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Events for people with disabilities

Headway of Western New York Life Support Group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday at 976 Delaware Ave. For information, call 629-3636.

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Families CAN (Child Advocacy Network), a division of Compeer of Greater Buffalo, will hold 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 Gateway-Longview Family Resource Center, 347 E. Ferry St. 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 the meeting room in Denny's restaurant, 4610 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. For information, call 684-7142.

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The Senior Wheels USA Program can supply power wheelchairs at no cost to senior citizens and those with permanent disabilities who qualify. Call (800) 246-6010.

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The Mental Health Association of Erie County will hold a free two-hour Writing & Well-Being Program. Fall sessions will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday and Nov. 1, 15 and 29; Dec. 13 and 20 in the Mental Health Association office, 999 Delaware Ave. For information, call Mary at 886-1242, Ext. 321.

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St. Bonaventure University will host national speakers as part of its School of Education's Counseling Clinic's Autism Program. Dr. Fred Orelove, executive director of the Partnership for People With Disabilities, will speak from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 23 in the university's Walsh Theater. Ron Hager, senior staff attorney for the National Disability Rights Network, will discuss "Understanding Educational Rights for Students With Disabilities" from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in Murphy Auditorium. Cost is $20. For information or to register, call Abbie Abdo at 375-7670.

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Literacy Empowerment Action Plan of WNY (LEAP), 3200 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda, is accepting registrants for its remedial reading program called Reading Rally. Lessons begin Tuesday and are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. or 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. A pre-assessment is required for placement.

For information or to register, call 873-0429 or visit www.leapofwny. org.

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The Disability Unit of Neighborhood Legal Services provides free legal assistance to individuals with disabilities on issues including vocational rehabilitation, Social Security work incentives, inappropriate institutionalization, discrimination based on disability, access to patient records, special education and others. The office, in Ellicott Square, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 847-0650.

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Western New York Independent Living offers an Anger Management and Conflict Resolution Support Group meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Gloria J. Parks Community Center, 3234 Main St. For information, call 836-0822, Ext. 109.

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

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