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Why did Aspire of WNY Host a Chicken BBQ? To make an IMPACT!

Why did Aspire of WNY Host a Chicken BBQ? To make an IMPACT!

On Thursday, May 9th, Aspire of WNY hosted its annual Drive-Thru Chicken BBQ at its Chautauqua County headquarters at 140 Mall Blvd. in Jamestown. The event featured delicious chicken dinners prepared by Weidner’s BBQ. The $4,000+ in proceeds from this event benefited...

Payroll Tips & Tricks at Aspire of WNY

Payroll has encountered several continuing errors that we would like to address. We want to remind everyone that daily punching in and out is the best way to be paid accurately. Entering time for employees is more likely to cause errors, which lead to paying them...

Internal Eclipse Communications Archive

MARCH 21st, 2024 Agency-Wide Message: In the afternoon of April 8th, 2024, WNY will experience a total solar eclipse. This is where the moon will pass directly in front of the sun, blocking out all light, and for a few minutes, our region of the world will...

Buffalo’s Rich History with the Civil Rights Movement

Andrew Zebrun III submitted this story from Aspire of WNY's Transportation Department. Thank you for sharing your story, Andrew! In honor of Black History Month, I'd like everyone to know just how important Buffalo, NY, has been in the struggle for Civil Rights. A...

Communication Is Different for Everyone…Not Impossible!

Communication Is Different for Everyone…Not Impossible!

As an In-Home Support Respite Specialist with Aspire of WNY, Jennifer Rockenstein has realized that we can't take simple communication moments for granted as we go through the developmental stages of speaking. Every month, Jennifer provides ten hours of respite with...

Aspiring Times Archives

Read all past editions of the Aspiring Times Newsletter! 2024 Week #1 Week #2 Week #3 Week #4 Week #5 Week #6 Week #7 Week #8 Week #9 Week #10 Week #11 Week #12

Space Heater Memo | January 2024 | OPWDD & Aspire of WNY

INTERNAL EMAIL January 11th, 2024 2:38 PM   Good afternoon!    All of us like to be warm during the cold weather, and for some of us, we bring in a space heater or use one provided by Aspire to keep our workspace warm.    OPWDD issued guidance...

The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of QPDI

The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of QPDI

In 2024, the Quality Partnership on Diversity and Inclusion (QPDI) wanted to start the new year by reintroducing our partnership to the agency with a little background by answering the Who, What, When, Where, and Why of QPDI.  WHO QPDI is an agency partnership...