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People Inc.'s Museum of disABILITY History will debut its newest exhibit, "African Americans and the Disability Experience," from colonial times, desegregation, advocacy and achievement. An opening reception in honor of Black History Month, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the museum located at 3826 Main St., Amherst. Keynote speaker will be Ellen Grant, Ph.D. Exhibit runs through April 22. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 629-3626.

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Parent Network of Western New York offers a free workshop, "Got Teenagers" for families of teenagers and young adults with disabilities on Internet safety, social media and drug paraphernalia, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Buffalo and Erie County Central Library, Lafayette Square. Topics include predators, "sexting" and online bullying. Learn how Internet safety resources can help prevent online victimization. For more information or to register, call 332-4170 or (888) 277-4762 or visit: www.parentnetworkwny.org

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Mental Health Association in Niagara County offers a support group for those dealing with depression and anxiety from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in DeGraff Hospital, conference dining room, 445 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. For information, call 433-3780, Ext. 10.

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Headway of Western New York will hold support groups Tuesday in its offices at 976 Delaware Ave. The Life Support Group for individuals with brain injury and their families will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m.; Peer Support Group and Caregivers Support Group will both meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For information, call 629-3636 or visit: www.headwayofwny.org

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Headway of Western New York Veterans Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Orchard Park Post 567, American Legion, 3740 North Buffalo Road. For information, call 629-3636 or visit: www.headwayofwny.org

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Disabled American Veterans Roll of Honor 120 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Brounshidle Post, side door entrance (downstairs), 3354 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. For information, call 691-3071.

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Action for Mental Health will host an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Support Group from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at 1005 Grant St. Also available are support groups for depression, anxiety, panic disorder, pain management and female trauma survivors. Groups are free. For details, call 871-0581.

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Summit Educational Resources, 150 Stahl Road, Getzville, provides evaluations, school and home-based education and therapeutic services to developmentally disabled children from infancy to 21 years old and their families. Educational, psychological, speech and hearing, physical and occupational therapy evaluations are available in all languages to assess eligibility for special education services, special home and school-based instruction or to determine diagnostic conditions. A specialized diagnostic unit is also available to children suspected to have autism. For information about Summit programs and services, call 629-3400.

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Western New York Independent Living offers the Client Assistance Program, a free service to advise individuals with disabilities on the rights to vocational rehabilitation and assistance with the application process. Services include assessment, placement, training, education, job coaching, assistive technology and placement to support successful achievement of a work goal. CAP also provides support and advocacy, aid in due process and appropriate remedies to maintain access to vocational rehabilitation services. For more information, call 836-0822, Ext. 114 or visit: www.wnyil.org/cap

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Independent Living of Niagara County offers a deaf social support group for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community in Niagara County. The group meets twice a month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at its facility located at 746 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. Included are activities, sharing meals together, and information that is current in the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities. For more information, call Jeannette Grimaldi at 402-5508 or e-mail: jgrimaldi@wnyil.org.

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Parent and Youth Program at Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled offers support to parents and children with developmental disabilities for children 3 years old and older who reside in a biological, foster or adoptive home. Coordinators will assist families in obtaining or maintaining Medicaid, temporary assistance, SSI and SSD. Provided is advocacy for family court hearings and committee on special-education meetings. Information is available for residential services, day programs, respite and counseling. Call 883-8002.

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Goodwill Industries of Western New York provides comprehensive job training, placement and follow-up services to adults with a wide range of disabilities, disadvantages and other special needs. Services are individualized to achieve goals consistent with the client's employment preferences. Services include vocational assessment, case management, work readiness training, occupational skills training, job seeking and job placement assistance. Ancillary services include a Board of Education-sponsored GED program and an Urban Food Pantry. For additional information, contact Dawn Cody at 854-3494, Ext. 3010 or e-mail: dawn@goodwillwny.org

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Heritage Education Program provides services to children from birth to 21 with specific or global development disabilities including children on the autism spectrum and with medical frailties. The program, located at One Delaware Road, Kenmore, features supports for children who are severely resistive eaters. Specialized educational and therapeutic supports are individualized for each learner. For more information, contact 876-3901.

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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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