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Deaf Adult Services and St. Mary’s School for the Deaf in collaboration with National Deaf Awareness Week will host an event from noon to 2:30 p.m. today at the Walden Galleria on the first floor near the Apple Store. There will be mini sign language classes and informational tables. Also, an open house will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tri-Main Office, Suite 446, 2495 Main St.

Throughout the week Deaf Adult Services and St. Mary’s School will be offering workshops, a family fun fair, community silent dinner, free American Sign Language classes, and a free community performance by Trix Bruce, a nationally known deaf performer. For a full schedule of events and times, visit: www.wnydas.org.

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Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is sponsoring “Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis” fundraiser event, a walk dedicated to finding a cure for digestive diseases, at 4 p.m. Saturday at Wide Waters Park Pavilion in Lockport. Participants raise funds throughout the year to find a cure and come together to celebrate the steps taken when no American has to suffer with digestive diseases. For more information or to volunteer, contact Keri Sikora at 839-2796 or email: ksikora@ccfa.org.

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Literacy Empowerment Action Plan of WNY (LEAP) is offering an eight-week academic support assistance program for children in grades K-6 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Nov. 14 at the Sheridan Parkside Community Center, 169 Sheridan Parkside Drive, Suite 103, Town of Tonawanda. Parents can chose to bring their children on Tuesdays or Thursdays. The free program provides assistance with reading, writing and homework in small learning groups. Students can choose from a variety of learning activities based on their needs and interests. The program is supported by a grant from the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County. There is a $20 refundable deposit required for students who do not attend the Ken-Ton School District. For applications, visit: www.leapofwny.org or for more information, call 873-0429.

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NFTA Advisory Committee on the Disabled will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday at Independent Living of Niagara County, 746 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. 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 is offering a free workshop, “Preparing for a Meeting: Bilingual,” from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at The Belle Center, 104 Maryland St. Participants will learn how to prepare and organize for various meetings with professionals throughout your child’s school year. To register, call 332-4167 or visit: www.parentnetworkwny.org.

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Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled has an overnight children’s respite center in the Town of Tonawanda. The home is dedicated to serving children and families of Buffalo and surrounding areas. Overnight respite will be offered at the house on weekends, expanding to midweek in the near future. After-school services are available for adolescents with developmental disabilities to learn basic home, self-care and job readiness skills preparing them for independent living and adult responsibilities. Anyone interested in services offered, call 883-8002.

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The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming located at 18 Main St., Mount Morris, is a private, not-for-profit organization providing services to developmentally disabled individuals of all ages and their families in the Livingston and Wyoming counties. Through its residential, vocational rehabilitation, children’s services, transportation and community services programs, the agency helps to enhance the lives of more than 800 community members who rely on services each year. For more information, call (585) 658-2828.

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Center for Children and Families at the University of Buffalo offers free programs, assessments and clinical services for children, ages 6 to 12, with behavior and learning problems. For information, call 829-2244, Ext. 5.

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.