West Region Summer Symposium

07/11/2011 - 9:00am
07/11/2011 - 3:00pm

at Canisius College


West - Regional Task Force Meeting

04/29/2011 - 9:30am
04/29/2011 - 12:00pm

We will be at the Parent Network, 1000 Main St. in Buffalo.


West Regional Task Force Meeting

02/04/2011 - 10:00am
02/04/2011 - 12:00pm

At University of Buffalo

We will be in Baldy Hall (#11 on map) Room 555 on UB campus.

People should park in the Center for Tomorrow lot (#53 on map) (Flint road) and take the Green line shuttle to Capen Hall. They should get off at Capen, go to their right. They can walk through O'Brien (#12 on map) by taking the elevator to the 5th floor or they can walk to Baldy (the buildings are connected)

The shuttle runs every 10 minutes or so and is free. You do not need a permit to park in the Center for Tomorrow lot.

We’d like to begin right at 10. Thanks, Chandra


Statewide Meeting of the Task Force

03/25/2011 - 8:30am
03/25/2011 - 3:30pm

at the Crowne Plaza in Albany

West Regional Task Force Meeting

12/17/2010 - 10:00am
12/17/2010 - 12:01pm

at the Parent Network in Buffalo ?


Summer Symposium: Improving Secondary Pre-Service Teacher Candidates Abilities to Work with Diverse Learners

06/24/2010 - 9:00am
06/24/2010 - 3:00pm

at Niagara University


Summer Symposium: Increasing On-Task Behavior through the Use of Fly-Fusion Pen-top Computers

07/08/2010 - 9:00am
07/08/2010 - 5:00pm

at Niagara University



10/21/2010 - 8:30am
10/22/2010 - 2:00pm

Attached is a call for proposals for next October's combined NYSATE/NYACTE - Task Force Conference at the Gideon Putnam in Saratoga Springs, NY.

As Kate DaBoll-LaVoie and I described at the Statewide Meeting on March 26th, for this coming fall's Statewide Meeting, the TF has combined with NYSATE/NYACTE to offer a somewhat different venue for its work. As such, our support of our membership for the event will reflect a different structure. HESC will pay for members' registrations for the conference ($185).

David Cantaffa

Associate Director

Cherie Wilczek Lesinski

West Regional Field Facilitator


Presentation: An Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

10/20/2009 - 6:00pm
10/20/2009 - 9:00pm

Learn how and why Autistic Spectrum Disorders are diagnosed and by whom. Get information on learning styles, recent research and ways to promote success at home, at school and in the community

Who should attend: Parents, caregivers, respite workers, recreation program staff, childcare providers, those who live/work with individuals who have
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD

Niagara County Community College - Parking Lot 1
Social Sciences and Humanities Building - Room E140
3111 Saunders Settlement Road
Sanborn, NY 14132
Call or go online to reserve your spot today!


Western Regional Task Force Meeting

02/05/2010 - 9:30am
02/05/2010 - 12:01pm

 Conversations in Teacher Preparation: Teacher Candidate Dispositions

Location to be determined.


Western Regional Task Force Meeting - CANCELLED

12/04/2009 - 9:30am
12/04/2009 - 12:00pm

This meeting has been canceled.


Western Regional Task Force Meeting

11/06/2009 - 9:30am
11/06/2009 - 12:01pm

Conversations in Teacher Preparation: Evidenced-based Practices for Behavioral Interventions


Western Region - Task Force Meeting

02/06/2009 - 9:30am
02/06/2009 - 12:00pm

We are confirming Friday, Feb. 6 at 9:30 AM, at the Original
Pancake House on Niagara Falls Blvd.

Note the 9:30 AM start time; we
will start then, to give folks a little more travel time in the AM, to deal
with possible weather slowdowns.

We will be circulating an agenda proximal to the meeting date. If you
have items that you want on the agenda, please email the item(s) - along with
an approximate needed timeframe for dealing with your item(s) - to Chandra Foote cjf@niagara.edu

Just a reminder...if the Sweet Home School District is closed that day


Shannon Gormley Budin

photo of Shannon Gormley Budin

Assistant Professor of Exceptional Education

Lisa A. Rafferty

photo of Lisa A. Rafferty

Assistant Professor

Anne-Claire Fisher

Assistant Professor

Western Regional Task Force Meeting

11/21/2008 - 9:30am
11/21/2008 - 12:00pm

at the Origianal Pancake House on Niagara Falls Blvd.


The Western Regional Task Force on Quality Inclusive Schooling

The West region is made up of the following member organizations.

The co-liaisons for this region are Kathleen Gradel from SUNY Fredonia, and Chandra Foote from Niagara University.


International Dyslexia Association - Western NY Branch

The Vison of the Western New York Branch

  • To be a resource for information and services that addresses the full scope of dyslexia
  • To accomplish this in a way that builds cooperation, partnership and understanding among professional communities and individuals with dyslexia and their families
  • To do this so that every individual is valued and has the opportunity to lead a productive and fulfilling life, and society benefits from the resource that is liberated

Asperger's Syndrome Presentation

03/28/2008 - 9:00am
03/28/2008 - 4:00pm

at the Radisson Hotel in Corning NY 


Effective College Planning by the Western NY Collegiate Consortium of Disability Advocates

This site contains detailed guide to transition planning to college and several other resources.

Kevin Miller

photo of Kevin Miller

Associate Professor, Interim Chair

Parent Network of Western New York

Provides services for the families of individuals with disabilities throughout the Western New York area.

Down Syndrome Information Network of the Twin Tiers

Dedicated to education and support of those with Down Syndrome or those who have loved ones with the condition.

The Autism Society of Western New York

The Autism Society of America Western New York Chapter includes professionals and parents of children with Autism, PDD, and Asperger Syndrome. The Chapter holds informational meetings and workshops and publishes a newsletter.

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