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Events for people with disabilities

Headway of Western New York Peer Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in 976 Delaware Ave. For information, call 629-3636.

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The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill offers a family support group meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst. For information, call 832-4035.

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The University at Buffalo Center for Children and Families, South Campus, offers classes for parents of children with behavioral problems, including ADHD. Training in child care and social skills is provided. Classes continue through June. For class times and more information, call 829-2244, Ext. 182.

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Parent Network and EPIC will have a free "Parenting Today" workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Wilson National Center for Parenting and Character Education, 1000 Main St. The topic is "Overview of ADHD, Development of the IEP and Binder Training." Bring your paperwork. To register, or for more information, call 332-4170 or visit www.parentnetworkwny.org or www.epicforchildren.org.

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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 a similar disability.

For information on resources in the area, support groups and specific disabilities, or to talk to another parent of volunteer to be a support parent, call 517-3448 or (800) 305-8813; e-mail lblum98@yahoo.com; or visit www.parenttoparentnys.org.

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Aspire of Western New York offers early intervention programs for children diagnosed with disabilities. For information on the infant/toddler development program or the preschool programs, call Aspire Center for Learning, 4635 Union Road, Cheektowaga, at 505-5700. Also call that number for information on Children's Discovery Corner child care and learning center.

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Deaf Adult Services, Suite 450, 2495 Main St., is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who need assistance. Walk-in clients will be assisted or referred to appropriate agencies. For information, call 833-1637.

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People Inc. provides services for individuals with traumatic brain injury, 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.

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Native American Community Services, 1005 Grant St., provides assistance to developmentally disabled individuals and their families in both Erie and Niagara counties through the Medicaid Services Coordination Program. Services can be provided to off-reservation Native Americans as well as other Western New York community members. For information, call 874-4460.

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The Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western New York, 1179 Kenmore Ave., Kenmore, is a collaborative group of member voluntary agencies that provide services to people with developmental disabilities. For information, call 877-7007 or visit www.ddawny.org.

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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