Free Local Parent Workshops

  • EPIC's annual Baby Expo is back! This year's event will be Saturday, October 1, from 10am - 2pm at the Buffalo Central Library.

    Register online here.

    The Expo is free to the public, but pre-registration is required to anticipate capacity and supply needs. As in previous years, the Expo will combine ideas, products and resources from Western New York, all in one place. Parents and parents-to-be can shop baby and toddler merchandise and services, attend seminars and demonstrations, and learn about all the opportunities for families in the Buffalo Niagara region. Topics like car seat safety, early literacy, breastfeeding support, wellness care, massage therapy, safe sleep, child care information and nutrition demonstrations will still be available, and also be recorded for later viewing.  

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  • The Link - WNY's Family & Caregiver Group
    Register here for the group. 
    Oct. 3, 6:30 pm
    Are you a parent of a child with disabilities or do you suspect they have a disability?
    Do you want to feel less overwhelmed and feel a sense of belonging? Get the support you need from Parent Network of WNY, Empower and other group members! Discuss topics such as Special Education, Sensory Processing Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and more! REGISTER ONCE FOR MONTHLY EMAIL REMINDERS AND ZOOM MEETING LINKS! 
    Call: 716-332-4170 | Email: info@parentnetworkwny.org

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  • Understanding the IEP Process for Parents of Preschoolers
    Register here. 
    Oct.12, 2022, 11:30 am – 1 pm
    Is your child going into Preschool Special Education? Learn about the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) process, your role in the process, and identify the different components of the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Discuss how to develop relationships and practices that build home-school collaboration and support your child. *Certificate of completion available upon request*
    REGISTER TODAY! FREE EVENT!
    Call: 716-332-4170 | Email: info@parentnetworkwny.org

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  • Overview of Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) 
    Oct. 13, 2022 from 5 - 6 p.m.
    Register online here. 
    This workshop provides parents, caregivers and professionals with detailed information about the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). The class will help you to understand eligibility, the admission process, and any updates to the service.
    Meeting ID
    meet.google.com/pgh-gvjn-qmp
    Phone Numbers
    (US)+1 218-301-1965
    PIN: 318 648 437#

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  • Parent Network of WNY
    Sensory Processing Disorder Workshop

    Register here. 
    Oct. 18, 6-8 PM
    This workshop explores the different sensory processing disorders and offers parents and caregivers activities, tips and suggestions to help their child manage his/her sensory needs. CTLE Credits Available. Certificate of completion available upon request.

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  • Graduation Options for Students with Disabilities
    Register here. 
    Oct. 19, 6-8 PM
    Key areas being discussed: credit requirements, multiple pathways to graduation, safety nets for students with disabilities, appeal process and exiting credentials available to students.

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  • People Inc. Afterschool Respite Programs
    Themed Learning Clubs (TLC) Now Accepting Participants@ Harlem Road Community Center
    TLC for Students Grades K-5 offered Monday through Friday, from 1:30 to 6 p.m. View the Flyer
    TLC for Students Ages 10+ offered Monday through Friday, 2-6 p.m. View the Flyer
    To register and for more information, call 716-529-6499 or visit people-inc.org

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