NCOESC to host ‘Pathways through Autism’

North Central Ohio Educational Service Center is to host “Pathways through Autism” 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The free event is designed for parents and professionals to obtain information to help navigate through each stage of life on the road of autism. The event offers parents direct interaction with local providers who work in the field of autism spectrum disorders.

Several speakers are to conduct break-out sessions to discuss issues that parents, teachers and students face. Topics include: Self-Stimming & Autism; Put the Oxygen Mask on Yourself: Self-Care While Taking Care of Others; Parents’ Rights: A Walk Through the IEP Process; and Developing Coping Mechanisms for Special Needs Youth.

This year, Jacob Herr is tol be the keynote speaker, and he will present: “Jacob Living and Singing Through Autism.”

Multiple agencies are to be there to answer questions or provide information to parents and educators. They include NCOESC; Seneca Autism Learning & Support Association; Family Learning Center; Seneca County Board of DD; Autism Society of Northwest Ohio; Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence; Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities; Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities; Ohio Early Intervention; Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services; Seneca Mentoring Youth Links; Red Tree House; State Support Team Region 1; Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Mental Health and Recovery Services Board; Tiffin City Schools; Tiffin Community YMCA; and Project LifeSaver.

Refreshments and raffles are planned. For more information, contact Sandy Hallett at (419) 447-2927 or