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Families CAN (Child Advocacy Network), a division of Compeer of Greater Buffalo, offers a round-table discussion group for parents, caregivers or family members raising children with special social, emotional or behavioral needs so they can share experiences and learn about available resources. It will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at 135 Delaware Ave., Suite 210. To register, call 884-2599 or e-mail: Debbie@ compeerbuffalo.org.

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Adult ADD/ADHD Support Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Denny's meeting room, 4610 Genesee St. For information, call 684-7142.

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Headway of Western New York presents "Who Is This Person?," by clinical psychologist Dr. Lisa Keenan from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Headway office, 976 Delaware Ave. Keenan will discuss emotional and behavioral changes after brain injury. Fee for nonmembers is $15 and free for members. The annual meeting will follow the presentation. For information, call 629-3636. Also, Headway Life Support Group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday at 976 Delaware Ave.

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The Western New York Independent Living Project will hold a Lunch Talk support group for those with developmental disabilities from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Independent Living Project, 3108 Main St. Bring your own lunch or a dish to pass. For information, call Maureen Wells or Karen Eye at 836-0822.

Also offered is a free Social Hour, including games of backgammon, Scrabble, chess and cards from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday in the back Conference Room. Light refreshments will be served. For information, call 836-0822, Ext. 170.

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The Hearing Loss Association of Western New York will hold its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednes - day in St. Stephen's-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. For information, call 875-1093.

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The Ken-Ton Special Education Parent Teacher Student Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesd a y in the Sheridan Building, Room 122, 3200 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. Lorraine Blum from Parent to Parent will discuss the "Importance of a Strong Support System." For information, call Aimee at 876-3019 or Rosann at 875-4985.

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Independent Living of Niagara County will meet at a town meeting with Niagara County utility companies at 2 p.m. Thursday in Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main St. There will be an open discussion for individuals with disabilities who may have questions or issues with National Fuel, NYSEG, National Grid or HEAP. For information, call 284-4131, Ext. 17.

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Buffalo Psychiatric Center is sponsoring the Ninth National Survivors of Suicide Day Conference from 1 to 3:30 p.m. S a turday in the Butler Rehabilitation Center auditorium, 400 Forest Ave. Survivors of suicide and those who have lost a family member or friend to suicide will come together for information, support and empowerment. A panel discussion will include Life Transitions Center director Sara Montz, Buffalo Psychiatric clinical director Dr. Jeffery Grace and family survivors Anthony and Bernadette Misita. There is no charge, but registration is requested by calling 816-2011. Doors will open at noon.

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

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.

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