Claiming independence


A main concern of the families of individuals diagnosed with autism has been whether or not independent living can be achieved. The Self Reliance Center, located at 2040 W. Central Ave., is holding a day hab program for autistic teens and young adults focused on daily living, social interaction and vocational skills. The program began on August 23 and will run Monday through Friday throughout the school year.  The registration fee is $40. The program runs daily from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $20. When school is on break, the hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the cost will be $40. For more information and an application, call 419-450-1298 or 419-508-4505.