Events Calendar

  • 7May

    Becoming a Self-Advocate: Making My Voice Heard to Improve My HealthCare Experiences

    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Erie

    Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:30 am–2 pm

    Learn more about self advocacy.  This free program is targeted to adults with developmental disabiliteis and their caregivers.

  • 7May

    In Celebration of Down Syndrome - Exhibit Grand Opening

    Community Event  |  Developmental Disability  |  Erie

    Saturday, May 7, 2016, 2–4 pm

    “In Celebration of Down Syndrome,” an addition to the Museum of disABILITY History, recognizes individuals who have Down syndrome in a fascinating new exhibit. The exhibit explores medical history, myths and facts, as well as success stories and popular culture.

  • 9May

    Transition: Let's Take a Closer Look

    Community Event  |  Transition  |  Niagara

    Monday, May 9, 2016, 4–8:15 pm

    Orleans/Niagara BOCES, The Parent Network of WNY, and Western Region RSE-TASC are, once again, sponsoring this important event for students with disabilities, their parents, agencies, and district staff. Workshops —on topics such as: OPWDD, College, SSI, Employment, ACCES -VR, etc.  “Ask the Expert” Tables, Light Dinner...all FREE! See the flyer below for details. Registration deadline: FRIDAY, April 29, 2016

  • 9May

    Parent Group for Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Support Group  |  Developmental Disability,Autism  |  Cattaraugus

    Monday, May 9, 2016, 6–7:30 pm

    Provide a welcoming environment for parents and other caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders to meet, share experiences, ask questions and receive support.

  • 10May

    Introduction to Mental Health

    Workshop  |  Mental Health  |  Erie

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 6–8 pm

    Participants will be introduced to what mental health is and learn about the types of mental illness, the causes, treatments and the various services available in school, at home and in the community.

  • 11May

    Sexuality, Having the Conversation

    Workshop  |  Developmental Disability  |  Niagara

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 6–8 pm

    Participants will learn the importance of early and ongoing discussion about sexuality and appropriate social behaviors for individuals with disabilities. Tips will be provided to encourage a more comfortable conversation.

  • 12May

    Benefits for Persons with Developmental Disabilities in NYS (Session Full)

    Workshop  |  Professionals (WNYI)  |  Erie

    Thursday, May 12, 2016, 9 am–12 pm

    Learn about benefits available for persons with developmental disabilities in New York State. 

  • 12May

    Faith-Based Special Needs Parent Support Group

    Community Event  |  Specific Disability  |  Erie

    Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:15–7:45 pm

    Gather with other moms and dads who understand what you’re experiencing, regardless of your child’s diagnosis. We’ll support and encourage one another as we pray together and share resources. We’ll also look at what the Bible has to say about our kids and our role in their lives.

  • 12May

    Door of Hope Support Group

    Community Event  |  Advocacy  |  Allegany

    Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7–9 pm

    A Support Group for Mom’s of Children with Special Needs

  • 13May

    Au-some Evening at Explore & More Children's Museum

    Community Event  |  Autism  |  Erie

    Friday, May 13, 2016, 5:30–8 pm

    Through generous community support, these special evenings on the second Friday of each month give children with Autism Spectrum Disorders an opportunity to play and learn together in an understanding and supportive environment free of charge.


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