Free Local Parent Workshops

  • Mental Health Advocates of WNY presents Wednesday Wellness with the Experts
    (Coming to you virtually)
    Various topics are presented monthly. Free!
    6:30 – 8 p.m.
    April 14, May 19, June 16
    Registration link is in the Information Flier

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  • Youth Peer Advocates Workshops and Seminars
    Offered through Mental Health Advocates of WNY

    Thursdays are for the Boys - Thursdays, July 8-29

    Stuck in the Middle Support Group - June-July 2021

    Teen Peer Support Group - July - December 2021

    20-Something Support Group - July - December 2021

    Grief Support Group for Teens - Tuesdays, June 29-August 3

    Back to School Stress Management - Mondays, August 2-30

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  • Parent Network of WNY
    Down Syndrome Parents Support Group

    June 14 at 7 - 8 pm
    We provide a welcoming environment for parents, family members and other caregivers of individuals with down syndrome to meet, share experiences, ask questions and receive support.
    Join us via Zoom 
    Meeting ID: 914 7302 0954 Passcode: 902265
    Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

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  • Parent Network of WNY
    Parents, Caregivers & Young Adults: The Mindfulness Self-Care Toolkit
    June 19
    9:30 - 11 am - What is Mindfulness Self-Compassion?
    11 am - We hope your youth (family member) will join to practice some simple tools
    Are you feeling exhausted from life’s day-to-day demands? Relief is in sight! Through this workshop, Sabrina Vogler from Heart in the Moment Mindfulness Coaching will share tools for shifting stress into a state of self-kindness and calm. We want you to feel comfortable! Attendees can choose to watch & listen or interact & connect.
    call: 716.332.4170

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  • APOT Summer Links to Learning
    3767 Delaware Avenue
    Kenmore, New York 14217

    Phone/fax: 716-874-6175 

    "Summer Links to Learning Summer Bridge Program" is intended to help kids ages 5 & up to enhance their physical, cognitive, and social skills. Virtual learning has been a challenge for many kids and Summer Links to Learning is here to help them catch-up and practice skills that they will need to get back into the classroom in September. This program is designed for learners ages 5 and up and are specially designed & led by pediatric occupational & physical therapists (OTs & PTs).  The programs run Monday-Thursday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Each week has a new & exciting theme! Flyer
    "Getting Everybody Kindergarten Ready" Program is a structured story time & play group for children ages 3-5 and parent education group. This group is runs on Fridays throughout the summer from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Flyer
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  • Parent Network of WNY - Family & Caregiver Group
    July 6 at 5:30-7:30 pm
    Are you a parent of a child with disabilities or suspect they have a disability? Do you want to feel less overwhelmed, feel a sense of belonging? Get the support you need from Parent Network of WNY & other group members!
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 961 2704 3675, Passcode: 632607
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  • Parent Information Network of WNY
    Down Syndrome Parents Group
    June 14
    August 9
    7-8 p.m.
    Registration link on flyer

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  • Parent Network of WNY
    Mindfulness Stress Reduction Series

    Every two weeks, ongoing series, at 7-7:45 pm
    This ongoing series is an opportunity for parents, caregivers and youth with disabilities across New York State to meet virtually and learn how mindfulness can help with change and planning for the future.  Join us to learn strategies and techniques to reduce stress and for a chance to connect with other youth and their families.
    Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to whatever is happening in our lives, both inside and out. Sessions every 2 weeks Register once and use the same link for every session! View Event flier
    email: | call: 716.332.4170

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