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Events for people with disabilities

Western New York Independent Living Center will hold its third annual Community Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 3108 Main St. (parking lot behind Jim's Steakout). Admission is $2, which includes a soft drink and hamburger or hot dog. If you would like to rent a table or bring your own, the cost is $10 per table or space. Proceeds from the flea market will benefit the Independent Living Center's housing fund for people with disabilities. For more information, call Jacqui at 836-0822, Ext. 156.

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Western New York Independent Living is now offering a "Self-Defense Awareness Group," specifically designed for personal protection and confidence-building for people with disabilities, at noon every Friday at its facility located at 3108 Main St. The group will provide options to being mistreated and abused, address scenarios to avoid, tackle and control confrontation in realistic situations. Modified martial arts techniques will be demonstrated including judo, jujitsu and aikido. For more information, call Kevin LaMar Sr. at 836-0822, Ext. 146.

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Adult ADD/ADHD Support Group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Denny's Meeting Room, 4610 Genesee St. For information, call 684-7142.

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The Hearing Loss Association of Western New York will hold its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Stephen's Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive, Cheektowaga. For information, call 875-1093.

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness 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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VA Western New York Healthcare System in partnership with Headway of Western New York will hold its monthly support meeting for families and caregivers of veterans who have suffered a traumatic brain injury while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at VA's Freedom Hall, Room 301, 3495 Bailey Ave. For information, call VA at 862-7344 or Headway, 629-3636.

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Schofield Residence offers an adult day health care program for elderly and disabled individuals. There are morning and afternoon sessions Monday through Friday and a session on Saturdays. The program is located on the third floor of Sheehan Health Network, 425 Michigan Ave. For information, call Candice Duffy at 819-9204, or visit www.schofieldcare.org.

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Goodwill Industries of Western New York is a vocational agency whose programs and services help individuals with special needs to attain vocational training and employment. Services offered include career counseling, job placement, work adjustment training, welfare-to-work preparation and vocational evaluation. For information, call 854-3494.

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People Inc. provides services for individuals with traumatic brain injury, including service coordination, residential programs, transition services, supported employment, waiver services, day programs, rehabilitation, respite, advocacy and health services. Services are provided for people of any age, and there are no restrictions based on when the injury occurred. For information, call 634-8132.

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Horizon Health Services, 3020 Bailey Ave., offers programs in Erie and Niagara counties to assist individuals with mental illness, chemical dependency and/or developmental disabilities. For information, call 831-1800 or visit www.horizon-health.org.

Timely events may be submitted by fax, 856-5150, or by mail to City Desk, Events for People with Disabilities, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240.

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