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Events for people with disabilities

Community Services for Developmentally Disabled offers an after-school program open to all school-age children in need of after-school respite. "Stay Late" provides meaningful recreational aned social opportunities for children up to age 22 throughout the school year. Programs are designed to meet the special learning needs of students who have developmental disabilities. Programs are currently held in Buffalo, Lackawanna and Amherst. Limited enrollment in the northern suburbs. For more information, call Admissions Department at 883-8002.

Guild Care, 1170 Main St., is an adult day health program helping adults, 18 and older, with medical and vision needs to maintain independence. Its services include nursing supervision and medication assistance and teaching; personal care; dietary consultation; physical, occupational and speech therapy; assisted transportation; vision rehabilitation, social work; activities and outings, with snack and hot lunch daily. Medicaid or private pay is accepted; new referrals welcome. For information, call 885-8041. Or contact the Niagara Falls location at 4520 Military Road, 285-3499.

Parent Network of Western New York and Early Childhood Direction Center offers a support group for families of individuals with developmental disabilities. The group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month at Early Childhood Direction Center/People Inc., 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Families can meet and network with other parents, caregivers and families, share thoughts on topics of interest, ask questions and receive support. Open to families of children of all ages. For more information or to register, call 332-4170.

Preschool Learning Center of the League for the Handicapped, 393 North St., Springville, serves a 35-mile radius with educational, therapeutic and evaluation services for children, birth through age 8, with special needs. Outreach to families and parent support groups is ongoing. For information, call 592-9
331.

CHC Learning Center, 80 Lawrence Bell Dr., Suite 115, Amherst, provides educational and therapeutic programming for preschool and school age children (infant to age 21). Classes are small and structured to meet the individual needs of students with multiple disabilities. Certified special-education teachers and educational aides staff each classroom. For more information, call 204-0355.

Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Services of Western New York, 339 Elmwood Ave., offers support and employment services to individuals and families living with seizures. For those who need employment, the agency provides assistance in skill assessment, job matching, writing a resume, strengthening interviewing and job survival skills, and job coaching. The agency also provides counseling to children and adults with epilepsy, as well as family support services. For information, call 883-5396.

Niagara Cerebral Palsy offers health clinics and services for individuals with disabilities, which include dental, podiatry and audiology. Services are by appointment only. For location information or to make an appointment, call 297-1478, Ext. 154.

Agape Parents Fellowship, 3280 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, provides service coordination, education advocacy and other supports for families with disabling conditions. For information about services for regularly scheduled parent support group and Bible study meetings, call 827-5407.

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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