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Events for people with disabilities

Independent Living of Niagara County is hosting a town meeting on "Safety Within the Community," from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at its facility, 746 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. The Niagara County Sheriff's Office will discuss public safety and the Niagara Falls Fire Department will give a presentation on fire safety in the home. For more information, contact Bill Kane at 284-4131 or (888) 567-6454.

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University at Buffalo Neurosurgery Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center and the Parkinson's Association of Western New York co-sponsors the Parkinson's Disease caregiver support group at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the first-floor education room at UB Neurosurgery Building, 3980A Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For information or registration, call 859-3342 or e-mail: evalynkatz@ubns.com

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National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a family support group meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst. For information, call 832-4035.

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Headway of Western New York Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst. For more information, call Lynda at 896-0771 or 480-7424 or visit: peaceinpain.com.

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Parent Network of Western New York is offering a free workshop, "Development of a Meaningful Individualized Education Program," from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Armor Elementary School, 5305 Abbott Road, Hamburg. Every child receiving Special Education services has an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Participants will receive tips and tools to develop an effective IEP. For more information or to register, call 332-4170 or (866) 277-4762 or e-mail: www.parentnetworkwny.org

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The NFTA Advisory Committee on the Disabled will meet from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Heritage Center, Allentown Industries, 101 Oak St. It is open to those interested in learning about the NFTA's accessible services and programs for people with disabilities. For information, call 855-7286.

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Western New York Independent Living Inc. is seeking volunteers for its Peer Support Phone Line, a resource that individuals can call for noncrisis support. Need current or former consumers of mental health services. Volunteers will be trained regarding confidentiality, personal boundaries and communication skills. For more information, call 836-0822.

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Headway of Western New York is hosting a special event, "Express Yourself: An Evening of Self-Expression Through Art" at 6:30 p.m. March 30 and April 1 at its offices, 976 Delaware Ave. Occupational therapy students from the University at Buffalo will provide the guided sessions to allow participants and caregivers to express their life changes, experiences and emotions through painting, drawing, writing or photography. Artistic skills are not required. Sessions are suited for beginners to advanced levels. Art materials will be supplied. Reservations are required. For more information, call 629-3636.

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Independent Living of Niagara County offers free work incentive counseling in Niagara Falls and the City of Lockport for people with disabilities who are looking to return to work. Service is available Monday through Friday in its facility, 746 Portage Road, Niagara Falls; Lockport area from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Dale Association, Lockport Senior Center, 33 Ontario St. For details, call 284-4131 or (888) 567-6454.

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Lake Shore Behavioral Health Inc., 254 Franklin St., provides mental health and chemical dependency services in Buffalo and Erie County. Services include outpatient mental health clinics, day treatment, homeless services, rehabilitation and vocational services. Also, adult and teen alcohol/drug programs. Services are provided in English and Spanish and in five locations. For information, call 842-0440.

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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