Western New York Task Force

About the Western New York Task Force

The Western New York Task Force is committed to improving educational access and outcomes for students with disabilities through a collaborative regional and statewide network of stakeholders representing a variety of perspectives in addressing the special education needs of students in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara and Wyoming counties, as well as New York State.

Get On Our List...

The Western New York Special Education Task Force has an online mail list to share information about upcoming events and to allow  Executive Council members to share information with other Task Force participants. In an effort to avoid overwhelming your inbox, use of the mail list is limited to notifications of task force events and cannot be used for other purposes.  To join the Western New York email list, subscribe here and choose “Western.NY.Special.Ed.Task.Force” on the dropdown menu.  You will then receive an email request to confirm your subscription by following the link provided in the email.  It's as easy as that!

You may also subscribe to any or all of the other regional special ed task force lists, but you will need to do so one at a time.

Upcoming Events

Western NY Task Force Executive Council


Dana Hoffman, Co-Chair
North Tonawanda City School District

Council Members

Rosemary Arnone
Coordinator of Parent Services, Buffalo City Schools

Susan Barlow, Secretary
Parent Network of Western NY

Elisabeth Assad-Penner
People, Inc.

Nancy Mariani
Buffalo City Schools

Kim Weisbeck , Esq.
Disability Rights New York

Stacie Dziwulski
Early Childhood Direction Center of Western NY

Mary Skorupa
Children's Mental Health Coalition of Western NY

MaryEllen Colling
Clarence Central School District