DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Hench Autism Studies Program at Defiance College will hold a parent meeting on Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in the Hubbard Banquet Room, located on the first floor of the Serrick Campus Center.
During the meeting, a documentary will be shown about a family whose son has autism and is very low functioning. Inadvertently, the father discovers that his son is calm and talks when he is on a horse. As a way to help their son, they take a journey to Mongolia, where horses are part of the culture. This is more than a story about a trip. Throughout the documentary the parents talk about how their son’s autism has affected their lives, the challenges of parenting, and what they would do to help him.
The Hench Autism Studies Resource Center in the Pilgrim Library will be open and available for attendees.
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 Fred Coulter at (419) 783-2416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
March 14, 2011