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Events for people with disabilities

Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York is hosting a free educational conference from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at True Bethel Baptist Church, 907 E. Ferry St. Learn how to get the education your child needs. Is your child struggling in school? Having a hard time finishing homework? Learn solutions to these issues. Door prizes and refreshments. Handicapped accessible. To register, visit:

The Learning Disabilities Association of WNY provides educational advocacy services to students and their families who are receiving special-education services, or who could benefit from these services. Also, assistance for individuals with learning disabilities, neurological impairment or developmental disabilities. For information call 874-7200 or 1-888-250-5031.


St. Christopher Parish’s Access Faith Ministry is hosting an Oktoberfest for individuals with disabilities and their families and friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the St. Edmund’s Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Town of Tonawanda. Event includes a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. – please bring a dish to share – with dancing and games at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Chris at 731-4934 or email


St. Catherine Laboure Adult Day Health Care is a medical program at Sisters Hospital. It provides an opportunity for adults ages 18 and over, who are chronically ill or disabled with a medical diagnosis requiring skilled services, to spend the day in a supervised setting. Services include nursing care, social work, therapy, nutrition and health counseling, recreational activities, certified nursing assistance and pastoral care. The program focus is to maintain independence in the community. Medicaid or private pay accepted. For more information, call 862-2513 or visit:


The Empowerment Academy, 327 Elm St., a program of Restoration Society Inc., offers a variety of free and flexible community-based services to assist adults with mental health conditions to acquire the skills to achieve success and satisfaction in recovery and life. Services include benefits, financial, education, work, parenting, housing, wellness support and personal enrichment classes. For information, call 884-5216.


Community Services for Developmentally Disabled offers an after-school program open to all school-age children in need of after-school respite. “Stay Late” provides meaningful recreational and social opportunities for children up to age 22 throughout the school year. Programs are designed to meet the special learning needs of students who have developmental disabilities. Programs are currently held in Buffalo, Lackawanna and Amherst. Limited enrollment in the northern suburbs. For more information, call 883-8002.


Independent Living of Niagara County offers free work incentive counseling in Niagara Falls and the City of Lockport for people with disabilities who are looking to return to work. Service is available Monday through Friday in its facility, 746 Portage Road, Niagara Falls; Lockport area from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dale Association, Lockport Senior Center, 33 Ontario St. For details, call 284-4131 or 1-888-567-6454.


Western New York Independent Living offers the Client Assistance Program, a free service to advise individuals with disabilities on the rights to vocational rehabilitation and assistance with the application process. Services include assessment, placement, training, education, job coaching, assistive technology and placement to support successful achievement of a work goal. CAP also provides support and advocacy, aid in due process and appropriate remedies to maintain access to vocational rehabilitation services. For more information, call 836-0822, Ext. 114, or visit

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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