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Events for People With Disabilities

October 6, 2008

Headway of Western New York’s Peer Support Group and Caregivers Support Group will both meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and the Youth Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 976 Delaware Ave. For information, call 629-3636.

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The Hearing Loss Association of Western New York will hold its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Stephen’s Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive, Cheektowaga. For information, call 875-1093.

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo and Erie County, an education and support organization for families of the mentally ill, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4007 Main St., Amherst. For information, call 832-4035.

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The Learning Disabilities Association of WNY is sponsoring a free workshop to learn about Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at 2555 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 874-7200, Ext. 176.

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Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled will host a Parenting Group open house from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at 452 Delaware Ave. For reservations or information, call Lisa Johnston at 896-2180.

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People Inc. and its Museum of disABILITY History will open its annual Film Festival and Speaker Series with “Mozart & The Whale” (PG-13) and guest speaker author John Elder Robinson from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 17. The film “Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy” (not rated) will be shown Oct. 18 followed by talks by People First President Diane Braun, disability rights advocate/author Kathy Conour, and Welcome Change Productions director Alice Elliot, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. “The Collector of Bedford Street” (not rated) will be shown Oct. 18 followed by speakers Larry Selman and Alice Elliot from 3 to 5 p.m.

All events will be held in the Market Arcade Theatre, 639 Main St. Admission is $2 or free for students with proper I.D. For information, call 817-7261 or visit www.disabilityfilmfest.org.

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The Heritage Education Program at Heritage Centers, One Delaware Road, Kenmore, serves children with disabilities from birth to age 21 in a variety of settings within the community. Specialized education and therapeutic services are available. For information, call 876-3901.

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The Ken-Ton Special Education Parent Teacher Student Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Sheridan Building, Room 122, 3200 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. Autism expert Mary Ruth Morris will discuss “Self Determination.” For information, call Aimee at 876-3019.

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Planned Parenthood of WNY will hold a free workshop, “Talking Sex: Tools to Teach Sexuality Education to People with Developmental Disabilities,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17 in Jamestown Community College Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center, 525 Falconer St., Jamestown. Registration is required. For information or to register, call 488-2237, Ext. 268.

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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