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EVENTS FOR THE DISABLED

The Parent Network of Western New York offers an informational meeting, "Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect," from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the Parent Network office, 1000 Main St. Learn the signs and symptoms of child abuse or neglect, what questions to ask and when to ask for help or seek resources for family safety. To register, call 332-4100.

SELF-HELP FOR HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE OF WESTERN NEW YORK WILL HOLD ITS MONTHLY MEETING FROM 6:30 TO 8:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY IN ST. STEPHENS-BETHLEHEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 750 WEHRLE DRIVE, CHEEKTOWAGA. FOR INFORMATION, CALL 875-1093.

THE AKTION CLUB OF EAST AURORA, A COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATION CHARTERED BY KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL AND OPERATED BY PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, WILL HOLD ITS MONTHLY MEETING, INCLUDING DINNER AND A GUEST SPEAKER, AT 6 P.M. WEDNESDAY. OPEN TO PEOPLE WITH A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY, FAMILY MEMBER OR ANYONE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING WITH OTHERS IN COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS. FOR INFORMATION, LOCATION OF MEETING AND DINNER RESERVATIONS, CALL 655-0195.

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Buffalo and Erie County, an education and support organization for families of the mentally ill, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst. For information, call 839-0548.

THE WESTERN NEW YORK IN DEPENDENT LIVING PROJECT AND THE REHABILITATION ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER ON TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AT UB'S CENTER FOR ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY NEED VOLUNTEERS WITH DISABILITIES FOR A STUDY TO EVALUATE NEW TECHNOLOGY DEVICES NOT YET IN THE MARKETPLACE AND A CHANCE TO DESIGN EQUIPMENT FOR FUTURE USE. PARTICIPANTS MAY BE PAID $25 TO $200 FOR THEIR INPUT. FOR INFORMATION OR TO PARTICIPATE, CALL 836-0822, EXT. 112.

People Inc. provides services for individuals with traumatic brain injury and their families, including service coordination, residential programs, transition services, supported employment, waiver services, day programs, rehabilitation, respite, advocacy and health services. Services are provided for people of any age, and there are no restrictions based on when the injury occurred. For information, call 634-8132.

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.