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Events for the disabled

The Independent Living Center of Niagara County, 746 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, provides services for individuals with disabilities, including referral information, peer counseling and living skills training. For information, call 284-4131 or (888) 567-6454.

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Phoenix Frontier, a human services agency, offers day programs for individuals with disabling conditions that impact their ability to work. People served range in age from 16 to 65 with disabilities that include mental retardation, developmental disabilities (cerebral palsy, autism, seizures and neurological impairment), alcoholism, substance abuse, physical disabilities, blindness or visual impairment, traumatic brain injury, mental health and others. Activities include community outings, recreational and social opportunities. For information, call 833-3231, Ext. 226.

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Technology Related Assistance for Individuals With Disabilities Project provides statewide coordination of assistive technology activities for people with disabilities, fosters development of state and federal policies and provides information, referral, training and technical assistance, and advocacy on how to access and use assistive technology devices and services. A satellite office in Angelica will serve Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties. For information, call 446-3980 or e-mail mdaford@aol.com.

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Spina Bifida Association of Western New York provides services to individuals with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus and their families in Western New York. Services are designed to assist and teach children with these ailments to increase their independence as well as provide education to their families. For information, call 446-5595.

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The Western New York Living Project offers the "I Like Your Difference" program, which is designed to help reduce prejudice and discrimination toward individuals with mental health disabilities. Presentations are offered to educational institutions, clubs and community groups. To schedule a presentation, call 836-0822, Ext. 186.

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Aspire of Western New York offers early intervention programs for children with disabilities. For information on the infant/toddler development program or the preschool programs, call Aspire Center for Learning, 4635 Union Road, Cheektowaga, at 505-5700. Also call that number for information on Children's Discovery Corner child care and learning center.

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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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Patrick Oakley Associates, 2982 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, is a vocational services agency offering comprehensive vocational evaluations and career counseling for students developing individualized education programs and transition plans as well as disabled or injured adults seeking entry or re-entry into the work force. For information, call 875-8040.

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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