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The Parent Network of Western New York is offering a free workshop, "When Your Child Has a Child," from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the National Center for Parenting and Character Education, 1000 Main St. To register, call 332-4100.

The Western New York Independent Living Project offers "The Help You Group," a free service for anyone interested in feeling more confident about their personal appearance and their job skills, Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Marvin Palanker Conference Room at the project office, 3108 Main St., near Hertel Avenue. For information, call 836-0822, Ext. 157, or 836-0822, Ext. 167.

Autistic Services is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Ellicott Creek Fire Hall, 45 S. Ellicott Creek Road, Amherst. Cost is $5 to $7. The event includes door prizes, raffles, sports mascots and a silent auction. For information or for take-out dinners, call 631-5777.

Cradle Beach Camp, 8038 Old Lakeshore Road, Angola has openings for its Weekend Respite Program, Friday through next Sunday, for those with disabilities from age 12. The program begins with activities Friday evening and lasts through Sunday afternoon. For information or an application, call Bonnie Brusk at 549-6307, Ext. 206.

The Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York is a professional human service agency assisting individuals with learning disabilities and their families. Services include educational advocacy, children and youth programs, vocational and residential programs, Medicaid service coordination, assessment services, and adult education programs.

The agency is located at 2555 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore, with an office in Fredonia. The Learning Center, which provides adult basic education and career development, is located in downtown Buffalo. For information, call 874-7200.

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.