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“Dare to Dream,” a free interactive workshop for individuals with a disability and their families, co-hosted by the Early Childhood Direction Center of Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Parent Network of Western New York, and the Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Learn about various transitions of life and tools needed to plan for your child’s future. Experts will be available to answer questions. To register, call 332-4170 or visit: www.parentnetworkwny.org.

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Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America will host “Bowling for Bowles” at 2 p.m. next Sunday at Transit Lanes, 7850 Transit Road, Amherst. The event will help raise funds and awareness for Crohn’s disease and colitis, and contribute to the local “Take Steps Walks” fundraiser scheduled for May 18. For sponsorship details and/or cost for bowling, contact Keri Sikora at 839-2796 or email: ksikora@ccfa.org.

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Parent Network of Western New York offers a free workshop, “Guardians, Wills and Trusts,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Opportunities Unlimited, 1555 Fashion Outlet Blvd., Town of Niagara. Participants will learn about trusts for a child with special needs and the various processes. Discussed will be an overview of who needs a guardian and the different types, as well as how to protect your child’s future services. To register, call 332-4170 or visit: www.parentnetworkwny.org.

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Heritage Education Program provides services to children from birth to 21 with specific or global development disabilities, including children on the autism spectrum and those with medical frailties. The program, located at One Delaware Road, Kenmore, features supports for children who are severely resistive eaters. Specialized educational and therapeutic supports are individualized for each learner. For more information, contact 876-3901.

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Parent Network of Western New York offers a free workshop, “Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at North Tonawanda Learning Center, 1350 Ruie Road. Parents and caregivers will learn how to effectively advocate for their child’s needs. To register, call 332-4170 or visit: www.parentnetworkwny.org.

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NFTA Advisory Committee on the Disabled will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Heritage Center, 101 Oak St. 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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Parent Network of Western New York offers a free workshop, “IEP and Transition,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Orleans Niagara BOCES, 4124 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. The workshop will focus on your child’s plans after high school (transition). To register, call 332-4170 or visit: www.parentnetworkwny.org.

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The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association offers a social group respite program for those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia in South Buffalo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Monday. Trained volunteers and staff members run the respite in a group setting in a safe location. Fee is $5 per program session. All participants must be assessed by an Alzheimer’s Association staff member before attending a group respite session. Location of the respite program will be disclosed upon acceptance. For more information, call (800) 272-3900.

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.