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.
Presentation - NYSAA - Foundational Information for Families
Research Study Opportunities - Center for Children and Families of WNY - FIU - Enhancing Individualized Education Programs for children with ADHD grades K-7
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.
Parent to Parent of NYS
A statewide not-for-profit organization that works to build a supportive network of families to reduce isolation and empower those who care for people with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs to navigate and influence service systems and make informed decisions. Services to parents and caregivers are free and include support, information & referral, training workshops and facilitating parent matches. Download general brochure. Download Healthcare Information and Education Center brochure.
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.
Western New York 2-1-1 - A way to find local health and human services here in WNY.
Person Centered Services - Webinar for parents can be found at: Care Coordination Parent Workshop - Person Centered Services