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The Buffalo Chapter of the National Stuttering Project and the University at Buffalo Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic will co-sponsor a lecture, "Overcoming the Negative Emotions Which Accompany Stuttering," at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 225, National Sciences Building, on UB's North Campus in Amherst. For additional information, call 645-3410.

STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) offers parents of children with disabilities, in regular or special education, ways to meet the challenges of raising children in today's world. The program will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28 and Nov. 4 and 18 at Erie 1, Board of Cooperative Educational Services LTS/Maryvale, 1050 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga. Registration deadline is Tuesday. For information and to register, call 630-4240.

The Erie County Civil Service Employees Association, in collaboration with Coordinated Care, is holding a caregiver education program from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday at Clare Bridge of Williamsville, 6076 Main St., Amherst. For information, call 858-2307.

The Special Education Training Resource Center of the Cattaraugus-Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services offers:

7 to 9 p.m. Monday, American Sign Language class, level 1 & 2 beginners at Ellicottville BOCES, Route 242, and Wednesday at 1825 Windfall Road, Olean. To register, call 372-8293, ext. 296.

7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, "Sign Language and Parenting Skills for Families With Children With Hearing Disabilities," at the Olean location. To register, call 372-8293, ext 224.

The Buffalo branch of the International Dyslexia Association (formerly the Orton Dyslexia Society) is sponsoring a two-day workshop on the Wilson Reading System from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Buffalo Marriott, Millersport Highway, Amherst. Call 839-2918.

Heritage Centers Education Program, 1 Delaware Road, Kenmore, serves children with developmental disabilities from birth through 21 years and their families. Evaluations, education, therapeutic services and parent support are available. Call 876-3901.

The United Cerebral Palsy Association of Western New York offers early intervention programs for children diagnosed with disabilities. For more information on the infant/toddler development program or the preschool programs, call the association's Children Center, 4635 Union Road, Cheektowaga, at 633-4449. For information on The Children's Discovery Corner child care and learning center at 4635 Union Road, 633-4443.

People, Inc. offers a weekend program for families who may need a break from the demands of caring for a developmentally disabled family member. Available every Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight. Call 838-4444.

Agape Parents' Fellowship Inc., 3280 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, provides service coordination, education advocacy and other support for families of people with disabling conditions. For more information call 827-5407.

The Early Childhood Direction Center is a non-profit organization that provides information and referral to parents and professionals on the individual needs of developmentally disabled children from birth to 5 years. It serves Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara and Orleans counties. In Erie County, call 878-7282. In all other counties, call toll-free (800) 462-7653.

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