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As part of its ongoing Person First Forum series, the Museum of disABILITY History, a project of People Inc. will host Susan LoTempio, retired Buffalo News editor, in a conversation with advocates and experts on “Gettin’ Around Western New York – Tales and Trials of Transportation,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 3826 Main St. The presentation will explore the difficulties individuals with all types of disabilities face when they require an accessible means of traveling.

LoTempio worked for the Buffalo News for 25 years, serving as readership editor, Features assistant managing editor and Lifestyle editor. She currently teaches at Medaille College and volunteers for local organizations devoted to issues of disability.

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The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation is accepting inquiries for its 2014 Intellectual Disabilities Grant. Organizations in Erie and Niagara counties serving children, adolescents and young adults to age 26 with intellectual disabilities that address one or more of the foundation’s funding guidelines may be eligible for funds. The deadline is Dec. 4. For more information, visit: www.thetowerfoundation.org.

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Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara provides individuals with disabilities of all ages with support services, skills necessary to achieve independence, in-home services, volunteer opportunities and geriatric assessments. Through the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse, part of the agency’s day programming, individuals with disabilities participate in horticulture therapy and training in a professional florist and greenhouse setting. All purchases support the program. For more information, call 504-2617, Ext. 230, or visit www.opportunitiesunlimited.org. Any businesses interested in hosting a cart sale, call 297-6400, Ext. 332.

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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. Kristin Adduci, senior counselor, Crisis Services, and Cheektowaga Police Lt. Brian Gould will present “Training a Crisis Response Team for Emergencies with Mentally Ill Clients.” For more information, call 226-6264.

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Independent Living of Niagara County is sponsoring a Toy Lending Program, providing toys and equipment for children up to age 3 who have an identified developmental delay or disability. The program is open to families and service providers in early-intervention programs. Play goals can be identified for your child, developmentally appropriate toys will be selected, and support will be provided to parents and early-intervention therapists and service coordinators. Items available for loan in the program include support and positioning items; adaptive switches; adapted, stacking, musical, electronic, push and pull toys; puzzles; books; blocks; and rattles. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 284-4131, Ext. 200.

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Baker Victory Services, 780 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, provides a wide range of specialized residential, outpatient and educational services to children and youths with a variety of needs, including developmental disabilities or behavioral or psychiatric difficulties. For more information, call 828-9500.

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People Inc. provides services for individuals with traumatic brain injury, including service coordination, residential programs, transition services, supported employment, waiver services, day programs, rehabilitation, respite, advocacy and health services. Services are for people of any age, and there are no restrictions about when the injury occurred. For more information, call 634-8132.

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Consolidated Supports and Services at Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled offers individuals a wide variety of self-directed services. People choose what supports they need, hire their own staff, and build a circle of support in the community to help ensure continued success. It is designed to promote independence and build confidence. For more information, call 883-8002.

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.