• Upcoming Events
     
    Understanding the IEP Process
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Parent Resource Night at Cattaraugus-Little Valley
    Monday, September 17th
    Who: High School Parents of Students with Disabilities
    Where: LGI Room
    When: 5:30-7:30
    Topics/Presenters:
    OPWDD
    Front Door Contact Numbers
    ACCESS-VR
    Pathways to Graduation/Diploma/Credential Options
    Parent Network of WNY
    Individualized Plan for Employment
     Transition Services
    Directions in Independent Living 
    Family Support Services
     
     
    College Night 2018
    WNY Collegiate Consortium of Disability Advocates
    When: October 18, 2018 5:45PM
    Where: Daemen College
    4380 Main Street Amherst NY 14226
    Charles J Wick Cetner. Signs will guide you to the venue
     
     
     
     
     

    WNYDDRO FRONT DOOR INFORMATION SESSIONS

    JULY - SEPTEMBER, 2018

    DATE

    TIME

    LOCATION

    To Register call

     

    July 10, 2018

     

    6-8pm

     

    WNYDDRO

    1200 East and West Road

    Building 16, Room 147

    West Seneca, NY 14224

     

    Jewell Wright

    716-608-2730

    jewell.r.wright@opwdd.ny.gov

     

    July 17, 2018

     

    6-8pm

     

    Heritage Christian Services

    3790 Commerce Court

    Suite 800

    North Tonawanda, NY 14120

     

     

    Rochele Page

    716-743-2020

    rpage@heritagechristianservices.org

     

     

     

    July 31, 2018

     

    5-7pm

     

    WNYDDRO @ Fredonia Day Hab

    258 E. Main Street

    Fredonia, NY 14063

     

    Jewell Wright

    716-608-2730

    jewell.r.wright@opwdd.ny.gov

     

     

    August 1, 2018

     

     

    5-7pm

     

    WNYDDRO @ Native American Community Services

    1005 Grant Street, Suite A

    Buffalo, NY 14207

     

     

    Jewell Wright

    716-608-2730

    jewell.r.wright@opwdd.ny.gov

     

     

    August 29, 2018

     

      5-7pm

     

    WNYDDRO @ TRC

    200 Dunham Avenue

    Jamestown, NY 14071

     

    Jewell Wright

    716-608-2730

    jewell.r.wright@opwdd.ny.gov

     

    September 12, 2018

     

    10am-12noon

     

    WNYDDRO @

    ARC of Genesee Orleans

    Community Center

    38 Woodrow Road

    Batavia, NY 14120

     

     

    Jewell Wright

    716-608-2730

    jewell.r.wright@opwdd.ny.gov

     

     

     

    September 13, 2018

     

    5-7pm

     

    The Rehab Center

    1439 Buffalo Street

    Olean, NY 14760

     

    Nancy Wonderling

    716-375-4730, ext.110

    Nwonderling@rehabcenter.org

     

     

     

    September 18, 2018

     

    6-8pm

     

    OUN

    107 Heath Street.

    Lockport, NY 14094

     

    Barb Nowak

    716-504-2617

    BNowak@oppunlimited.org

     

     

    September 20, 2018

     

    5-7pm

     

    People, Inc.

    181 Lincoln Street

    Depew, NY 14043

     

     

    Jessica Manczak

    716-880-3822

    jmanczak@people-inc.org

     

     

    September 20, 2018

     

    5-7pm

     

    Directions in Independent Living

    Kings Memorial Library

    9538 Route 16

    Machias, NY 14101

     

     

    Mariah Wolford

    716-379-8670

    mwolford@oleanilc.org

     

     

    September 20, 2018

     

    5-7pm

     

    WNYDDRO @

    Frank Merriweather Library

    1324 Jefferson Avenue

    Buffalo, NY 14208

     

     

    Jewell Wright

    716-608-2730

    jewell.r.wright@opwdd.ny.gov

     

     

    September 25, 2018

     

    6-8pm

     

    WNYDDRO @ Autism Services, Inc.

    124 Elmwood Avenue

    Buffalo, NY 14201

     

     

    Jewell Wright

    716-608-2730

    jewell.r.wright@opwdd.ny.gov

     

    September 26, 2018

     

    10am-

    12noon

     

    Aspire of WNY

    7 Community Road

    Cheektowaga, NY 14225

     

     

    Katie Doberstein

    716-505-5534

     

     

     

    Opening the Front Door to Possibilities

    The Front Door strives to:

    • Improve the way people learn about OPWDD and available service options
    • Better connect individual needs to available services
    • Give people as many opportunities as possible for self-direction

    Front Door services rest on the philosophy of self-determination and the idea that people with developmental disabilities have the right to:

    • Enjoy more meaningful relationships with family, friends, and others in their lives
    • Experience personal growth
    • Fully participate in their communities
    • Live in the home of their choice

    Ultimately, opening the Front Door means people with developmental disabilities will have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and live the lives of THEIR choosing.

    Stephanie McLean Beathley, LMSW

    Front Door Training Facilitator/Transition Coordinator

     

    NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities
    1200 East and West Road, Building 16, West Seneca, NY 14224

     

    OFFICE: (716) 608-2732 | stephanie.e.mclean-beathley@opwdd.ny.gov

    FAX NUMBER: (716) 517-3779

    www.opwdd.ny.gov