP to Attend: Please contact Early Childhood Direction (716) 880-3875 or email: ecdc@kaleidahealth.org
  
Links :Early Childhood Direction Center



12/02/2014, Tuesday
Self-Directed Services
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Lockport High School (Library)
Address:250 Lincoln Avenue
 Lockport, NY 14094
 
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.
 
Call, email or go online to register today: www.parentnetworkwny.org

(716) 332-4170 or plk@parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



12/02/2014, Tuesday
Psychological Testing for Special Education Services (East)
Buffalo Public Schools Series
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: True Bethel Baptist Church
Address:907 East Ferry Street
 Buffalo, NY
 
Cost: Free
 
This workshop will focus on basics of psychological testing and how it impacts special education decision making. Participants will learn what is involved in testing and what the results mean for them and their child.
 
Call, email or go online to register today: www.parentnetworkwny.org
(716) 332-4170 or plk@parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



12/05/2014, Friday
All About Autism-A Workshop for Parents, Families and Friends
CASE Workshop
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
Location: ECDC/People Inc. Building
Address:3131 Sheridan Dr
 Amherst, NY 14226
 
Cost: Free
 
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). What does that mean? Participants in this workshop will learn about supports and services available through school, doctors and other community resources and walk away with the information necessary to take the next steps toward success.
 
Call or go online to reserve your spot today!
(716) 332-4170 phone 1-866-277-4762 toll free
www.parentnetworkwny.org online
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



12/08/2014, Monday
Conversations on Learning Disabilities: Getting Along with Peers
Parent Network of WNY Workshop Series
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of WNY
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
Positively supporting your child with LD's ability to get along with peers.

With Dr. Mindy Scirri, Learning (Disability) Specialist and Assistant Professor of Education at Daemen College and Katie Badura, School Counselor at DeSales Catholic School.
 
RSVP: 716-332-4170 plk@parentnetwokwny.org Attention: Peg Kovach
  
Links :Parent Network of Western New York



12/09/2014, Tuesday
How Music Therapy can Benefit your child with special needs
Parenting Today Series
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of WNY
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
Music Therapy helps kids grow & develop through music. How? We use evidence-based therapeutic music interventions to assist in achieving developmental goals. In this workshop participants will gain a better understanding of the benefits of music therapy.
 
To register for this workshop call or go online today!
(716) 332-4170 phone or 1-866-4762 toll free
www.parentnetworkwny.org online
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



12/10/2014, Wednesday
Parent Group
For Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of Western New York/EPIC
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
This group provides a welcoming environment for parents and other caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders to meet, share experiences, ask questions and receive support.
 
R.S.V.P. to Attend: Please call (716) 878-7600 or e-mail: jmertz@kaleidahealth.org
  



12/11/2014, Thursday
Pathways to Graduation for NYS
Buffalo Public Schools Series
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Neighborhood Health Mattina Center
Address:300 Niagara Street
 Buffalo, NY 14201
 
Cost: Free
 
What does it mean to get a Regents diploma? A local diploma? An IEP diploma? A Skills or CDOS? What can you do? What can you not do? How much effort does it take? Can your child do the work? This workshop explores the options, and outlines the updates to NYS regulations.
 
Call, email or go online to register today:
www.parentnetworkwny.org
(716) 332-4170 or plk@parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



12/13/2014, Saturday
All About Autism-A Workshop for Parents, Families and Friends
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Niagara University
Address:St. Vincent's Hall, Room 407
 Niagara Falls, NY 14109
 
Cost: Free
 
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). What does that mean? Participants in this workshop will learn about supports and services available through school, doctors and other community resources and walk away with the information necessary to take the next steps toward success.
 
Call or go online to reserve your spot today!
(716) 332-4170 phone 1-866-277-4762 toll free
www.parentnetworkwny.org online
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



12/16/2014, Tuesday
Your Mamma Doesn't Work Here
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of WNY
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
Teens and young adults. What do you need to be successful at work? This workshop will teach participants to identify future goals, make a plan to meet your goals and learn the skills you need to get and keep a job (Geared towards individuals with disabilities).
 
