Hattie Larlham opens new program for children with autism in Twinsburg area

Hattie Larlham is launching an evening program for children on the autism spectrum in Twinsburg and surrounding areas. Starting on Friday, March 9, the six-week program will be held at the Constant Companions at 7996 Darrow Road, Suite 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. every other Friday until May 18. The cost will be $25 per session or $125 for all six sessions.

The new program will help children ages 9 to 14 on the autism spectrum build social skills through hands-on learning activities. The goal is to create a safe, welcoming and fun environment where participants can build friendships as well as gain confidence and self-esteem. Sessions will be run by Hattie Larlham staff with significant experience working with children with autism. Some program activities will include writing and sending letters to U.S. troops overseas and learning about the different animals staying at Hattie’s Doggie Day Care & Boarding and Constant Companions.

To register for the program, call LeAnne Embick, Hattie Larlham Play Center coordinator, at 330.274.2272, ext. 3019.