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Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will host an artistic talent competition for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at 7 p.m. Friday at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. The event, called “Opportunities Got Talent,” will feature more than 20 acts. Masters of ceremonies will be Nick Zawacki, president of Local 4265, Association of Retarded Children Employees Union, and Cindy Bootz, associate executive director of human resources at Opportunities Unlimited. Tickets are $5, with children 10 and under admitted free. For more information, visit: www.opportunitiesunlimited.org.

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Western New York Independent Living Inc. offers a support group for parents with psychiatric disabilities from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. every Friday. The purpose of the group is to help parents with a mental health diagnosis to be able to parent their children effectively. Contact Danielle McMahon at 836-0822, Ext. 170, for more information and location.

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The National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York will hold its monthly support group meeting for people with Parkinson’s disease, family members and caregivers from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3512 Clinton St., West Seneca. Topic for discussion will be “Pet Therapy,” led by Trisha Crowley, vice president, Silver Lining for Pit Bulls Inc.

A young onset Parkinson’s support group for individuals in their early 50’s or younger will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Both groups meet every third Wednesday of the month. For more information, call 218-1027 or 572-3254 or visit www.npfwny.org.

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Western New York Independent Living Inc. offers a networking support group for people with a mental health diagnosis who are interested in or are actively searching for employment from 4:30 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at its offices, 3108 Main St. The purpose of the group is to share information about jobs in the area, job searching skills, interviewing skills and obtaining and maintaining employment. For more information, call Danielle McMahon at 836-0822, Ext. 170.

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Mental Health Association in Niagara County offers a peer-led support group for those dealing with anxiety and depression from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at its offices at 36 Pine St., Lockport. Meetings are held every Thursday at no cost. For information, call 433-3780.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering a new Southtowns family support group meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Abbott Corners, Lake Shore Behavioral Health, 3176 Abbott Road, Orchard Park. For information, call 226-6264.

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SUNY Buffalo State Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic offers Stroke and Hope Aphasia Support Group for survivors and their families from 2 to 3 p.m. every Friday in Caudell Hall, 1300 Elmwood Ave. For information, call 878-3530 or 878-5319.

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NFTA Advisory Committee on the Disabled will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Western New York Independent Living Inc., 3108 Main 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.

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.