Events Calendar

  • 1Apr

    Kids Fun Day (Makes Sense)

    Community Event  |  Advocacy,Developmental Disability,Special Education  |  Erie

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 10:30–11:30 am

    Let us entertain your child for an hour. Our Kid Fun Day classes aim to teach socialization, creative skills, following directions, and completing a task. At the end of each class your child will take home their masterpiece and be able to share with others how it was created. Sessions include a story, craft time and snack. 

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  • 2Apr

    Toddler Sign Language Class (Makes Sense)

    Community Event  |  Advocacy,Specific Disability  |  Erie

    Thursday, April 2, 2015, 6:30–7:30 pm

    hildren develop motor and communication skills before they learn how to speak. Join us in our uniquely tailored and personalized toddler sign language classes. Our introduction to American Sign Language is geared towards parents looking to learn American Sign Language, and expand their child's knowledge. 

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  • 4Apr

    3-5 Year Old Social Group (Makes Sense)

    Community Event  |  Advocacy,Developmental Disability,Special Education  |  Erie

    Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:30–11:30 am

    Skill focus for age group: emotional recognition, communication, conflict resolution, turn taking, encouraged collaborative play. Social skills group will offer your child a supportive, educational, and fun environment to learn new social skills, expand on innate abilities, and address current struggles. 

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  • 4Apr

    6-10 Year Old Social Group (Makes Sense)

    Community Event  |  Advocacy,Developmental Disability,Special Education  |  Erie

    Saturday, April 4, 2015, 12–1 pm

    Skill focus for age group: emotional recognition, communication of emotions, conflict resolution, identifying a friend, empathy. Social skills group will offer your child a supportive, educational, and fun environment to learn new social skills, expand on innate abilities, and address current struggles. 

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  • 7Apr

    WEBINAR: iPad Apps for Foundational Literacy Skills & Language Development

    Community Event  |  Assistive Technology  |  Erie

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 4–5 pm

    In this webinar you will learn about the best educational apps to engage all young learners who are developing foundational literacy skills. The educational apps that you will learn about include beginning writing skills (correct letter formation), phonics (phonetic spelling), beginning reading skills (direction, phonetics, sight words, interactive reading, interactive storytelling and creative story writing; social stories), rhyming, patterns, AAC (Augmentative Communication & Literacy), foundational math, telling time, counting, life cycles, nursery rhymes, taking turns and more!

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  • 7Apr

    Front Door & Self Directed Services

    Workshop  |  Developmental Disability  |  Chautauqua

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 6–8 pm

    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 this process. Learn what terms like employer and budget authority, and roles like start-up broker, support broker, and more will play in Self-Directed Services.

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  • 8Apr

    Ace Employment Services

    Community Event  |  Advocacy,Developmental Disability,Specific Disability,Special Education  |  Erie

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 1–3 pm

    Having a disability does not mean you can't work. Let our team of vocational specialists help you get a job and earn money!  Our team, comprised of a Job Developer, Job Coaches, Life Coaches, Certified Benefits Advisors, and Rehab Practitioners are eager to help you reach your goals.  

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  • 8Apr

    Sibling Support Group (Makes Sense)

    Community Event  |  Advocacy,Developmental Disability,Special Education  |  Erie

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 5–6 pm

    Having a sibling with a disability is often a challenge for many children. Sibling Support Group offers these children a safe and encouraging environment to express themselves and their unique experiences. This support group will emphasize appropriate emotional expression, common sibling struggles, and provide coping strategies.

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  • 8Apr

    Transition to Adulthood

    Workshop  |  Transition  |  Niagara

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 7–9 pm

    What happens after high school for students with disabilities? What questions should you ask and whom do you ask? When should families start thinking about and planning for adult life? In this workshop participants will understand the special education system’s responsibilities regarding all areas of living…”Live, Learn, Work and Play.” An introduction to community based services will be provided.

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  • 9Apr

    Individualized Service Plan

    Workshop  |  Professionals (WNYI)  |  Erie

    Thursday, April 9, 2015, 9 am–4 pm

    OPWDD’s approved curriculum for Medicaid Service Coordinators. Learn how to develop and implement an effective Individualized Service Plan

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