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Compeer of Greater Buffalo will offer a "Families Can" round-table discussion group for parents, caregivers or family members raising children with special social, emotional or behavioral needs so they can share experiences and learn about available resources. It will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Compeer office, 70 Barker St. To register, call 884-2599 or e-mail: debbie@compeerbuffalo.org.

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The Center for Children and Families at the University at Buffalo offers free programs, assessments and clinical services for children ages 6 to 12, with behavior and learning problems. For information, call 829-2244, Ext. 5.

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Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's STEPS (School Transition and Employment Program for Success) program provides a partnership with students, parents, teachers and school districts to assist special-education students with the transition from school to work and community. Assistance is provided through rehabilitation counseling, transition exposures, shadowing program, tours of supported employment sites and functional on-site assessment. For information, callat 297-6400, Ext. 259, or visit www.opportunitiesunlimited.org.

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Action for Mental Health, 1585 Kenmore Ave., provides services to consumers with mental health issues throughout Erie County. The programs are designed to assist consumers in the areas of self-help, advocacy and civic empowerment education. For information, call 871-0581.

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The Western New York Independent Living Project is offering free Web download for teachers to create custom interactive Braille study lessons. A program called FSBraille Coach is for use on PAC Mate version 4.1 found at www.FreedomScientific.com. For information on that and other programs offered, call 836-0822, Ext. 186.

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The Community Employment Office, 4 Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga, is an alliance of public and voluntary agencies, with Aspire of Western New York serving as lead agency, working together to promote integrated employment opportunities for people with disabilities. For information, call 684-3986.

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Guild Care, 1170 Main St., is an adult day health program helping adults, 18 and older, with medical and vision needs to maintain independence. Its services include nursing supervision and medication assistance and teaching; personal care; dietary consultation; physical, occupational and speech therapy; assisted transportation; vision rehabilitation, social work; activities and outings, with snack and hot lunch daily. Medicaid or private pay is accepted; new referrals welcome. For information, call 885-8041.

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Senior Wheels USA offers power wheelchairs at no cost to senior citizens and those with permanent disabilities who qualify. Call (800) 246-6010.

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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