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Events for the disabled

Moving Miracles, a dance/movement program for individuals with disabilities, has opened a new studio in St. Mary's School for the Deaf, 2253 Main St. Classes are held weekly September through May. Instruction for tap, ballet, jazz and aerobics is available. For enrollment and class times, call 656-1321.

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Appearing on WXRL (1300 AM) Radio's Disability News and Views show, hosted by Monica Moshenko and airing from 5 to 6 p.m. today, will be Diane Lynn Dupuy, founder and artistic director of Famous People Players, a Toronto theater company that includes performers who are developmentally challenged. Also taking part in the program will be Dr. James F. Gardner of the Council on Quality and Leadership, which works to establish connections between disability theory and practice.

To make on-air comments, call 681-1313.

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The Education Intervention Program at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, 400 Forest Ave., is accepting applications for the fall semester. Daily classes offer learning skills for independent living to individuals 18 years or older who have a mental health diagnosis. For information, call 816-2954.

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The Western New York Independent Living Project will hold a benefits advisement workshop for individuals with disabilities from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Marvin Palanker Conference Room, 3108 Main St. To register, call John at 836-0822, Ext. 100 or Barb at 836-0822, Ext. 119.

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The Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc. of Western New York will hold its monthly meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Stephen's Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive. For information, call 875-1093.

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Gateway-Longview, a multi-service agency serving children and families, offers special-education and intensive support services for children ages 3 to 21 with severe emotional, behavior and learning problems. For information, call 633-7266.

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

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The Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center, 50 E. North St., diagnoses and treats children and adults with communication disorders. The center provides speech-language evaluations and therapy, hearing evaluations, hearing aids, assistive listening and speaking devices, and support groups. It also offers an early childhood program, which includes an early intervention program for infants through 3 years, a preschool for children 3 to 5 years, and kindergarten. The center has offices in Buffalo, Amherst, Silver Creek and West Seneca. For information, call 885-8318.

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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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