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Aspire’s 2020 Annual Report is Here!

Aspire's 2020 Annual Report is now available!  Check it out here to see all the ways Aspire worked together as a team to handle a pandemic. 2020 Annual Report

Committee of Last Resort is now Helping Hands!

Aspire of WNY's Committee of Last Resort is a small grants program that has supported the needs of individuals with disabilities in the Western NY community for over 20 years. In order to better align this program's format with Aspire's mission, vision and values,...

Aspire Center for Learning Revised Reopening Plans

In preparation for the reopening of Aspire Center for Learning, the Leadership Team of Aspire of WNY has compiled an Education Reopening Plan. Download the plan and related attachments by clicking the links below. Aspire Education Reopening Plan School Reopening Plan...

COVID-19 Vaccine Q & A Webinar

The Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western New York recently presented a question and answer webinar on the COVID-19 vaccine.  Learn from a medical professional, as well as personal experiences from human service staff and advocates. Click here for more...

Temporary Suspension of Programs & Services

Amid changes and restrictions from the New York state "zone" strategy for COVID-19, Aspire of WNY has announced a number of changes to programs and services. Click here to download the latest updates.

Center for Learning Update

Under the guidance of the Erie County Department of Health and the Center for Learning’s Safety Plan, we have determined that our School Aged and On-Site Preschool will transition to remote learning.

Saturday Respite Programs Reopening Safety Plan

Aspire of Western New York has released its Safety and Reopening Plan for Saturday Respite Programs. Access the plan at the link below. Saturday Programs Safety & Reopening Plan

A Message from Our CEO for DSP Recognition Week

In honor of Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, Sept. 13 to Sept. 19, Aspire of WNY President & CEO Renee Filip has a message to all DSPs who work with Aspire. Watch the video below to see more.   [video width="360" height="640"...

Voting Rights for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities has released a memorandum on voting rights for persons with developmental disabilities. Read the full release below, or visit the OPWDD website for more. The National Voter Registration Act of 1993...

Aspire Reopening Safety Plans

Aspire of Western New York invites you to review the following Safety and Reopening Plans. Free Standing Respite Community Based PreVoc Programs Community Based Supports- Community Habilitation and In-Home Respite (Self-Directed and Traditional), Community...