Free Autism Series Begins Today in Wheeling

WHEELING — A free series on autism spectrum disorders begins today at the Regional Educational Service Agency 6 office, 30 GC&P Road.

The topic for the first session is Finding and Accessing Vital Resources.

Each session will be conducted from 1-2:30 p.m. and again from 5-6:30 p.m. to accommodate the schedules of parents and caregivers. The sessions are open to anyone in West Virginia and Ohio. Registration is required by calling Marshall County Schools’ office of special programs, 304-843-4400, ext. 318.

The new monthly series is being presented by Wheeling Hospital’s Center for Pediatrics Rehabilitation Services, Marshall County Schools and the West Virginia Autism Training Center at Marshall University.

Other sessions and topics are as follows:

— Oct. 26 — Understanding the Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorders

— Nov. 16 — Supporting the Development of Effective Communication

— Dec. 14 — The Basics of Behavior Analysis

— Jan. 11 — Positive Behavior Supports to Improve Life Quality.