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ResourcesACCES-VR

508 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: 716-888-652-7062
http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr

ACCES-VR provides vocational counseling and guidance, job development and placement, and job coaching.

Parent Network of WNY

1000 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: 716-332-4170
https://www.parentnetworkwny.org

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.

Mental Health Association of Erie County

999 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
Phone: 716-886-1242
http://www.eriemha.org

Promotes mental health of the community through education, public information, prevention programs and training while supporting individuals and families living with mental illness.

Spectrum Human Services

326 Orchard Park Rd.
West Seneca, NY 14224
Phone: 716-828-1719
http://www.shswny.com

Services offered include a 24/7 Crisis Response for Families & Youth (C.A.R.E.S.), mental health counseling, chemical dependency counseling, and mental health and skills-building services.

BestSelf Behavioral Health

255 Delaware Ave., Suite 300
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: 716-884-0888
http://www.lake-shore.org

Promotes self-sufficiency, wellness and recovery, and an enhanced quality of life for all individuals with mental illnesses and addictive disorders.

Autism Services, Inc.

444 Bryant Stratton Way
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 716-631-5777
http://www.autism-services-inc.org/semp-services

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.

OPWDD

Phone: 800-487-6310 | 716-517-2000
http://www.opwdd.ny.gov

Provides service coordinating and funding for supported employment, as well as independent living support, such as housing and financial services.

The Summit Center

150 Stahl Rd.
Getzville, NY 14068
Phone: 716-629-3400
http://www.autism-services-inc.org/semp-services

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.

Buffalo Employment & Training Center

77 Goodell St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-856-5627
http://www.workforcebuffalo.org/partners.asp

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.

Counselor’s Corner - Mindfulness Workshop

6265 Sheridan Dr, Suite 122
Williamsville, NY 14221
Phone: 716-791-5350

Workshop that focuses on using Mindfulness to cope with anxiety, frustration, and other unpleasant feelings. The workshop is skill based, with participants engaging in the meditative practices.

MapleView Center LLC - Social Skills Workshop

100 Corporate Pkwy Suite 310
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: 716-557-4351 x301

Workshop that provides social skills training using psychotherapy. Offers many groups for different ages.

Aspberger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association (AHA)

http://ahany.org

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.

New York State Department of Labor

http://www.labor.ny.gov/home/individuals.php

Online resource that has links to Career Center Events, Career Fairs, how to look for jobs – including how to write resumes, cover letters, and prepare for an interview, and search for jobs.

Community Agencies and Services for the Disabled available in Erie County

http://www2.erie.gov/ecod/index.php?q=agencies-services

Protection and Advocacy System (P&A) and Client Assistance Program (CAP)

https://www.ndrn.org/about/paacap-network.html

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