Parent Network of WNY is pleased to announce several upcoming workshops in Cattaraugus County during the month of January.

Parents and families who have children and/or young adults with special needs are encouraged to attend. These workshops will provide useful information, tips and strategies.  All workshops offered are free of charge for families of individuals with disabilities. For more information, or to register, please call (716) 332-4170, email or visit online at

Observing and Communicating Behaviors

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 6–8 pm

Do you recognize the behaviors that could be effecting your child’s development? Do you know how to document these behaviors and effectively communicate them to educational professionals? This workshop will give you the tools to document your child’s behavior, know whom to share these observations with and how to communicate them effectively. As a bonus, you will also walk away with resources to develop skills to manage stress in the home.

Presented by Parent Network of WNY and the Seneca Nation of Indians, this event will be held at Early Childhood Learning Center, 983 R.C. Hoag Drive in Salamanca

Understanding Special Education

Thursday, Jan. 21, 6–8 pm

What is special education and where do you start? Participants will learn the steps in the special education process and learn what to expect at meetings of the Committee on Special Education (CSE) (Preschool – CPSE).  Families will learn to be an active part of the process and walk away with resources for the future.

This event will be held at Pioneer Central High School, 12145 Countyline Road in Yorkshire.

Parent Network of WNY is a not for profit organization, serving the eight counties of WNY, that provides one-on-one support and education on disabilities, special education and support sServices.

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