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Western New York Tinnitus Support Group meeting sponsored by the University at Buffalo’s Center for Hearing and Deafness will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in 134 Farber Hall on the South Campus. Tinnitus is a disorder that causes a ringing or high-pitched noise in their ears. Featured talk will be “Hyperacusis (loudness intolerance): What You Do Know Can Help You,” presented by Bryan Pollard, a patient advocate for Hyperacusis Research. For more information, call 829-3980.

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The Boys and Girls Club of the Northtowns will hold an open informational session for its Food Fitness Fun program from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in its facility at 325 Franklin St., City of Tonawanda. The program gives special need youths and young adults the ability to prepare healthy meals under the leadership of a professional caterer. The program includes individual and team recreational and fitness activities.

Food Fitness Fun is a free program that runs each Monday evening through April. For further information, call Robert O’Brocta, director of operations, at 873-9842, Ext. 209.

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ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter will hold an education and awareness meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Dent Neurological Institute, 3980 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. This month’s topic will be “Financial Planning with Terminal Illness.” For information, call Arlene Justinger, care services coordinator for Western New York at 860-1947 or email: ajustinger@alsaupstateny.org

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Niagara Hearing Clinic offers audiology services and hearing aid dispensing for individuals with disabilities in two locations: Shaw Building, 5467 Upper Mountain Road, Lockport, call 439-7461; or Trott Access Center, 1001 Eleventh St., Niagara Falls, call 278-8190. Services are by appointment only by calling either location.

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Summit Educational Resources, 150 Stahl Road, Getzville, provides evaluations, school and home-based education and therapeutic services to developmentally disabled children from infancy to 21 years old and their families. Educational, psychological, speech and hearing, physical and occupational therapy evaluations are available in all languages to assess eligibility for special education services, special home and school-based instruction or to determine diagnostic conditions. A specialized diagnostic unit is also available to children suspected to have autism. For information about Summit programs and services, call 629-3400.

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Western New York Independent Living Inc. offers a self-defense awareness group, specifically designed for personal protection and confidence-building for people with disabilities, at noon Friday in its facility located at 3108 Main St. The group will provide options to being mistreated and abused, address scenarios to avoid, tackle and control confrontation in realistic situations. Modified martial art techniques will be demonstrated including Judo, jujitsu and aikido. For more information, call Kevin LaMar at 836-0822, Ext. 146.

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Preschool Learning Center of the League for the Handicapped, 393 North St., Springville, serves a 35-mile radius with educational, therapeutic and evaluation services for children, birth through age 8, with special needs. Outreach to families and parent support groups are ongoing. For information, call 592-9331.

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The Learning Disabilities Association of WNY, 2555 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore, provides educational advocacy services to students and their families who are receiving special-education services, or who could benefit from these services. Also, assistance for individuals with learning disabilities, neurological impairment or developmental disabilities. For information call 874-7200 or 1-888-250-5031.

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.