The League for the Handicapped Preschool Learning Center, in collaboration with Springville Head Start, will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Preschool Learning Center, 393 North St., Springville. Learn about new programs offered and view the newly constructed wing, which includes offices, therapy rooms and a motor area. For information, call 592-9331.
The Parent Network of Western New York and the Mental Health Association, Child and Family Support Program are offering a free two-session workshop, "An Introduction to the Special Education Process," and "Educational Advocacy: What You Need to Know," presented by Catherine McHugh from the New York State Commission on Quality of Care, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Parent Network office, 1000 Main St. For reservations or information, call 332-4170 or 886-1242, Ext. 27.
THE KEN-TON SPECIAL EDUCA TION PARENT-TEACHER-STUDENT AS SOCIATION WILL MEET AT 7 P.M. WEDNESDAY TO DISCUSS SCHOOL DIS TRICT TEAM TEACHING PERSPECTIVES IN ROOM 122, 3200 ELMWOOD AVE., TOWN OF TONAWANDA. FOR INFOR MATION, CALL 875-4985.
Cradle Beach Camp, 8038 Old Lakeshore Road in Angola has openings for its Fall Weekend Respite Program, Friday through next Sunday, for those with disabilities from age 12. The program begins with activities from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. The cost is $65. For information or an application, call 549-6307, Ext. 206.
Autistic Services Inc. will hold its second annual "Arts Work for Autistic Services" from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, North Campus, Amherst. Included is a cocktail reception catered by Daffodils, a silent auction and music by Wendell Rivera's Latin Jazz Ensemble. For tickets or information, call 631-5777.
Goodwill Industries of Western New York is a vocational agency whose programs and services help individuals with special needs attain vocational training and employment. Services offered include career counseling guidance, job placement, work adjustment training, welfare-to-work preparation and vocational evaluation. For information, call 854-3494.
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.