WNY Family Magazine October 2018 - Page 42

 42  Parenting Resources  Parenting Resources  Parenting Resources  The Tabernacle 3210 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park 2nd & 4th Wed.; 9:30-11:30am Springville First United Methodist 474 E. Main St., Springville 1st Friday; 10am-11:30am Wesleyan Church of Hamburg 4999 McKinley Pkwy, Hamburg 2 Fridays a month; 9:15am-11:45am tion for pregnant women and moms of infants through pre-schoolers. MOPS meetings give moms and moms-to-be the opportunity to meet other moms and share the journey of motherhood. Here is a sampling of Western New York groups. A complete listing is available on the MOPS web site. New Covenant 345 McConkey Dr., Tonawanda 2nd & 4th Wed., 6:30-8:30pm Amherst Alliance Church 3915 Millersport Hwy. 2nd & 4th Thurs.; 9:30-11:30am Resurrection Life 2145 Old Union Rd., Cheektowaga 1st & 3rd Thurs.; 9:30-11:30am Kenmore Baptist Church 10 Wardman Road Kenmore, NY 14217 2nd & 4th Thurs.; 9:30am Fellowship Wesleyan Church 1645 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca 1st & 3rd Mondays (Sept-May); 6:15- 8:15pm Winchester Community Church 909 Harlem Rd., West Seneca 1st & 3rd Thurs., 9:30-11:30am Zion Lutheran Church 9535 Clarence Center Rd., Clarence Ctr. 1st & 3rd Wed.; 9:30-11:15am Faith Lutheran Church 1230 Bowen Rd., Elma 3rd Tuesday of the Month; 6:30pm Lockport Alliance Church 555 Davison Rd., Lockport 1st & 3rd Wed.; 9:30-11:15am n WNY Mothers Of Multiples formerly Mothers of Twins Club of Buffalo www.wnymultiples.org This support group for mothers of twins (and more!) meets on the 2nd Wednesday of most months at 7pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2669 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda. In addition to their meetings which feature “meet and mingle” sessions, they organize activities such as moms’ nights out, toy/ clothing sales, and other family events. POISON EMERGENCY n Upstate New York Poison Center 24 Hours A Day, 365 Days A Year 1-800-222-1222 www.upstatepoison.org Calls are answered by Special- ists in Poison Information (SPIs), regis- tered nurses, and pharmacists trained in toxicology. Specialists provide the most efficient and up-to-date poison information avail- able. Physicians and toxicologists are on-call 24 hours a day for consultation purposes. Text “POISON” to 797979 to save the poison control contact informa- tion in your smartphone. SPECIAL NEEDS For a complete listing of special needs organizations, visit the DD Info Link at http://www.211wny.org/search/ddin- folink/ which provides a multitude of resources related to developmental dis- abilities. The resources can be broken down by age group, and then by service types, such as daily living, education, in-home services, recreation, respite and more. If you do not have access to the Internet, call 1-888-696-9211. n Parent Network of WNY 1000 Main Street Buffalo, New York 14202 Information & Referral: 716-332-4175 www.parentnetworkwny.org This community resource provides all the tools necessary for parents and pro- fessionals to take an active role in the education of children and young adults with special needs. They offer a wealth of seminars, workshops, information and re- ferral services, a newsletter, family train- ing services, all FREE of charge. If you’ve struggled to find the right services for your child, or are lost in the maze of rules and regulations in the Special Education Sys- tem, these are the folks who can help. n Down Syndrome Parents Group of Western New York 716-832-9334 www.dspgwny.org Provides support to persons with Down Syndrome and their families through in- formation on educational programs and community services. A Parent Support Program connects new parents with vol- unteers who can share their experiences and provide support. A phone call, hospi- tal or home visit is available upon request by calling Barb