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...

Aspire Center for Learning 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 Resources for Self-Advocates

Here are some great resources made by and for people with developmental disabilities about COVID-19. Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center Click on the underlined words to see the resources: Informational Video on COVID-19 What You Need to Know About...

Governor Cuomo’s PAUSE Program

Updated April 17, 2020

Governor Cuomo’s PAUSE Program has been extended through May 15, 2020. Find full details on this program here.

The Governor’s 10-point NYS on PAUSE plan is as follows: