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The Parent Network of WNY and Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will host FREE workshops to be presented locally in the Town of Niagara.

The classes are of interest to parents/guardians of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, professionals, and teachers. The free classes will be held from 6-8 pm, at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, 1555 Fashion Outlet Blvd., Town of Niagara, 14304.

To register call (716) 332-4170 or 1-866-277-4762 toll free, email info@parentnetworkwny.org, or on-line at http://parentnetworkwny.org/workshops-and-events/events-calendar/. A minimum of 5 attendees is required to hold the workshop so pre-registering is very important.

The workshops are:

  • April 27 — Autism Spectrum Disorders: Improving Social Challenges — Participants will learn about the social challenges for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and will discover strategies to use at home, school and within the community.
  • May 4 — Supporting Siblings of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder — In this workshop, families will learn about challenges that can occur when a member is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Participants will learn how siblings can work together within the family to promote understanding and encourage social skills.
  • May 11 – Sexuality…Having the Conversation – Participants will understand the importance of early and ongoing discussion about sexuality and appropriate social behaviors for individuals with disabilities. Tips will be provided to encourage a more comfortable conversation.

Sponsors include Parent Network of WNY, Starbridge, the Collaboration for Autism Support & Education, and Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara.

Parent Network of WNY is a not-for-profit agency that provides education and resources for families of individuals with special needs and professionals. They also provide 1-on-1 support and education through resources, workshops and support groups to assist families of individuals with disabilities to understand their disability and navigate the support service system.