The Hench Autism Studies Program at Defiance College will hold a parents’ meeting on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Dix Room 106 of Schauffler Hall.
Parents and others interested in programs serving children with autism are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions about the meeting or have information to share, please contact Coulter at (419) 783-2416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Learning the Skills Young Adolescents with Autism need to be Successful after High School” is the topic of discussion for this month’s parent meeting. Rob Cunningham, Director of Disability Services at Bowling Green State University and Dr. Fred Coulter, Parent Partnership Coordinator for Defiance College, will be the presenters.
Cunningham will talk about the skills needed for young adults with autism to be successful in college and outline the services offered at BGSU. Coulter will discuss with parents how their teenagers with autism can learn these skills through activities found in books from the Hench Autism Studies Resource Library. In order for adolescents to be independent as possible as adults, they need to start learning the necessary skills when they are young teenagers.
The books will be available for parents to check out from the Hench Autism Studies Resource Center in the Pilgrim Library.
February 18, 2010