Help and Hope for Parents

. January 31, 2019.

Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism brings community agencies that serve individuals with autism together to find and fill service gaps, establish best practices and advocate for families. This collaborative hosts Venture Bound, a transition program in high schools to better equip students for gainful, competitive employment. Venture Bound focuses on providing social skills, the necessary curriculum, vocational training and employment opportunities for high school students. Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism also raises funds to provide scholarships to families in need of essential, but expensive developmental; services that are not covered by insurance.

The Autism Provider Network of NWO, a program facilitated by Great Lakes Collaborative, will host a six-hour training on special education law and advocacy for parents, advocates, educators, related service providers and attorneys presented by Pete Wright of Wrightslaw on March 14, 2019, at The Pinnacle. Training is from 8am to 3pm. Doors open at 7:30am. For tickets visit

Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism, 2040 W. Central Ave.  419-291-7031 |

Parent Support

Looking for support? Don’t want to feel alone? Check out Coffee & Conversation, a parent support group, available the first Thursday of every month at the Advent Lutheran Center. Open to any parent or family member who has a child of any age with developmental disabilities, you can make friends, get connected with community resources, share successes and challenges and socialize with others who truly understand. Meetings begin at 6pm. Can’t make the meetings but would like the support and camaraderie? Check out the closed parent support group on Facebook.

Coffee & Conversation, Advent Lutheran Church,
6735 W Sylvania Ave, Sylvania,