Call or go online to reserve your spot today!
(716) 332-4170 phone 1-866-277-4762 toll free
www.parentnetworkwny.org online
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



01/07/2015, Wednesday
Preparing for Annual Review Meetings:
Preschool, Early Autism Program, Going to Kindergarten
Time: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Summit Central
Address:150 Stahl Road
 Getzville, NY 14068
 
Cost: Free
 
What you need to know as you prepare for your Annual Review meeting. Learn about the meeting procedure as well as questions that might be asked.
 
To register: www.summited.org/workshops

For questions, contact Vicki Knapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D.: 629-3449 or vknapp@summited.org

*Respite is available for individuals who are OPWDD eligible.
To register for respite during a presentation, please call Beverly Hill at 799-8137.
  
Links :Summit Educational Resources Parent Workshop Series



01/13/2015, Tuesday
Pathways to Graduation for NYS (South)
Buffalo Public Schools Series
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
 
Location: 1st Ward Community Center
Address:62 Republic Avenue
 Buffalo, NY
 
Cost: Free
 
What does it mean to get a Regents diploma? A local diploma? A SACC? What can you do? What can you not do? How much effort does it take? Can your child to the work? This workshop explores the options, and outlines the updates to NYS regulations.
 
Call, email or go online to register today: www.parentnetworkwny.org

(716) 332-4170 or plk@parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



01/14/2015, Wednesday
Preparing for Annual Review Meetings: School Age
Summit Parent Workshop Series
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Summit Central
Address:150 Stahl Road
 Getzville, NY 14068
 
Cost: Free
 
What you need to know as you prepare for your Annual Review meeting. Learn about the meeting procedure as well as questions that might be asked.
 
To register: www.summited.org/workshops

For questions, contact Vicki Knapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D.: 629-3449 or vknapp@summited.org

*Respite is available for individuals who are OPWDD eligible.
To register for respite during a presentation, please call Beverly Hill at 799-8137.
  
Links :Summit Educational Resources Parent Workshop Series



01/15/2015, Thursday
Psychological Testing for Special Education Services
Buffalo Public Schools Series
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Neighborhood Health Center (North West location)
Address:155 Lawn Avenue
 Buffalo, NY
 
Cost: Free
 
This workshop will focus on basics of psychological testing and how it impacts special education decision making. Participants will learn what is involved in testing and what the results mean for them and their child.
 
RSVP by phone, email or online:

(716) 332-4170; info@parentnetworkwny.org; www.parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



02/24/2015, Tuesday
Individualized Education Program (IEP) (East)
Buffalo Public Schools Series
Time: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: True Bethel Baptist Church
Address:907 East Ferry Street
 Buffalo, NY
 
Cost: Free
 
Every child receiving Special Education services has an Individualized Educational Program (IEP). In this workshop you will receive tips and tools to become more involved in the planning of your child's education.

workshop is provided in collaboration with Parent Network of WNY and the Buffalo Public Schools Special Education Department, following the BPS mission of "Putting Children and Families first, to ensure high academic achievement for all."
 
Call, email or go online to register today: www.parentnetworkwny.org

(716) 332-4170 or plk@parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



03/10/2015, Tuesday
Overview of Special Education for Buffalo Public Schools
Buffalo Public Schools Series
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Neighborhood Health Center (North West location)
Address:155 Lawn Avenue
 Buffalo, NY
 
Cost: Free
 
Utilizing the BPS Parent Guide, participants will learn the steps in the special education process at BPS and learn what to expect at meetings of the Committe on Special Education (CSE) & Preschool (CPSE).
 
RSVP by phone, email or online:

(716) 332-4170; info@parentnetworkwny.org; www.parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



03/18/2015, Wednesday
Community Resources Fair
Summit Educational Resources
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Summit Central
Address:150 Stahl Road
 Getzville, NY 14068
 
Cost: Free
 
Learn about local community and recreation programs for children with disabilities.
 
No Registration Required.

For questions, contact Vicki Knapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D.: 629-3449 or vknapp@summited.org

  
Links :Summit Educational Resources Parent Workshop Series



03/24/2015, Tuesday
Individualized Education Program (IEP) (South)
Buffalo Public Schools Series
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
 
Location: 1st Ward Community Center
Address:62 Republic Avenue
 Buffalo, NY
 
Cost: Free
 
Every child receiving Special Education services has an Individualized Educational Program (IEP). In this workshop you will receive tips and tools to become more involved in the planning of your child's education.

