About the Western New York Task Force

Western New York Task Force

The Western New York Task Force is committed to improving educational access and outcomes for students with disabilities through a collaborative regional and statewide network of stakeholders representing a variety of perspectives in addressing the special education needs of students in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara and Wyoming counties, as well as New York State.

Upcoming Events

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The Western New York Special Education Task Force has an online mail list to share information about upcoming events and to allow  Executive Council members to share information with other Task Force participants. In an effort to avoid overwhelming your inbox, use of the mail list is limited to notifications of task force events and cannot be used for other purposes.  To join the Western New York email list, subscribe here and choose “Western.NY.Special.Ed.Task.Force” on the dropdown menu.  You will then receive an email request to confirm your subscription by following the link provided in the email.  It's as easy as that!  

You may also subscribe to any or all of the other regional special ed task force lists, but you will need to do so one at a time.

“Communication Matters” - Effective Communication Between Home and School 

Make the Most of Opportunities to Create a Partnership Between

Parents and School!

3 Dates/Locations - See Below

Learn tips and strategies for effective communication between parents and schools.

Take home ideas to help prepare for CPSE/CSE meetings and to best address and resolve problems and potential disputes.

Perspectives will be presented from parents, school districts, and parent advocates in a format allowing for meaningful discussion and exchange of ideas.

November 13, 2017
Time:    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Place:   Orleans Niagara BOCES Conference Center, Room 9
4124 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn
 - Online Registration is required by November 6, 2017:                https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eROR11BjAy4zFd2oDjSdevvK_YdKGursI0RG4Le_gmE
Read Flyer: http://bit.ly/2Akqdjp

November 18, 2017
Time:     10:00 am to noon
Place:    Bennett High School, Room 429
2885 Main Street, Buffalo 14214
 - Online Registration is Required by November 10, 2017:
Read Flyer: http://bit.ly/2AjuUtR

November 28, 2017
Time:     1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Place:    Erie 1 BOCES,
355 Harlem Road, West Seneca 14224
 - Online Registration is Required by November 17, 2017:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IOnB4pcsXlagdb-BQMBHyMBKJEOx4D-bwp-k0XFyK-0
Read Flyer: http://bit.ly/2Al2qQc

Questions about the program:    Kimberly.weisbeck@drny.org