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Individualized Service Plan (MSCs)

Individualized Service Plan (MSCs)

Individualized Service Plan

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Parent Network of WNY 
                1000 Main Street  
                 Buffalo, NY 14202

OPWDD's approved curriculum for MSC's- learn how to develop and implement and effective Individualized Service Plan. MSCs will receive 6 CEU credits.

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Teen Arrested in Bus Vandalism at Frontier Central Schools

BUFFALO, NY - Hamburg Police say they have arrested an 18-year-old teen, Andrew Lathrop, who allegedly vandalized several Frontier Central school buses.

Frontier Central Schools were closed Monday after 10-15 of their school buses were damaged.

Drivers arrived Monday morning to find that several buses had been broken into, windows broken and spray painted on the outside.  Also, fire extinguishers on the buses were sprayed inside. 

Porta-potties on site for a school construction project were tipped over and spray-painted.

Police believe the suspect forced his way through a fence where the busses are housed.

Cleanup is underway and school is expected to be back in session on Tuesday.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Police Anonymous Tip Line at 648-5111 x2847 or Detective Joe Kleinfelder at x2357.

The Nurtured Heart Approach Part 3

The Nurtured Heart Approach Part 3

The Nurtured Heart Approach - Part 3

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Baker Hall School
                 777 Ridge Road
                 Lackawanna, NY 14218

Have you tried everything you know and don't know where to turn?  The Nurtured Heart Approach is a powerful tool that will transform a difficult child and build you up as a family member or professional.  Participants will walk away with strategies and tools to increase success in all areas of life!

Guardianship, Wills and Trusts

Guardianship, Wills and Trusts

Guardianship, Wills and Trusts

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Iroquois Intermediate School
                2111 Girdle Road
                Elma, NY 14059

Does your child need a guardian?  When do you begin the process?  Why do you need a will? How do you protect your child's future services?   An overview of who needs a guardian and the different types will be provided. Participants will learn about trusts for a child with special needs and have an understanding of the various processes.

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Did You Re-Register For Your STAR Exemption Yet?

By Ashley Hupfl

Albany Bureau

ALBANY Over one million homeowners have registered with the state for basic STAR exemptions in the first six weeks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday.

State homeowners with an income under $500,000 may apply for STAR exemption on their primary residence. The exemption saves homeowners an average of $700 per year. The deadline to apply for STAR exemption is Dec. 31.

Last year, the Department of Taxation and Finance released a report that found thousands of homeowners with multiple properties receiving more than one STAR exemption. The new registration process is to ensure households receive only one STAR exemption.

"In just six weeks, more than one million homeowners have registered for their STAR exemptions, a huge boost in our efforts to protect New Yorkers from fraud in the program while ensuring eligible homeowners continue to receive tax relief they deserve," Cuomo said in a statement.

JACOBS OFFERING FREE CAR SEAT SAFETY INSPECTIONS

JACOBS OFFERING FREE CAR SEAT SAFETY INSPECTIONS

County Clerk wants you to make sure your child is in the right car seat

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, in cooperation with Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard, will be offering free car seat safety inspections on Saturday, October 19th from 9 a.m. to noon at the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road in Clarence. The mall is home to an Erie County Auto Bureau satellite office.

The event will be held in the front parking lot of the mall, under the marquee. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to examine child car seats for proper use, installation, age and size appropriateness and also alert parents to any recalled products.

Jacobs to host "Passports on the Move" Outreach at Boulevard Mall

Jacobs to host "Passports on the Move" Outreach at Boulevard Mall

County Clerk to Host Outreach at Boulevard Mall

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced that his office is hosting a special “Passports on the Move” Outreach on Tuesday, October 15th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Boulevard Mall in front of the Sears Court.

Passport Acceptance Agents from the Clerk’s Office will be available to receive and process passport applications to interested citizens during this special community outreach as well as provide passport information.

“I encourage anyone scheduling a vacation or college students planning their next semester abroad to come to our outreach and apply for their passport,” said County Clerk Jacobs. “I want to let all our passport customers know that my office will continue to accept passport applications regardless of the government shutdown.”