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Aspire of WNY Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Aspire of WNY Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear Family and Friends of Aspire & Our WNY Community Neighbors,   As we continue to sail into uncharted waters, I want to continue to assure you that we are working diligently to anticipate the many needs of the individuals we serve.  At this time, there continues to be no confirmed cases of the COVID-19 […]

Are You Prepared to defend Against Cyber Attack? 5 Must Do’s to Protect Yourself at Home, Work & On the Go

Being such a vast organization, Aspire uses multitudes of countless networks, computers, databases, etc. We take every necessary step to maintain high security, having access to so much personal information between employees and clientele. We understand the responsibility of maintaining proper control of that information, in addition to the health of our internal communications. Being […]

18 Year Old With CP Fighting for Federal Funding | Featured on WIVB

“I learned there was no federal funding for cerebral palsy research. Which is insane. On top of that it affects 17 million people worldwide. It’s called the forgotten disability. None of those things add up and that killed me,” These are the words from 18 year old Lauren Walier, a Georgia woman with ties to […]

Help Aspire Complete a New Playground at the Center for Learning

April showers bring May flowers and in Western New York, it brings optimism that we’ve seen the last of the snow for a while. For Aspire of Western New York this year, the warmer weather also presents an opportunity to begin installing a new, fully-accessible playground that the students at our Center for Learning on […]

New Gym Works to Help Individuals with Autism

One special local gym is designed to help children with autism spectrum and other processing disorders.  While the facility is inclusive to all children, it focuses on those with sensory disorders, which makes up approximately 50 percent its customers — a gym for all that provides a safe space for families. Rock the Spectrum gym […]

Kenmore East Senior Shines in Big Moment

Brock Kowalski Steals the Show on Senior Night Brock Kowalski has been a manager for the Kenmore East Basketball program all through high school. He has all the intangibles of a quality player and leader. The first one to arrive. Supportive teammate. Dedicated to the squad. According to his teammate, Brock is in essence, “a […]

New Tech Works to Open Window to Communication

Technology has taken over so many parts of our day-to-day lives — from quickly looking up directions, to booking tickets to new and amazing assistive devices.  As incredible as the latest trends and advancements are, modern technology has received some slack for improving trivial problems, in lieu of working to advance issues that could substantially […]

International Day Of Persons With Disabilities | How To Show Support

On December 3, The United Nationals recognized annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities.  A day committed to championing and advocating for a better world.  The annual recognition has been promoted by the UN for 24 years, dating back to 1992, and is dedicated to cultivating awareness and understanding of issues involving disabilities while celebrating […]

Disabled Student Becomes First to Drive Using New Joystick System

Vancouver, BC  (CBC News) – Most everyone who lives with a developmental disability, regardless of the unique nature, shares a common goal — to be independent.  Often that can entail participating in a sport, engaging in his or her community or even just browsing the produce section at the local grocery market — activities that are take […]

CBS Show ‘Scorpion’ Features Plot Line Surrounding Boy with Disability

Here on our blog we like to highlight different stories from all over the country that shine a light on children and adults with developmental disabilities. Typically we find these stories through other news outlets, both local and outside of Buffalo. Every once in awhile we come across a character or storyline in a form […]