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Parent Network of WNY supports families of individuals with disabilities during pandemic

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Mon, Apr 13th 2020 01:10 pm

Parent Network of WNY, a nonprofit agency servicing families of individuals with disabilities, is continuing to offer support through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parent Network is offering one-on-one support, a number of online and phone chat sessions, and a directory of online resources to help families of individuals with disabilities through this difficult time. Parent Network also offers a number of live and archived webinars

Parent Network’s one-on-one support phone line, 716-332-4170, is continuing to operate during the agency’s normal business hours: from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The agency’s COVID-19 updates and resources webpage features a directory of resources including: learning from home resources, mental health resources and directives from the federal and state government, and Centers for Disease Control. The webpage also provides a list of go-to-support phone numbers.

“We have received several calls from families who are stressed, isolated and overwhelmed,” Executive Director Susan Barlow said. “So many families have questions about their children’s education, how to keep their children occupied or just need someone to talk to in the same situation. We want families to know we are here!”

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