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The Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York is offering:

Parent Support Group to share the many concerns and questions regarding learning disabilities, neurological impairments and attention-deficit disorder/attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, 2555 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore.

Introduction Parent Advocacy Training for parents of children with disabilities, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, 118 E. Utica St.

For information, call 874-7200.

Horizon Health Services, with locations in Erie and Niagara counties, provides counseling for adults experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, mental illness, relationship and family problems. It also provides alcohol and substance abuse counseling for adults and adolescents. For information and initial appointment, call 831-1800.

Bornhava Specialized Preschool, 25 Chateau Terrace, Snyder, offers early intervention and preschool evaluations and therapeutic services for children through age 5 who have special needs. Services are provided in the center, in the home or elsewhere in the community and include speech, physical and occupational therapy, educational services, family support and before- and after-school respite. For information, call 839-1655.

The Community Employment Office is an alliance of public and voluntary agencies, with United Cerebral Palsy of Western New York serving as lead agency, that work together to promote integrated employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Western New York. If you're a person with disabilities and are looking to enter the job market, call 684-3986.

Parents Anonymous of Buffalo and Erie County offers help for children with special needs often associated with neglect and abuse. Support groups for children and for parents, respite care, recreational activities, family crisis management and a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week Parent Advice Line are all available for families seeking help. Call 892-2172.

The New York State School for the Blind, located in Batavia, provides high-quality education to legally blind children, ages 5 to 21, who have multiple disabilities. The school provides a learning environment that puts achievement and independence within the reach of each student. Program options include day school, five-day residential and seven-day intermediate care facility. For information, call 343-5384, Ext. 276; e-mail; or visit the Web site

United Cerebral Palsy of Niagara's community employment office is the lead agency for the Niagara County Employment Consortium. It runs vocational and educational services for individuals with disabilities, offering outcome-based and welfare-to-work job placement programs. For information on any of these programs, call 297-7121.

People Inc. provides services for individuals with traumatic brain injury and their families, including service coordination, residential programs, transition services, supported employment, waiver services, day programs, rehabilitation, respite, advocacy and health services. Services are provided for people of any age, and there are no restrictions based on when the injury occurred. For information, call 634-8132, Ext. 236.

The Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western New York is a collaborative group of member voluntary agencies that provide services to people with developmental disabilities. It is the intent of the alliance to help agencies to develop reciprocal relationships, promote unified strategies and share risks for the mutual gain with and for the benefit of individuals with developmental disabilities. For information, call 877-7007; Web site:; e-mail:

The Center for the Visually Impaired is accepting applications for hospitality service training at the National Statler Center for Careers in Hospitality Service. The 13-week program is offered free of charge to qualified physically disabled, blind or visually impaired individuals. For information, call 882-5690.

Southeast Community Work Center, 181 Lincoln St., Depew, offers a variety of services throughout Erie County to adults with developmental disabilities. For information on locations, dates, times and events, call 683-7100.

Cantalician Center for Learn-ing provides services for children with developmental disabilities. Programs include early intervention and preschool evaluations, therapy and educational services in the home or in the early childhood center at 1360 Eggert Road, Eggertsville. For information, call 835-0417.

Baker Victory Services Early Childhood Program is a 12-month program founded to serve the needs of children with disabilities and developmental delays. The program offers ongoing developmental, psychological and educational assistance. Parent support and education is another ongoing service. For information, call 828-9560.

Niagara United Cerebral Palsy, 9812 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls, offers a variety of services for individuals with all types of developmental disabilities in Niagara County that include:

A children's recreation program (ages 3 to 10) is available on weekends and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Call 284-6441.

Diagnostic and treatment services (birth to adult). Call 297-1478.

Educational services (birth to age 5). For hours of operation, call 297-1478. Information also is available online at

The Preschool Learning Center of the League for the Handicapped, 393 North St., Springville, provides educational, therapeutic and evaluation services to children through 8 years of age with special needs within a 35-mile radius. Outreach to families and parent support groups are ongoing. For information, call 592-9331.

The Early Childhood Direction Center provides information and referral to parents and professionals on the needs of developmentally disabled children to age 5. It serves Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara and Orleans counties. In Erie County, call 878-7282; all other counties, call toll-free (800) 462-7653.

Parent to Parent, 1200 East & West Road, West Seneca, offers one-to-one emotional support to parents who have a child with a disability. The support is provided by trained volunteer parents who have a child with the same or similar disability. For information on resources in the area, support groups and specific disabilities or to talk to another parent or volunteer to be a support parent, call 517-3448 or (800) 305-8813; e-mail; or visit the Web site at

Items for "Events for the Disabled" may be submitted by fax, 856-5150, or by mail to Dominic Catalano, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240. Or call 849-4489.

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