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EVENTS FOR THE DISABLED

The Western New York Independent Living Project offers "Double Trouble," a support group for individuals recovering from mental disorders and addiction problems, which will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Marvin Palanker Conference Room, WNY Independent Living Project, 3108 Main St. near Highgate Avenue. For information, call 836-0822, Ext. 154.

The Ken-Ton Special Education Parent-Teacher-Student Association will offer an open discussion, "Effective Practices Used to Stop Bullying," at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Philip Sheridan Building, Room 122, 3200 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. For information, call Rosann at 875-4985.

The Parent Network of Western New York is offering a free workshop, "Infant Dental Care," from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday in the National Center for Parenting and Character Education, 1000 Main St. To register, call 332-4100.

The Early Childhood Direction Center and the Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western New York are sponsoring a free workshop, "Developmentally Appropriate Strategies for Children with Challenging Behaviors," from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Cantalician Center for Learning, 1360 Eggert Road, Amherst. Instruction will be given on how to say and do things that will affect children's behavior through group management strategies such as those used in day care and preschool classrooms. For information or to register, call 898-3756 or 878-7282.

The Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western New York will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Heritage Centers, 2643 Main St. For information, call 833-8603, Ext. 307.

The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department and Opportunities Unlimited will host a free Teen Afternoon for youths between the ages of 11 to 16 Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. in Red Brick School, North Fourth and Onondaga streets, Lewiston. The event will include dancing, games and refreshments. For reservations or information, call Marianne Gittermann at 754-1990.

The Autism Society of America's Western New York Chapter and Autistic Services are offering a workshop, "Building Social Language Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders," featuring Tracie Lindblad, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday in Classic V Conference Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Registration forms available at www.autisticservices.org. The fee is $10. For information, call 633-2275.

The Spina Bifida Association of Western New York provides services to individuals with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and their families. Services are designed to assist and teach children to increase their independence as well as provide education to their families. For information, call 446-5595.

Items of timely events may be submitted by fax, 856-5150, or by mail to City Desk, Events for the Disabled, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.