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The Henry C. Youngman Center for Communication Disorders at Fredonia State College is starting support group for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders. The first meeting will be today at 6:30 p.m. in the college's Fenton Hall, Room 180. A second meeting is planned for Dec. 4 at the same time and place. For required reservations, call 673-3716.

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The Patty Rich Dancers will present a Christmas program when the Beechwood Service Guild meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the auditorium of Beechwood Residence.

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The Catholic Health System will offer flu shots at area parishes in November. Participants need not be members of the parish to receive the vaccine, but reservations are required. Call 447-6205 to make an appointment or to get a complete list of locations and dates. Sites for the following week are: Thursday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Phillip the Apostle, 905 Losson Road, Cheektowaga; 4 to 8 p.m., St. Mark, 401 Woodward Ave.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; noon to 4 p.m., St. Mary of Swormville, 6919 Transit Rd.; Monday, noon to 4 p.m., Ss. Peter and Paul, 77 E. Main St., Hamburg; 4 to 8 p.m., St. Stephen, 2100 Baseline Rd., Grand Island; next Tuesday, SS. Peter and Paul, 5480 Main St., Williamsville; noon to 4 p.m., St. John Vianney, 2950 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park.

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The La Leche League of Niagara Falls will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Mary C. Dyster Women's Pavilion, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St. Call 622-1195 for information.

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"Our Growing Family: Becoming a Big Brother or Sister" is the subject of a sibling class to be offered for children ages 3 and older at 6 p.m. next Tuesday in the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room. For information or registration, call 278-4433.

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Maureen McCabe, a registered nurse, will talk about "What's New Regarding Osteoporosis" at a meeting of the Southtowns Osteoporosis Support Group at 7 p.m. next Tuesday in Westwood Village/Elderwood Home, 580 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca.

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Carolyn D. Farrell, director of clinical services for Roswell Park Cancer Institute, will speak on the topic "Genetic Counseling and Testing" at a meeting of the Breast Cancer Network of WNY at 6 p.m. next Tuesday in Unitarian Universalist Church, Williamsville. A support group meeting will follow at 7:45 p.m. For reservations, call Georgeia at 674-8683.

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A free Diabetes Community Forum will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. next Tuesday in the Holiday Inn Amherst. Hosted by the American Diabetes Association, the event will highlight the latest in care, service and products for people with diabetes. For required reservations, call 888-DIABETES, Ext. 3701.

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Dr. Swaminathan Padmanabhan of Roswell Park Cancer Institute presents "Exploring Progress in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia" at 5 p.m. Nov. 14 in Chef's restaurant. Light dinner provided. Preregistration required by Friday. Call 834-2578, Ext. 106.

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Support groups, and phone numbers to call for information include: eating disorders family and friends, 5 p.m. Monday, 1313 Main St., 819-1338.

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