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EVENTS FOR THE DISABLED

Gateway-Longview, a multiservice agency for children and families, offers special education and intensive support services for children ages 3 to 21 with severe emotional, behavior and learning problems. For information, call 633-7266.

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 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 Children's Center, 4635 Union Road, Cheektowaga, at 633-4449. For information on the Children's Discovery Corner child care and learning center, also located at 4635 Union, call 633-4443.

The Language Development Program, 300 Fries Road, Town of Tonawanda, provides school and home-based education and therapeutic services to children from birth through age 16 with developmental disabilities. Evaluations are provided by county and state funding for special education services for infants and young children in all languages. Areas of evaluation and therapy include educational, psychological, audiological, speech-language and physical/occupational therapy. For evaluation, call 446-1052.

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.

The Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic on the North Campus of the University at Buffalo in Amherst provides diagnostic evaluations and therapy services for children and adults with speech, language or hearing difficulties. For appointments, which are required, call 645-3410.

The Advocacy Center in Rochester offers developmentally disabled Genesee County residents and their families case advocacy. For information, call Ann Scherff at 768-9690 or write to Box 277, Le Roy 14482.

Project COACH (Community Outreach and Crisis Hotline), 452 Delaware Ave., is available to assist any individual with a developmental disability and parents or family members of people with developmental disabilities. If you would like information on how Project COACH can help you, call Community Services at 883-8888.

Agape Parents Fellowship, 3280 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, provides service coordination, education advocacy and other supports for families with disabling conditions. For more information about services for regularly scheduled parent support group and Bible study meetings, call 827-5407.

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. In all other counties, call toll-free 1-800-462-7653.

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