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Family Support Conference to be held Aug. 11 in West Hertel Academy

The second annual Family Support Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 11 in West Hertel Academy.

The conference, which is free, is designed to better inform families of students with special needs and disabilities about special education services. It will be hosted by the Buffalo Public Schools’ Special Education Parent Advisory Committee and the Parent Network of WNY. The advisory committee provides support to family members, foster parents and guardians of students with special needs in the school district.

Some issues that will be covered include district services, evaluations, how to choose and apply to high school, pathways to graduation and after high school.

“The Buffalo Schools are dedicated to barrier-free, inclusive educational opportunities for all students with disabilities,” Darren J. Brown, interim superintendent, said in a statement.

For additional information and for reservations, visit, call (716) 332-4170, or email