This workshop is provided in collaboration with Parent Network of WNY and the Buffalo Public Schools Special Education Department, following the BPS mission of "Putting Children and Families first, to ensure high academic achievement for all."
 
Call, email or go online to register today: www.parentnetworkwny.org

(716) 332-4170 or plk@parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network of Western New York
 Parent Network Workshop Registration



04/14/2015, Tuesday
Pathways to Graduation for NYS (East)
Buffalo Public Schools Series
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: True Bethel Baptist Church
Address:907 East Ferry Street
 Buffalo, NY
 
Cost: Free
 
What does it mean to get a Regents diploma? A local diploma? A SACC? What can you do? What can you not do? How much effort does it take? Can your child to the work? This workshop explores the options, and outlines the updates to NYS regulations.
 
Call, email or go online to register today: www.parentnetworkwny.org

(716) 332-4170 or plk@parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



05/06/2015, Wednesday
Psychological Testing for Special Education Services (South)
Buffalo Public Schools Series
Time: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
 
Location: 1st Ward Community Center
Address:62 Republic Avenue
 Buffalo, NY
 
Cost: Free
 
This workshop will focus on basics of psychological testing and how it impacts special education decision making. Participants will learn what is involved in testing and what the results mean for them and their child.
 
Call, email or go online to register today: www.parentnetworkwny.org

(716) 332-4170 or plk@parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



05/12/2015, Tuesday
Pathways to Graduation for NYS
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Neighborhood Health Center (North West location)
Address:155 Lawn Avenue
 Buffalo, NY
 
Cost: Free
 
What does it mean to get a Regents diploma? A local diploma? A SACC? What can you do? What can you not do? How much effort does it take? Can your child to the work? This workshop explores the options, and outlines the updates to NYS regulations.
 
RSVP by phone, email or online:

(716) 332-4170; info@parentnetworkwny.org; www.parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network of Western New York



05/13/2015, Wednesday
Keeping the Kids Busy During the Summer Break
Summit Parent Workshop Series
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Summit Central
Address:150 Stahl Road
 Getzville, NY 14068
 
Cost: Free
 
How to survive the school breaks. Strategies for keeping your child busy and independently engaged in appropriate activities during summer vacation.
 
To register: www.summited.org/workshops

For questions, contact Vicki Knapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D.: 629-3449 or vknapp@summited.org

*Respite is available for individuals who are OPWDD eligible.
To register for respite during a presentation, please call Beverly Hill at 799-8137.
  
Links :Summit Educational Resources Parent Workshop Series



05/14/2015, Thursday
The 3rd Annual AT EXPO 2014
Assistive Technology Conference
Time: RESCHEDULED: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Location: Millennium Hotel
Address:2040 Walden Avenue
 Cheektowaga, NY 14225
 
Cost: $150
 
This event has be RESCHEDULED due to bad weather, more details to follow.

The AT Expo is being sponsored by Parent Network of WNY, Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC), People Inc. and Learning Partners.
 
Vendor interaction and CEU's will be available for mobility and communication tracks.

RSVP: tkosmoski@people-inc.org or 716-817-7484
Attention: Tracy Kosmoski
  
Links :Parent Network of Western New York



05/14/2015, Thursday
Implementing Technology - POSTPONED
From SmartHomes to SmartSupports
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Location: Millennium Hotel
Address:2040 Walden Avenue
 Cheektowaga, NY 14225
 
Cost: $25
 
This event has been postponed due to weather, new date 5/14/2014
Q&A Discussion with Greg Wellems, Chief Operating Officer, Imagine! Greg Wellems is a national consultant on SmartHomes and Assistive Technology strategic planning to improve supports for individuals with disabilities.
 
To register phone 716-332-4170, toll free 866-277-4762, or on-line www.parentnetworkwny.org.
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration





Slides from some Great Presentationsgoto top
12/31/2014, Wednesday
Autism Forum: Are kids being recovered from Autism? Hint: Yes, some are!
Speaker: Laurette Janak
Time: Workshop already held. You can download documents.
 
