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Events for people with disabilities

National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo and Erie County is offering "Family to Family Education Program," a free 12-week course for families and friends of individuals with mental illness from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, continuing through Dec. 7 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 6595 East Quaker St., Orchard Park. Classes will provide knowledge and skills to family members coping with the mental illness of a loved one. Instructors will be trained family members who have lived with this experience. All materials are furnished at no cost. For more information, contact Penny at 652-7902 or Mary at 875-3028.

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OAHiiO (The Good Path), a service provider for Native American consumers with disabilities in Western New York, part of Western New York Independent Living Inc. families of agencies, is co-facilitating a new group, "Rekindling the Pine Tree Tradition," from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the YWCA, 1005 Grant St. Participate in traditional songs, dance, arts, storytelling and Iroquois Teachings. Light refreshments will be served. Open to the public. For more information, call Dan and Beanie Jamieson at 816-5338 or Denise Hartley at 359-7265.

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Western New York Independent Living, in conjunction with the University at Buffalo's Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer, is looking for individuals who use a power wheelchair to give input on a new drive system. Qualified participants will be paid $75 for a two-and-a-half-hour group discussion held in its offices at 3108 Main St., near Hertel Ave. Registration deadline is Thursday. For more information, call Michelle Lockett at 204-8606, Ext. 203, or email mlockett@buffalo.edu

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Parent Network of Western New York is hosting a free New York State Parent Member Training session from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Erie 1 BOCES Center, Room A-2, 355 Harlem Road, West Seneca. The session is for new and current parent members who wish to gain a greater understanding of the special-education process, techniques and strategies to fulfill their role at the Committee on Special Education meetings. For more information or to register, call 332-4170 or (866) 277-4762 or visit www.parentnetworkwny.org

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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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Parent Network of Western New York is offering a free workshop, "Understand Special Education, Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Binders: Organizing Paperwork" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in its offices at 1000 Main St. Learn more about the special-education process, developing an IEP for your student and keeping your paperwork organized. Get tips, strategies and resources to help you along the way. For more information or to register, call 332-4170 or (866) 277-4762 or visit www.parentnetworkwny.org

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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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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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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 at 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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Programs offered to disabled individuals by Suburban Adult Services include respite, recreational and overnight respite programs, and dancing, bowling, ceramics, sporting events, and plays and concerts. For information, call 496-5551.

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Erie County NY Connects provides information on all available services for those of any age with disabilities or in need of long-term care. Explore options and resources to help with individual situations. For information, call 858-8526, (800) 396-2705 or visit www.erie.gov/nyconnects.

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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