Opportunities Collaborative supports charter, parochial, and private schools of Erie and Niagara Counties by:
Offering training and professional development for school leaders, teachers , and governing boards so the schools they represent can best support students with disabilities.
Sharing effective practices for serving students with disabilities, for the Western New York region, the State of New York and nationally.
Advocating for students with disabilities, and their families, to assure that these students receive an appropriated inclusive education.
Working to ensure that the civil rights and educational best interests of students with special needs
Building capacity for all schools, particularly charter, private, and parochial schools, to provide
high-quality related services.
Developing strong local, state and national partnerships with all stakeholders, districts, schools, philanthropies, institutes of higher education, community-based organizations, other advocacy groups, governmental agencies, among others, to increase opportunities, services, and resources afforded to students with special needs.
Enabling all schools to increase academic, socio-economic, and life skill outcomes for students with disabilities.
"I cannot thank you enough for helping give my students tools to help give them a better chance to succeed in math."
Mrs. McPherson, AIS Math, St. Mary's-Swormville
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