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EVENTS FOR THE DISABLED

Baker Victory Services Early Childhood Program is a 12-month program founded to serve the needs of children with disabilities and developmental delays. The program offers ongoing developmental, psychological and educational assistance. Parent support and eduction is another ongoing service. For information, call 828-9560.

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, also located at 4635 Union Road, 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 16 years of age 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 therapies include: educational, psychological, audiological, speech-language and physical/occupational therapy. For evaluation, call 446-1052.

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

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

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

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

Community services for the Developmentally Disabled Inc. offers help in applying for Social Security or other financial benefits, budgeting instruction and assistance and help with paying bills. For information, call 883-8888.

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 Inc., 3280 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, provides service coordination, education advocacy and other support 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 nonprofit 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.