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EVENTS FOR THE DISABLED

Deaf Adult Services is currently accepting registration for basic sign-language classes. Classes of various levels will begin the week of Oct. 20 and are held at several locations. Registration deadline is Oct. 18. For class schedules and registration information, call 885-3323. The Niagara Frontier Center for Independent Living, 1522 Main St., Niagara Falls, is also offering sign-language classes for the deaf beginning Monday. For more information and to register, call 284-2452.

Erie County CASA/Medicaid is sponsoring a free Caregiver Program from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Brent Manor Apartments, 336 Elmwood Ave. For information, call 858-2310.

Self-Help for Hard-of-Hearing will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. For information, call 875-1093 (voice and telephone device for the deaf), 649-6491 or 633-8433.

Buffalo Chapter of the National Stuttering Project will hold an open meeting for those over age 15 who stutter and also for parents of children who stutter at 7 p.m. Wednesday in 123 Park Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus, Amherst. The group's aim is to provide support and information for adults and others trying to cope with this problem. For information, call 1-800-364-1677.

Alliance for the Mentally Ill, a family education and support organization for those with relatives who are seriously mentally ill, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in 432 Amherst St. For information, call 839-0548.

Deaf Adult Services, 491 Delaware Ave., is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in need of assistance. Walk-in clients will be assisted or referred to appropriate agencies based on their needs. For information, call 885-3323 or 885-4955 (tty).

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

Clarkson Center's Adult Day Services, 310 Delaware Ave., offers meaningful activities in a safe environment for adults with severe memory loss from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The staff specializes in the care of people with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke and other related disorders. For information, call 853-4511.

The Niagara Frontier Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association, Box 50, Williamsville, offer moral support, understanding, shared experiences and help to parents or other individuals. For information, call 691-3768.

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

Amputees Helping Amputees, which aids in the recovery after an amputation, holds evening meetings in the Sisters Hospital Medical Building, Harlem Road near Sheridan Drive, Amherst, just off the Youngmann Highway exit. For meeting dates, call 862-1140.

Autistic Services serves autistic individuals and their families. Call 873-6997.

The Early Childhood Direction Center is a non-profit organization funded by the state Education Department. The center provides information and referral to parents and professionals on the individual needs of developmentally disabled children from birth to age 5. It serves Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara and Orleans counties. In Erie County, call 878-7282. All other counties, call toll-free 1-800-462-7653.

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