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Events for people with disabilities

Parent Network of Western New York and Early Childhood Direction Center offer a support group for families of individuals with developmental disabilities. The group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month at Early Childhood Direction Center/People Inc., 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Families can meet and network with other parents, caregivers and families, share thoughts on topics of interest, ask questions and receive support. Open to families of children of all ages. For more information or to register, call 332-4170.

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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 every 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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NFTA Advisory Committee on the Disabled will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Niagara Falls Independent Living Center, 746 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. It is open to those interested in learning about the NFTA's accessible services and programs for people with disabilities. For information, call 855-7286.

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Headway of Western New York Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst. For more information, call Lynda at 337-3571 or email: rosieo335@yahoo.com or visit: crpssupportgroupofbuffalony.com.

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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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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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Cantalician Center Community Services, 665 Hertel Ave., provides employment, vocational training, evaluations, social programming and Medicaid service coordination for individuals with developmental disabilities. For information, call 874-0913.

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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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Horizon Health Services, 3020 Bailey Ave., offers programs in Erie and Niagara counties to assist individuals with mental illness, chemical dependency and/or developmental disabilities. For information, call 831-1800 or visit www.horizon-health.org.

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The Help You Group is a free service for anyone interested in feeling more confident about their personal appearance and job skill, and is held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Marvin Palanker Conference Room at WNY Independent Living, 3108 Main St., near Hertel Ave., in the University District. For information, call 836-0822, Ext. 157 or 836-0822, Ext. 167.

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Independent Living of Niagara County, 746 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, provides core services which include peer counseling, financial benefits consultation, independent living skills evaluation, information and referral, individual and systems advocacy, housing search assistance, Braille transcription and deaf support services. ILNC also offers "Taking Control," a consumer-directed personal-assistance program. For more information about programs and services, call 284-4131 or toll-free at 1-888-567-6454.

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.