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Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara has applications for the New York State Association for Retarded Children 2005 convention theme design competition. Entrants must be New York State residents, high school students and employees, members or individuals served by Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara. Entries will be viewed and judged at the 2004 state convention in Buffalo. The winner will receive a laptop computer. For an application, call 297-6400, Ext. 261, or The deadline is Aug. 27.

The Parent Network of Western New York offers an informational meeting, "Asset Development for Children," from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the Parent Network office, 1000 Main St. Learn how development assets can help bring a positive vision for young people. To register, call 332-4100.

The Disability Unit of Neighborhood Legal Services provides free legal assistance to individuals with disabilities on issues including vocational rehabilitation, Social Security work incentives, inappropriate institutionalization, discrimination based on disability, access to patient records, special education and more. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 847-0650.

Niagara Cerebral Palsy is offering tours of its new GeriRose Garden Apartment complex on Tuscarora Road, Town of Niagara. Tours are by appointment only. Tenants must have a developmental or physical disability. For an application or to schedule a tour, call 297-0798, Ext. 134.

Items of timely events may be submitted by fax, 856-5150 or by mail to City Desk, Events for the Disabled, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.

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