Other Community Events

Special Education Family Workshop
Saturday, September 30th, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Niagara Community Center, 530 6th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14304
The free event will offer assistance in understanding the Special Education process, and include separate workshops for parents and transition-aged youth.  Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to hear a variety of speakers on related topics, including their, and their children’s, rights and responsibilities related to the Special Education Process, while transition-aged attendees will participate in a self advocacy training.  Activities for younger children, including a bounce house, face painting, magician, and games will be provided on-site.  A light breakfast and lunch will be served, and a tablet, donated by Bak USA, will be raffled off.  For more information, or to register, call (716) 874-7200,  ext. 137 or email kcassens@ldaofwny.org.

Introduction to Rapid Prompting Method presented by Buffalo RPM
Wednesday, October 4th, 7 pm – 9 pm
Randall Church, 6301 Main St., Williamsville, New York 14221
RPM is a learning method that leads to communication for people with autism and related disabilities. This workshop is designed to introduce you to RPM through a presentation on Wednesday October 4th and a 1:1 RPM student session with a Soma-trained RPM parent/provider on Saturday October 7th. Presentation features personal stories, an overview of RPM, video clips demonstrating RPM, and Q&A. Open to the public. Adults only please. Those wishing to enroll their child in RPM sessions must attend the presentation to more fully understand RPM. For more information go to: Buffalo RPM

Deej Movie Screening
Friday, October 13, 2017, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Museum of DisABILITY History, 3826 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14226
Deej follows the journey of DJ (Deej) Savarese, a nonspeaking autistic poet, playwright, activist, and ASAN Scholar Fellow, as he goes from his last years of high school on to become the first nonspeaking autistic at Oberlin College. It offers a refreshing first-hand perspective on neurodiversity and inclusion. The film is directed by Robert Rooy and produced by both Robert and DJ.  Several of DJ’s poems, set to captivating animation by Em Cooper, are featured in the film. DJ will be present for the screening and interaction after the film. Food will be provided. Sponsored by: UB Center for Disability Studies, UB Accessibility Resources, UB Wellness Education Services, Museum of DisABILITY History and UD Enterprises