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Events for people with disabilities

The Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service, 1199 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, is seeking volunteers who love to read to become radio readers for area blind and print-handicapped people. Volunteers record readings of the Buffalo News, magazines, best-selling books and other printed material. For more information, call 821-5555.

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Senior Wheels USA, a nationwide program assisting in power mobility for senior citizens and permanently disabled people, is offering power wheelchairs at no cost. Call (800) 246-6010 for qualifications and guidelines or to donate power wheelchairs to the program.

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Native American Independent Living Services will hold a Talking Circle community discussion group at 6 p.m. Sunday in Seneca Territory, Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, 11298 Route 20, Irving. For information, call 836-0822, Ext. 127 or 836-4622.

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Deaf Adult Services, Suite 450, 2495 Main St., 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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The Believe to Achieve Day Habilitation Program at Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled offers parenting classes for people with developmental disabilities. These classes are designed to teach parents with developmental disabilities the necessary skills to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children. Classes are held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at 2180 Genesee St. For information, call Cheryl Houston at 896-2180, Ext. 124.

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The Believe to Achieve Day Habilitation Program at Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled is offering two educational programs for people with developmental disabilities. On Thursday, "Fun with Foods," teaching individuals how to be creative in the kitchen using healthy foods, learn etiquette and how to plan a party; and Friday, "Driver Readiness," preparing individuals to take the New York State Driver's Permit test. Both classes are held from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2180 Genesee St. For information, call Cheryl Houston at 896-2180, Ext. 124.

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Native American Independent Living Services now have an office at the Mental Health Association of Niagara County, located at 36 Pine St., Lockport. Services are available from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays. NAILS is run by Native Americans with disabilities providing independent living services, skills instruction, peer counseling and referral information to all Native Americans with disabilities both on and off the reservations throughout Western New York. For more information, call 433-3780.

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Independent Living of Niagara County is offering "Women to Women Empowerment," an encouragement and companionship support group for women with disabilities, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at 746 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. Discussion topics will include personal development, independent living skills, self advocacy, communication skills, self esteem and self confidence, health and wellness. For more information, call 284-4131, Ext. 15.

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The Just Chillin' program at Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled offers individuals the opportunity to explore their interests one-on-one with staff and design their own program with times and dates. The program combines recreational activities with practical applications in everyday life. For information, call Louisa Hall at 896-2180, Ext. 123.

Items of 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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