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Events for people with disabilities

Statler Career Center, a national program for Olmsted Center for Sight, provides individuals who are blind, visually impaired or physically disabled with the right tools to launch successful careers in customer service, contact center and hospitality industries. The center has openings for students for the class beginning April 30. The program provides in-depth skills, training and job-preparation services to working-age adults who are sight-impaired or physically disabled and interested in pursuing permanent employment. For information or to apply, contact Patrick Keyes at 888-4526 or visit: for Enrollment


Community Music School offers adaptive one-on-one lessons in piano, voice, guitar, flute and drums for people of all ages with disabilities. The school also offers one-on-one music therapy sessions for people of all ages with a variety of diagnoses, such as neurological disorders, developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, dementia, personality disorders and depression. Music therapy group classes will be offered for children ages 3 to 5 and ages 6 to 12 to promote friendship and social skills. All lessons and classes are taught by a board-certified music therapist. For program descriptions and fees, call 884-4887 or visit:


Mental Health Association in Niagara County is offering a free art class at 5:30 p.m. April 29 at its facility, located at 36 Pine St., Lockport. The class will complete a folk art painting of a wooden bird ornament with flowers. All materials are provided. Space is limited. For reservations or more information, call 433-3780.


Independent Living of Niagara County is hosting a town hall meeting regarding fair housing from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at 746 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. The forum is presented by the Highland Community Revitalization Committee. Members of the community will have an opportunity to ask questions or seek clarification regarding their rights as tenants and/or landlords, with or without disability. For more information, call Tanisha Edwards at 284-4131, Ext. 200.

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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