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Events for people with disabilities

Association Support Group will hold a support group meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the second floor waiting room at Dent Neurologic Institute, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Guest speaker will be a representative from Tobii Assistive Technology. The group is for people with ALS -- also known as Lou Gehrig's disease -- their caregivers and friends. For more information, contact Becky Colville, care services coordinator for Western New York at 860-1947 or email: rcolville@alsaupstateny.org.

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VA Western New York Healthcare System in partnership with Mac Alpine Presbyterian Church offers an amputee support group meeting at 2 p.m. Friday in the health care center, Room 503, 3495 Bailey Ave. The group will meet the last Friday of each month. Discussed will be resources and programs available for veterans who have lost a limb or limbs. For more information, contact Rich Jones at 862-7350.

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The 24th annual Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day, featuring Western New York professionals and businesses that specialize in services for people with developmental disabilities, will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in the Conference & Event Center, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. Featured will be speakers, workshops, vendor exhibits, an art gallery by local artists, and general information about services and emerging trends. For information about the event or tickets, visit: www.ddday.org.

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University at Buffalo Neurosurgery Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center and the Parkinson's Association of Western New York co-sponsors the Parkinson's Disease caregiver support group at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the first-floor education room at UB Neurosurgery Building, 3980A Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For more information or registration, call 859-3342 or email: evalynkatz@ubns.com.

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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.

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.