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Events for people with disabilities

ALS Association support group will hold its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in Dent Neurological Institute, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. The group is for people with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, their caregivers and friends. Facilitator Laurie Krupski is a certified rehabilitation counselor and health educator. For information, call 860-1947 or email lkrupski@alsaupstateny.org.

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In-Home Behavior Support Program at Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled is designed to support families to address challenging behaviors with loved ones with developmental disabilities. A behavioral technician will work directly in the home to develop an individualized plan that will meet the needs of you and your family member. For more information, call 883-8002.

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Attention Deficit Disorder Resource Education Support Source invites adults who have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or who have questions about the disorder to its monthly support meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Denny's Restaurant, 4610 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, call Martha at 207-6749.

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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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Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled offers an individual retirement experience program, a fun alternative to traditional senior services for people with disabilities over age 50. The small social group meets at community centers and senior centers in your neighborhood. Activities include trips, volunteering, parties, bingo, arts, crafts and more. For more information, call 883-8002.

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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. The meeting will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday in Room 107C, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 3495 Bailey Ave. For information, call VA at 862-7344 or Headway, 408-3100.

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Parent and Youth Program at Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled offers support to parents and children age 3 and older with developmental disabilities. Service coordinators can assist families in obtaining or maintaining Medicaid, temporary assistance, SSI, SSD and other services in the community. Information is available for residential services, day programs, respite and counseling. Call 883-8002.

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Headway of Western New York will hold support groups Tuesday in its offices at 976 Delaware Ave. The Youth Support Group will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the Peer Support Group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For information, call 408-3100 or visit www.headwayofwny.org.

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Western New York MITO Group will hold its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St., Williamsville. Mitochondrial dysfunctions can be the umbrella to many other conditions such as muscular dystrophy/neuromuscular diseases, autism and autism spectrum disorders, Parkinson's/movement disorders, epilepsy and gastric issues. For more information, call Jennifer Schwartzott at 525-1102 or email jschwartzo@aol.com; Jeanne M. Panara at 674-1007 or email jmpanara@yahoo.com or visit www.UMDF.org.

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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