Provides one-to-one phone and e-support to individuals with autism. Members have access to support meetings for people with autism, bi-annual conferences, guest speakers on topics relevant to autism, members-only publications, among other benefits.
Provides Supported Employment Services for individuals with autism who are seeking competitive employment. These services are available as a Waiver Service through Access-VR or OPWDD. Individuals work with a job coach that helps with finding a job, work skills, learn the new job, and stabilize them within the work setting.
Resource for individual vocational counseling, skills training, and workshops. Job skill workshops are designed to help with career exploration and planning, interviewing tips, help with resumes and cover letters, among others.
Community Agencies and Services for the Disabled available in Erie County
Parent Network of WNY is a not-for-profit agency that provides education and resources for families of individuals with special needs (birth through adulthood) and for professionals.
Parent Network of WNY provides 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.
The majority of Parent Network of WNY’s staff and board members are parents of children with disabilities, which provides a unique perspective, personal experience and empathy to the families we reach. Since the reorganization in 2001, Parent Network of WNY has served around 10,000 people a year.
Protection and Advocacy System (P&A) and Client Assistance Program (CAP)
Provides vocational and employment services for adults and youth with autism spectrum disorders. Clients receive vocational counseling, teach job skills, arrange for transportation to work, and on-site job coaching.
Western New York Collegiate Consortium of Disability Advocates (WNY CCDA)