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09/27/2016, Tuesday
SENSORY FRIENDLY FILM Tuesday, 9/27 @ 7 p.m.
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
Time: 7 p.m.
 
Location: AMC Maple Ridge 8
Address:4276 Maple Rd, Ste C
 Amherst, NY 14226
 
Cost: $8.49/child & $11.49/adult
 
Sensory Friendly Films are now showing four times per month. Showings are the second and fourth Tuesday and Saturday of each month, Saturday's at 10 a.m. & Tuesday's showings at 7pm. Click on link below to view full listing of upcoming shows on Saturday's and Tuesday's.

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.
 
Click on link below to view full listing of upcoming shows on Saturday's and Tuesday's.

  
Links :Sensory Friendly Films AMC link



10/22/2016, Saturday
The Impact of Vision on Autism & ADHD: SAVE THE DATE
Patricia Lemer, M.Ed.
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
 
Location: Classics V Conference & Banquet Center
Address:2425 Niagara Falls Blvd.
 Amherst, NY 14228
 
Cost: $11 Parent/Individual with ASD
$25 Professional/Student
$35 SLP/Audioologist/OT/COTA/PT/PTA
 
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADD/ADHD may suffer from neurological problems that prevent them from correctly perceiving what their eyes see. These perceptual deficits can translate into impaired social skills, poor language skills, motor problems, etc. even in children with 20/20 eyesight.

These vision dysfunctions can lead to behaviors leaving parents, teachers and peers to believe the person is lazy, unmotivated, and/or academically challenged. This persona leaves the individual to struggle with self image, creating a cycle of behaviors.

More information to follow as the event gets closer.
 
Registration details to come, check back. On-line registration will be available as the event gets closer.
  
Downloads :Fall 2016 Fall Conference Brochure
Links :Online Registration Fall 2016 Conference





Great Opportunitiesgoto top
10/21/2016, Friday
SAVE THE DATE
Reaching for the Future: A Transition Conference
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
Location: Acqua Restaurant
Address:2192 Niagara Street
 Buffalo, NY 14207
 
Cost: TBD
 
Presented by the DDAWNY Transition Committee. Join in for a day of learning opportunity for people involved with students and young adults with disabilities.
 
More info to follow; Tickets will be available to purchase online.
  





Buffalo NY Areagoto top
09/27/2016, Tuesday
What to do About Challenging Behavior in the Home and Community
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of WNY
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
Parenting is a full time job with many daily challenges. As parents we teach are children what is the right thing to do and what they should not do. The purpose of this workshop is to help parents recognize the early signs of conflict and implement strategies that can manage the conflict in a proactive way and prevent the conflict from turning into a full blown storm.
 
To register phone 716-332-4170, 866-277-4762 toll free, or on-line www.parentnetworkwny.org.
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



09/28/2016, Wednesday
Behavioral Strategies
Autism Services, Inc. Resource Center
Time: 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Autism Services, Inc. Rescource Center
Address:97 Main Street
  Hamburg, NY 14075
 
Cost: Free
 
Victoria Rowley & Alexis Krieger, Positive Support Professionals at Autism Services, Inc., will discuss positive approaches to behavior for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The presentation will cover the following topics:
Setting up a successful environment.
Behavior control vs. behavior support.
Proactive approaches to behavior.
Self awareness and self care.
Calming Techniques.
Extreme Behaviors
Communication.
 
Please RSVP with Sara at sspaulding@autism-services-inc.org or (716) 992-0131
  



10/04/2016, Tuesday
Bulling and Students with Disabilities
Parent Network of WNY
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Parent Network of WNY
Address:1000 Main Street
 Buffalo, NY 14202
 
Cost: Free
 
How do students with disabilities cope with bullying? Participants will learn advocacy skills and ow supports and services can be built into an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to promote social growth.
 
Call to reserve your spot today!
(716) 332-4170; 1-866-277-4762; www.parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



10/04/2016, Tuesday
The Nurtured Heart Approach Part 1 of 4 Parenting Series
Parent Network of WNY & Baker Victory Services
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Baker Victory Services-Baker Hall Cafeteria
Address:777 Ridge Road
 Lackawanna, NY 14218
 
Cost: Free
 
The Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) is a language based approach that can help you regain focus and power and re-build the love you want in your home. NHA teaches us why our typical parenting methods don't always work and can even make things worse. The magic rests in its ability to use language to build inner wealth and to make positive connections to those around us by focusing on what IS working, at all times.
 
Light dinner at 5:30 p.m.; Parenting Series begins at 6:00 p.m.

Register by email to plk@parentnetworkwny.org, Online at www.parentnetworkwny.org, or by phone at 716-332-4170

Childcare available for children age 4+ to those who register by September 29th

Remaining Dates for Parenting Series: October 11th, 18th, & 25th
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



10/11/2016, Tuesday
Developing an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
Parent Network of WNY Workshop
Time: 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Buffalo Public School #206
South Park High School
Address:150 Southside Parkway
  Buffalo NY 14220
 
Cost: Free
 
In this workshop participants will learn about the parts of an Individualized Education Program (IEP), receive tips tools to become more involved in the planning process.
 
RSVP now! You can call (716) 332-4170 or email info@parentnetworkwny.org
  
Links :Parent Network Workshop Registration



10/19/2016, Wednesday
31st Annual College Night for Students with Disabilities at Center for Tomorrow, University at Buffalo
WNY Collegiate Consortium and Disability Advocates
Time: 5:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Location: Center for Tomorrow, University at Buffalo North Campus
Address:Flint Rd. & Service Center Rd.
 Amherst, NY 14226
 
Cost: Free. Registration required.
 
Come join us to learn all you need to know about the high school to college transition for students with disabilities!
• Meet with college disability service providers.
• Hear first-hand experience from current college students with disabilities.
• Find out how the disability laws change from high school to college.
 
Who should attend?
High school students with disabilities exploring college options.
Parents or guardians of high school students who may want to attend college.
Professionals who are working with students making the transition from high school to college.

Register:
• Email: WNYCCDA@gmail.com (Please include name, district, # attending)
• Call: (716) 878-4500
• Online: https://buffalostate.wufoo.com/forms/29th-annual-college-night-registration/
• Please specify any accommodations needed on the registration form
  





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