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Parent to Parent of NYS presents: The role of Direct Support Professionals, an introduction for families

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In collaboration with the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP), this webinar will discuss and describe the DSP code of ethics as it relates to the family. In addition, we will discuss the specific role of the DSP not only in certified residences, but in community-based settings as well as the family home. This presentation aims to provide more...
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Statewide- Virtual Special Education Parent Chat Group

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Come join us for our Special Education chat group. As a parent's of children with special needs, we know firsthand how hard it is to advocate for our children in school. Sometimes we feel helpless, exhausted, and lonely and let's face it advocating for our kids is complicated! If you’re a parent, grandparent, caregiver of a child with special needs,...
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A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD

Please join Parent to Parent of NYS, for this great presentation on A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD. The purpose of this training is to introduce families to the language of service delivery systems and to define and clarify information about services and supports. Participants will gain an increased awareness and understanding of eligibility...
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Join us in Celebrating Pride Month as we Present a Statewide Webinar: Understanding LGBTQ+ Individuals with Disability

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LGBTQ+ individuals living with disabilities are often overlooked. Approximately 30% of adolescents that identify in the LGBTQ+ population also have disabilities. Join us for a discussion with Self Advocate Pauline Bosma from MASS (Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong ) as they explain the challenges of being transgender and disabled, and what parents need to know.

NEW- Chinese Speaking Family Support Group

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We are excited to announce the launch of a new Parent Group tailored specifically for Chinese-speaking parents who have children with a developmental or physical disability. Led by our Fatherhood Engagement Coordinator, Bin Feng, this group is open to parents of children of any age or disability who speak Chinese (Mandarin).

NEW- Teen Parent Group- for parents of teenagers with developmental or physical disabilities.

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Are you a parent of a special needs teenager? You are not alone! From navigating adolescence to managing behaviors and fostering independence, our group provides a safe space for open discussions about all things teen related. Parent to Parent offers parents a place where you can connect with other parents facing similar challenges and share experiences in a welcoming and...
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Parent to Parent of NYS- Statewide-Virtual Fathers Group

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Parent to Parent of NYS Fathers Group to meet online via Zoom and discuss the role of dads in navigating their children’s special needs. Come join Bin Feng for an informal meeting to share information, resources, and support. Parents of children and adults are welcome.

Understanding the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education Part 200 Students with Disabilities

Please join Parent to Parent of NYS, Namita Modasra, Education Advocate, for this in-depth presentation on Understanding the Regulation of the Commissioner of Education Part 200 Students with Disabilities. This training will take you through the NYS Special Education Regulations step by step. Parents will learn the role they play on the CSE, learn the chain of command regarding the...
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Support for parents of children in Early Intervention

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Join our community of parents navigating the early intervention journey with children aged 5 and younger. Connect with other parents who understand the joys and challenges of parenting young children with special needs. Share experiences, advice, and encouragement in a supportive environment.

What You Need to Know About Assistive Technology in the IEP

Please join Parent to Parent of NYS for this presentation on What You Need to Know About Assistive Technology in the IEP This training will teach parents, grandparents, guardians about appropriate Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services how they allow students with disabilities to participate in and benefit from the general education curriculum and to meet Individualized Education Program (IEP)...
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