Parenting Resources for the Buffalo Area

For parents that need assistance, there are several resources available in the Western New York area. Suburban Pediatrics has compiled a list that links to helpful organizations.

211 WNY – Western New York Health & Human Services – 211 WNY connects citizens of Niagra, Orleans, Genesee, Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus counties with local resources. You can also dial 2-1-1 to be connected. 

Having Trouble Paying for Diapers? Help is Available – Diapers can cost approximately $1,000 per year. Parents who need assistance paying for diapers may be able to get assistance through 2-1-1.

The Care Connection – The Care Connection works closely with OBGYNs and Pediatricians to offer lactation advice, classes, and services for mothers in the area.

Summit Educational Services – The Summit Center provides brief workshops and resource materials that provide practical guidance to professionals and parents. Workshop topics include characteristics of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), effective strategies for addressing challenging behaviors, developing and fostering social and pragmatic communication skills, school and community integration, and other similar topics.

NYS Child Passenger Safety Program – Ensure that your child’s safety seat is installed correctly and up to proper standards. 

Parent Network of WNY – The Parent Network of Western New York supports families and professionals to empower individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential.

YMCA Buffalo Niagara​ – The YMCA is a leader in school age child care, aquatics, youth sports, camp, and health and wellness programming.