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Parent Network of Western New York

Parent Organization

NYS Department of Education; New York State Parent Center Network


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.

Additional Information

Parent Network is designated as a Technical Assistance Parent Center by New York State Department of Education. Parent Network is a National Community Parent Resource Center (CPRC) funded by the U.S. Department on Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Counties served: Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming, Genesee, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany.

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1000 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

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(716) 449-6394, Hot Line
1-ON-1 Support (Spanish) 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday-Friday

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