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Events for the disabled

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

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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 832-4035.

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Diversified Rehabilitation Services offers audiology care, occupational, physical and speech-language therapy for all ages. A Spring Educational Series will be held at 17 Limestone Drive, Suites 5 and 6, Williamsville. For a schedule of topics, dates and times, call AnnMarie Valle at 871-9883, Ext. 101.

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The Autism Society of America WNY Chapter and Autistic Services are sponsoring an Autism Resource Fair from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 in Classics V, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Guest speakers include Bruce Goldstein, a senior partner for a Buffalo law firm, and Bonnie Evert, a coordinator for WNY Developmental Disabilities Services. Several workshops will also be offered. Cost is $7 advance or $15 at the door. Registration deadline is April 17. For information, call 633-2275.

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The Western New York Independent Living Project and the University at Buffalo's Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology Transfer are in need of individuals who use a manual or electric wheelchair or scooter for a two-hour discussion group. Those who qualify will receive $50. Registration deadline is April 20. For information or to participate, call 836-0822, Ext. 112.

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Guild Care, an adult day health care center, is hosting an open house at its new location, 4520 Military Road, Niagara Falls, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. April 16. For information, call 285-3499.

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ADHD Parent Support Group, sponsored by Attention Deficit Disorder, Resources, Education & Support Services, will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Ascension Lutheran Church meeting room, 4640 Main St., Snyder. For information, call 829-2244, Ext. 35.

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Agape Parents Fellowship, 3280 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, provides service coordination, education advocacy and other supports for families with disabling conditions. For information about services for regularly scheduled parent support group and Bible study meetings, call 827-5407.

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Deaf Adult Services, 2495 Main St., Suite 450, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who need assistance. Walk-in clients will be assisted or referred to appropriate agencies. For information, call 833-1637.

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Southeast Works Center, 181 Lincoln St., Depew, offers a variety of services throughout Erie County to adults with developmental disabilities. For information, call 683-7100.

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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