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Events for people with disabilities

As part of its Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series, the Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc. will host author and University of Toledo Professor Kim E. Nielsen from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the museum located at 3826 Main St. The presentation, “Disability History is Our History,” will focus on stories of historical figures with disabilities as well as changing definitions of disability over the course of time. Additionally, Nielsen will speak about disability in law, culture and why history of people with disabilities is important to all. The fee is $5 for adults and $2.50 for seniors, students and human service employees. Fee includes admission to the gallery. For more information or to register, call 629-3626.


The Mental Health Association of Erie County is offering a peer-facilitated self-help group for people diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder who are age 18 or older. The support group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month at association offices at 999 Delaware Ave. For more information, contact Lisa Maria Cruz at 886-1242, Ext. 310, or email:


National Alliance on Mental Illness Southtowns Family Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Abbott Corners, Lake Shore Behavioral Health, 3176 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. For information, call 226-6264.


The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation is accepting inquiries for its 2014 Mental Health Grant through the foundation’s online grants portal. Organizations in Erie and Niagara counties that focus on programs that prevent or alleviate mental illness, particularly serious mental illness   among children, adolescents and young adults to age 26, may be eligible for funds. Applicants should create an online account no later than Feb. 25 and submit a preliminary grant request no later than March 5. For more information, visit:


National Alliance on Mental Illness 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 226-6264.


Peregrine’s Landing Senior Community will host a Memory Lane Cafe event for individuals affected with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and their family members or caregivers. The free event will be held the third Wednesday of every month at The Club House Bro’s Family Restaurant, 3386 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda. A $5 dinner is available, which includes beverage and dessert provided by the Clubhouse. For reservations, call 474-3089.

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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