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EVENTS FOR THE DISABLED

Hamburg Councilman Tom Quatroche will speak on utilizing elected officials as advocates for children with brain injuries at the BrainStorm meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Call 824-8433 or 878-7440 for more information.

The Preschool Learning Center of the League for the Handicapped, 393 North St., Springville, offers educational, therapeutic and evaluation services for children up to age 8 with special needs. For more information, call 592-9331.

Community Services for the developmentally disabled, 452 Delaware Ave., offers programs for developmentally disabled offenders who frequently have difficulty understanding consequences of their actions, keeping appointments and following instructions.

The organization also offers shelter assistance programs for developmentally disabled victims of family violence and an alternative day program for developmentally disabled adults.

For more information, call, 883-8888 or TTY 883-3112.

Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center has support groups and classes for people with hearing and speech impairments. Meetings are held at the center, 50 E. North St. For more information, call 885-8318.

Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Services of Western New York, 339 Elmwood Ave., provides assistance to individuals with epilepsy in writing a resume and cover letters, exploring job opportunities, strengthening interviewing and job survival skills or managing stress and other problems. The agency also has support services for children with epilepsy and their parents. For information, call 883-5396.

P.R.I.D.E. (Placement Resources for Individuals Seeking Employment) has a representative available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Babcock Community Center, 1168 Seneca St., for disabled individuals seeking employment. For information, call 833-3231, extension 229.

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 633-4449. For information on the child-care and learning center, 4635 Union Road, Cheektowaga, call 633-4443.

Parent Network Center of New York State assists families of children with disabilities. For information, call 853-1570 or 1-800-724-7408.

Amputees Helping Amputees holds evening meetings in the Sisters Hospital Medical Building, Harlem Road near Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For meeting dates, call 862-1140.

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

Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled 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.

The Early Childhood Direction Center provides information and referral to parents and professionals on the needs of developmentally disabled children up 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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