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Tuesday, April 19, 2005; Page HE09

Classes, Workshops and Seminars

CANCER

April 20, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cancer Resource Center, Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington. A workshop, sponsored by Virginia Hospital Center, to help cancer patients use art as a way to cope. To learn more, call 703-558-5555.

MENTAL ILLNESS

April 21, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton. A workshop for anyone with mental illness, sponsored by NAMI Prince George's County, about coping with and recovering from the disease. NAMI's national group "In Our Own Voice," whose workshop presenters have mental illness, will lead the program. Family and friends are welcome. To learn more, call 301-277-8844.

Support Groups

ALS

The ALS Association sponsors the following groups. To learn more, call 301-978-9855 or see www.alsinfo.org.

• April 24, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Inova Fairfax Hospital, Education Conference Center, 3300 Gallow Rd., Falls Church. A group for caregivers of patients with ALS.

• April 24, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Adventist HealthCare/Shady Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Adult Day Care Center, 9701 Medical Center Dr., Rockville. A group for ALS patients and their family and friends.

AMYLOIDOSIS

April 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Embassy Suites Hotel, 1300 Concourse Dr., Linthicum. The Amyloidosis Support Network is sponsoring a group for people with amyloidosis, a rare disease in which one or more organs accumulate abnormal proteins. Anyone who has lost a loved one to this disease is also welcome to attend. To learn more, call 301-793-6739 or see www.amyloidosis.org.

ASPERGER'S SYNDROME

April 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Teaism, 400 8th St. NW, lower level. A peer-run group for adults with Asperger's syndrome and high-functioning autism. To learn more, call 703-516-9265 or e-mail willardston@yahoo.com.

BRAIN INJURY

April 21, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Career Room, Falls Church High School, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. A group, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Brain Injury Association, for anyone with brain injury and their family and friends. The group meets the first and third Thursdays of every month. To learn more, call 703-569-1855 or see www.nvbia.org.


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