Free Interactive Workshop for Individuals with a Disabilities and their Families Helps Them Dare to Dream

Released: 2/22/2013

Co-hosted by the Early Childhood Direction Center of Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo


Dare to Dream: The Time is Now, a free interactive workshop to help individuals with disabilities of any age and their family members create tools to plan their future, is scheduled on Saturday, March 2 at the Millennium Hotel , 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga, NY from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Co-hosted by EarlyChildhoodDirectionCenter of Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Parent Network of Western New York and the Learning Disabilities Association of WNY, this workshop will teach individuals and their families about various transitions of life and how to work towards reaching their dreams. 

Attendees can attend an “Ask The Experts” session.  Experts will be available to individually speak to and answer questions from conference attendees.

Other workshop sessions will address the following topics: 

* Transition for all ages

* Mental health

* OPWDD services

* Benefits

* Special education

* Siblings of individuals with disabilities

* Funding, benefits, housing and other related topics

For more information and to register for the Dare to Dream: The Time is Now workshop, please call (716)-332-4170 or go online at www.parentnetworkwny.org.

The EarlyChildhoodDirectionCenter of Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo ensures children, birth to five years, with suspected or diagnosed delays or disabilities have the best and appropriate services and help them reach their top potential. Early ChildhoodDirectionCenter provides free information, referral, technical assistance, and support for families, professionals, and community agencies concerned with their children with suspected or diagnosed delays or disabilities. Parents can receive the right training programs for them and their children.

For more information on the EarlyChildhoodDirectionCenter or Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, please call (716)-836-1252 or visit www.wchob.org/ecdc.