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EVENTS FOR THE DISABLED

Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation, 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd., will hold a free informational seminar on the agency's guardianship capabilities for family members of individuals with disabilities. For information on the event, to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, call 297-6400, Ext. 266.

Epilepsy and Seizure Disorder Services of Western New York offers a program that uses behavior modification and stress management techniques to reduce the frequency and duration of epileptic seizures. For information on the program, open to people 12 to 65 years old, or to request services, call 883-5396.

Gateway-Longview, an agency serving children and families, offers special education and intensive support services for people 3 to 21 years old with severe emotional, behavior and learning problems. For information, call 633-7266.

A representative of Placement Resources for Individuals Seeking Employment is available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Babcock Community Center, 1168 Seneca St., to assist disabled individuals seeking employment. For information, call 833-3231, Ext. 229.

The Heritage Centers Education Program at 1 Delaware Road, Kenmore, serves developmentally disabled people up to 21 years old and their families. Evaluations, education, therapeutic services and parent support are available. For information, call 876-3901.

The Baker Victory Services Early Childhood Program, a 12-month program serving children with disabilities and developmental delays, offers developmental, psychological and educational assistance, plus parent support and eduction. For information, call 828-9560.

Niagara United Cerebral Palsy, 9812 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls, offers a variety of services for Niagara County individuals with all types of developmental disabilities. Programs include:

A recreation program for children 3 through 10 years old on weekends and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Call 284-6441.

Diagnostic and treatment services. Call 297-1478.

Educational services for children through age 5. For hours of operation, call 297-1478 or visit the Web site: www.ucpaofniagara.com.

The Niagara Frontier Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association offers parents and others moral support, understanding, shared experiences and assistance. For information, call 691-3768 or write to the association at P.O. Box 50, Williamsville, N.Y. 14221.

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

Parent to Parent at 1200 East and West Road, West Seneca, provides parents of disabled children one-to-one emotional support through trained volunteers who have children with the same or similar disability. For information on resources, support groups and specific disabilities; to talk to another parent; or to volunteer to be a support parent, call 517-3448 or (800) 305-8813; send e-mail to lblum98@yahoo.com or visit the Web site: www.parenttoparentnys.org.

The Advocacy Center in Rochester serves developmentally disabled Genesee County residents. For information, call Ann Scherff at 768-9690 or write to P.O. Box 277, Le Roy, N.Y. 14482.

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

Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled offers help with budgeting, paying bills and applying for Social Security or other financial benefits. For information, call 883-8888.
Items for "Events for the Disabled" may be submitted by fax 856-5150 or mail to Dominic Catalano, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240. Or call 849-4489.

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