Parent Information & References

  • Involving parents and families in the special education process is so extremely important.  Included here are some additional websites and references for our parents to utilize if needed, though if there are any questions at any time, please feel free to call our office or your special education provider.

    If you would prefer to speak with another parent with a student classified with a disability, Amherst’s “Parent to Parent” network is a resource. Amherst CSD Parent to Parent Contact List.

    Recent Presentations

    NYSAA - Foundational Information for Families


    Procedural Safeguards Notice  

    SERI - Special Education Resources on the Internet - links to 22 different categories of special needs information.  

    LD Online
    Official Internet site of the Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities, is a guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children.  

    Moving Miracles (Therapeutic Dance and Personal Training)
    Through our full-time, day habilitation, and community outreach programs, Moving Miracles offers classes in tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, and creative movement. We also provide an innovative non-ambulatory program for dancers who utilize wheelchairs. Our student body ranges in age from children as young as three years old to adults in their 70s. Many of our dancers have a form of Cerebral Palsy; Autism, Down Syndrome, complex seizure disorders, developmental delays, visual and/or hearing impairments, ADD/ADHD, and behavioral issues.

    The Parent Network of WNY
    A parent-led community resource for parents of children with special needs and professionals working with individuals with disabilities. We are a designated Technical Assistance Parent Center funded by New York State Education Department (NYSED) and several other funding sources. We are also professional members of several local, state and national organizations such as the Developmental Disabilities Alliance of WNY, NYS Disability Advocacy Association and the National Alliance for Information and Referral. 

    Center for Autism Research at Canisius College

    Western New York 2-1-1 - A way to find local health and human services here in WNY.

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