Community/Independent Living

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ACCESS-VR  Provides vocational counseling and rehabilitation services that result in successful employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities and their employers. The Buffalo District Office serves the eight counties of Western New York. Part of the New York State Education Department (NYSED).

Town of Amherst Emergency Response  Make first responders aware of your child with a disability or special medical need. Complete the Emergency Response Data Form.

Aspire of WNY Believes that children and adults with developmental disabilities have the right to realize their full potential and live as independently as possible.

Autism Services Inc. Programs are not designed to cure autism, but to help people with autism learn to function in a society that was never tailored to their needs.

Baker Victory Services Fosters the highest possible quality of life and personal achievement by partnering with children, adults, their families and the community through a diverse array of social, health and human services.

Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center (BHSC) Offers innovative services to children and adults with communication disorders and specialized education needs.

Cantalician Center Provides person-centered compassionate services that promote independence and offer meaningful opportunities to individuals with disabilities.

Cerebral Palsy Group Serves individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP). Provides information and support to help provide resources and education to those affected by CP.

Child & Family Services (CFS) Dedicates its resources to meet the needs of children and families. One of Western New York’s oldest human service agencies, Child and Family Services fosters safe and healthy environments for children and families in local homes, schools, workplaces and communities.

College Resources for Students with Disabilities  Rutgers University provides information and resources for students with disabilities planning to attend college.

Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled (CSDD) Provides or obtains services for people with developmental disabilities and their families in Western New York, which will assist in achieving their highest level of independent living, enable their fullest participation in society, ensure that their civil and human rights are protected, and promote their ability to be productive, contributing members of the community.

Developmental Disability Alliance of WNY (DDAWNY) A collaborative group of member voluntary agencies that provide services to people with developmental disabilities.

Disabled Dealer Magazine Provides people with disabilities and the elderly access to new and pre-owned adaptive equipment, services, resources, and events throughout the area.

Gateway-Longview A child and family service organization in Buffalo, NY that has been providing care, counseling, and support to countless children and families in Western & Central New York since 1890.

Heritage Centers Supports children and adults with disabilities, and their families, in achieving their desired quality of life by creating opportunities through comprehensive services.

The Independence Foundation – Provides support and assistance to individuals with physical disabilities so that they may live independent, self-directed lives.

Main Mobility – Assists families of those with physical disabilities in converting vehicles, finding equipment, making adaptations to enhance independence.

Neighborhood Legal Services – Provides free legal services to persons with low-income and persons with disabilities.

People Inc. Exists so that individuals with disabling conditions or other special needs have the supports they need to participate and succeed in an accepting society.

WNY Independent Living Project A multi-cultural, grassroots, peer directed, civil rights organization that provides a full range of assistance, programs and services to enhance the quality of life for all individuals with disabilities.

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