Jackson High School will continue its special education series for both parents and educators.
The fourth of five sessions in the autistic series will be held from 5 to 7 p.m on Jan. 24 at R.G. Drage Career Center, 2800 Richfield Drive S.E., Massillon. Parents and educators who attend will learn about social competence, play and making friends.
The series provides information on improving outcomes for students with autism. These sessions address understanding autistic disorders and using strategies and interventions in order to help your child succeed in school.
The education series also addresses behaviors, tips on getting a job and ways to help your child deal with and understand traumatic events. Each session is presented by a licensed child expert and is held at various locations throughout the township.
These sessions offer a way for most parents and educators to get valuable information on how to address the needs of the child with autism. There are also "coffee hours" for parents only. The coffee hours are held at Buehler's Fresh Foods and they give parents a chance to have an open discussion with various experts on all different kinds of topics.
These sessions are free. For more information and to see what sessions are coming up, go to www.jackson.stark.k12.oh.us or call Laurie Langenfeld at 330-492-8136, ext. 1432.