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Events for people with disabilities

Williamsville Special Education Parent Teacher Student Association (SEPTSA) is hosting the program, "Developing Scholarliness," by Charmy Perry, coordinator of Gifted and Talented Education, Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Williamsville Central District Offices, 105 Casey Road, East Amherst. All are welcome. Admission is free. For more information, call 565-9338.

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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. Tuesday 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.

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University at Buffalo Neurosurgery Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center and the Parkinson's Association of Western New York co-sponsors the Parkinson's Disease caregiver support group at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the first-floor education room at UB Neurosurgery Building, 3980A Sheridan Drive, Amherst. For more information or registration, call 859-3342 or email: evalynkatz@ubns.com

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Headway of Western New York Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst. For more information, call Lynda at 337-3571 or email: rosieo335@yahoo.com or visit: www.crpssupportgroupofbuffalony.com

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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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Western New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office funded by a family support grant offers a Saturday recreational respite at Aspire of Western New York in its Cheektowaga locations from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every other Saturday. Individuals with disabilities ages 15 to 60 years old and living with their families are eligible. Activities include arts, crafts, holiday projects and community trips. For dates and details, call 505-5668.

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Independent Living of Niagara County offers an anger management and conflict resolution support group. It will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at 746 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. Refreshments will be served and transportation is available by calling 836-0822, Ext. 150. For information, call 284-4131, Ext. 17.

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The Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Machias Campus, 9822 Route 16 offers an Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group Meeting at 1 p.m. Friday. This meeting is for caregivers and family members or friends of Alzheimer's or dementia patients. The public is encouraged and welcome to attend. For information, call (716) 353-8516, Ext. 4630.

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Buffalo State College Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic offers Stroke and Hope Aphasia Support Group for survivors and their families from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday in Caudell Hall, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave. For information, call 878-3530 or 878-5319.

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Clarity Way, a new Nar-Anon support group for family members and friends with substance abuse, will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Mary's School, 6919 Transit Road, Swormville (enter the back parking lot).

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.