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Events for people with disabilities

The Lutheran Service Society of New York is offering a series of educational seminars for families caring for a relative with a developmental disability. The seminars will provide tools to assist in maintaining a healthy family unit while dealing with the developmental disability. This week's topic: "Healthy Relationships and Love Languages," will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the society's offices at 6680 Main St., Amherst. Learn to identify "red flags" and "love languages" in an effort to get emotional needs met more effectively. Seminar is free. Seating is limited. Call 631-9212 to register or for more information.

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Independent Living of Niagara County is offering American Sign Language classes starting March 7, continuing through April 25 at the ILNC, 746 Portage Road in Niagara Falls. The class fee is $20 and the book fee is $12. For registration information, contact Jeanette Grimaldi at 402-5508.

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Headway of Western New York will hold Peer Support Group meetings for individuals who have sustained a brain injury and are dealing with the effects of this life-changing event. The group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 976 Delaware Ave. For information, call 408-3100 or visit: www.headwayofwny.org.

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Western New York Center for the Visually Impaired, 3070 Transit Road, West Seneca, provides low vision rehabilitation services to adults and children with visual impairments. Rehabilitative services are provided in home and in office with low vision devices and adaptive equipment to assist with independence. Office locations are 746 Portage Road, Niagara Falls; 18 Jefferson St., Wellsville; and 400 N. Main St., Warsaw. For information, call 668-1166.

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NFTA Advisory Committee on the Disabled will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Central Library's West Room, second floor, 1 Lafayette Square. 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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OAHiiO (The Good Path), part of Western New York Independent Living Inc. families of agencies, offers a holistic approach that includes independent living skills, peer support, advocacy, information and referral resources for Native Americans with mental or physical disabilities and/or chemical dependencies and their families in Erie County and surrounding territories. Services assist with the ability to live independently while respecting cultural diversity. For more information, call 836-0822, Ext. 120.

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Therapals Inc., offers Social Skill Buddies, a social skill instructional group, Saturdays for children and adolescents with high-functioning autism/Asperger Syndrome. Strategies, role plays, visual demonstrations and peer mentors are used in small group settings to help build appropriate peer interaction skills and self-confidence. For a schedule and information, call Therapals at 870-0268 or email: info@therapalsgrp.vpweb.com.

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Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western New York, 7 Community Drive, Cheektowaga, is a collaborative group of member voluntary agencies that provide services to people with developmental disabilities. The alliance annually publishes a document listing services available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. For information, call 877-7007 or visit www.ddawny.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.