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Yad B'Yad (Hand in Hand) is sponsoring a workshop, "Parenting a Child With Disabilities: A Mother's Perspective," from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday in Room 10A of the Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville. Five panelists will speak on different aspects of mothering a child with a disability. They will discuss the mother as advocate, parenting a child with disabilities, meeting the needs of all of your children and lifestyle issues. For information, call 688-4033, Ext. 343.

The Community Alternative Systems Agency is offering a caregiver support group and stress management workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Room 120 of the United Way Building, 742 Delaware Ave. For information on the event, designed to provide support and training for family caregivers, call 858-2310.

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Buffalo and Erie County, an education and support organization for families with mentally ill loved ones, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Snyder. For information, call 832-4035.

Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled now offers the Individual Service Environment program for individuals who want to live on their own but need more support than can be provided during a once- or twice-a-week in-home visit or by a habilitation instructor. The program, which has immediate openings, provides daily assistance with cooking, hygiene and other household activities. For more information, call Sandra Nedimyer at 883-8888, Ext. 143.

Niagara United Cerebral Palsy, 9812 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls, offers a variety of services for Niagara County residents with all types of developmental disabilities. It provides:

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

Diagnostic and treatment services for people of all ages. Call 297-1478.

Educational services for children to 5 years old. For hours, call 297-1478. Information also is available online at

Autistic Services, based at 200 Bryant & Stratton Way, Clarence, operates a full-year school, adult services, vocational training, recreation, respite and family support programs. It also administers seven community residences. For information, call 631-5777 or (888)AUTISM4.

People Home Health Care Services in Western New York is the Niagara Frontier's only licensed and certified home health care agency specializing in individuals with developmental disabilities. Its serves residents of Erie and Niagara counties with developmental disabilities and their families. Services include intermittent skilled nursing, private-duty nursing, home health aides and personal care aides, plus physical, occupational and speech therapy, nutrition and medical social work. For information, call 874-5600.

Heritage Centers offers a variety of services for developmentally disabled individuals of all ages and their families. For information, call 856-4201, Ext. 202.

United Cerebral Palsy of Niagara's Community Employment Office is the lead agency for the Niagara County Employment Consortium and runs both a Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals With Disabilities outcome-based program and a welfare-to-work job-placement program. For information on either program, call 297-7121.

The Horizon Health Services Vocational Program, with locations in Erie and Niagara counties, provides vocational counseling, assessment, preparation and placement for unemployed people with mental health and/or chemical-dependency disabilities. For information and initial appointment, call 831-0200.

The Preschool Learning Center of the League for the Handicapped serves the area within 35 miles of its headquarters at 393 North St., Springville. It provides educational, therapeutic and evaluation services for special-needs children through 8 years old, as well as outreach to families and parent support groups. For information, call 592-9331.

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.

Deaf Adult Services, located at 665 Hertel Ave., is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday to help deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Walk-in clients will get assistance or be referred to appropriate agencies, depending on their needs. For information call 874-6011 (voice) or 874-6390 (tty).

The year-round Baker Victory Services Early Childhood Program serves children with disabilities and developmental delays. It offers ongoing developmental, psychological and educational assistance, as well as parent support and eduction, For information, call 828-9560.

Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled, located at 452 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, offers:

Community settings for individuals with developmental disabilities. Housing, habilitation, employment, budgeting, parenting and senior citizens' programs facilitate independent living, while case management coordinates services and the Community Outreach and Crisis Hotline provides information and referrals. Call 883-8888.

Project Shelter and Assistance in Family Emergencies, providing a confidential shelter that offers survivors of domestic violence with safety, support, counseling, advocacy and social work services in a time of crisis. Call 877-1111, Ext. 25.

Dual diagnosis programs, including assertive community treatment for developmentally disabled people who also have behavioral problems or mental illness. Call 883-8888, Ext. 183.

A day habilitation program providing structured, highly individualized day services for people who have been unsuccessful in other day programs because of behavior problems or dual-diagnosis symptoms. Call 883-8888, Ext. 183.

Project Seek and Serve the Handicapped operates a preschool program for children through 5 years old with significant delays or needs in one or more areas of development. Its center- and home-based programs include speech, language, occupational and physical therapy; hearing and vision programs; counseling; and development play for children with a variety of physical, medical, learning or behavioral needs. For information, call 695-0061.

The Southeast Community Work Center at 181 Lincoln St., Depew, offers a variety of services for developmentally disabled adults throughout Erie County. For information on locations, dates, times and events, call 683-7100.

The Cantalician Center for Learning provides services for children with developmental disabilities. Programs, available in the home or the early childhood center at 1360 Eggert Road, Eggertsville, include early intervention and preschool evaluations, therapy and educational services. For information, call 835-0417.

Lake Shore Behavioral Health provides mental health and chemical-dependency services in Buffalo, Lackawanna and southern Erie County. All services are available in English and Spanish. Call 884-0888 for information on:

Mental health clinic and continuing day treatment programs.

Addiction recovery service.

Vocational training and job placement services.

Intensive psychiatric rehabilitation services.

Specialized services, including case management and services for the homeless, mentally ill chemical abusers and peers.
Items for "Events for the Disabled" should be submitted by fax, 856-5150, or by mail to Dominic Catalano, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240. Or call 849-4489.

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