Location: Use your computer to download documents.
Address:Use your computer to download documents.
 Use your computer to download documents.
 
Cost: PAST EVENT of the Healthy Living Support Group
 
What are the risk-factors for autism? How can a parent minimize the risk of having a child diagnosed with autism?
Speaker Laurette Janak, a local parent and autism researcher. Her work with researchers and doctors around the country has given her much insight into what's being done to recover children from autism and into some exciting upcoming research.
 
Hosted by Healthy Living Support Group an organization committed to teaching how to regain and maintain optimal health through food and lifestyle choices, based on research.
Attached are the slides from Laurette's Talk. Please be aware the files are large, it may take some time depending on your internet connection. Part 1 file is 44 MB and the part 2 file is 23 MB.
  
Downloads :Laurettes Talk Healthy Living Group Part 1
 Laurettes Talk Healthy Living Group Part 2



12/31/2014, Wednesday
Connecting the Pieces: Addressing the Treatable Causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Society of WNY Chapter & Autism Services, Inc. workshop
Time: Conference already held.
 
Location: Classics V Conference & Banquet Center
Address:Conference already held.
 Conference already held.
 
Cost: Use to download slides.
 
The workshop featured Richard Frye, M.D., Ph.D., neurologist, researcher, and the Director of the Autism Multi-specialty Clinic at Arkansas Children’s Hospital
The idea that children with autism can be successfully treated medically to achieve optimal outcomes has only recently become more broadly accepted. Recent studies have demonstrated an association between autism and abnormalities of several metabolic systems, including disorders of folate, mitochondrial, and glutathione metabolism. These metabolic abnormalities have been associated with a wide range of psychiatric, neurodevelopmental, and neurological disorders. Safe, well-tolerated treatments are being developed for these metabolic issues , that are reported to have positive effects on the symptoms of ASD. Many of these metabolic systems are interrelated so that treatment that addresses one system results in improvements in another, and vice versa. Biomarkers (biological markers) have been identified that may be used to determine which children will benefit from treatment and potentially be used to detect children with ASD prior to symptoms appearing so that treatment can begin early. Although preliminary, this evidence paves the way for optimal outcomes ranging from improvements in functioning to potential recovery from the disabilities that are associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
 
Dr. Frye has graciously allowed us to post the slides from his presentation. See Part 1 and Part 2 below . We would like to thank Dr. Frye for a great talk and for sharing his slides with us.
These files are very large, so may take a while to download. Also, they are one slide per page, so they will be 72-87 pages. Please consider this before printing the entire presentation. You can download it, look at it on your computer and print selected pages.
  
Downloads :Dr Frye handouts part 1
 Dr Frye handouts part 2
Links :Autism Society WNY New Facebook Page



12/31/2014, Wednesday
For-warned is For-armed -
Complete Wellness Arts and Science Center
Time:
 
Location: Complete Wellness Arts and Science Center
Address:1515 Kensington Ave
 Buffalo, NY
 
Cost: PAST EVENT
 
For-warned is For-armed previous talk sponsored by the Complete Wellness Arts and Science Centery on Understanding and reducing the risk factors of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Given the continued rise in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD),it is critical to look at the currently accepted risk factors for ASD and learn how some of these factors can be minimized. Laurette Janak, a medical researcher and the mother of a child on the autism spectrum, will discuss several risk factors for autism and strategies to mitigate its occurrence. She will touch on the biochemical profile found in parents and the consequences to their personal health. Her focus on primary prevention is based on the most recently published studies, which will be presented in easy to understand terms.
 
Past Event, Has slides attached. Warning, the file is large, may take some time to download. Not recommended to download to phone.
  
Downloads :Laurette Wellness Center talk





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12/03/2014, Wednesday
Nurtured Heart Approach
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Dunkirk Middle School
Address:525 Eagle Street
 Dunkirk, NY 14048
 
Cost: Free
 
Have you tried everything you know and don't know where to turn? The Nurtured Hearth Approach is a powerful tool that will transform a difficult child and build you up as a family member or professional. Participants will walk away with strategies and tools to increase success in all areas of life!
 
Call, email or go online to register today: www.parentnetworkwny.org

(716) 332-4170 or plk@parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network of Western New York
 Parent Network Workshop Registration