Autism expert to speak in Brooke

FOLLANSBEE – James Ball, an expert on autism who has been involved in training Brooke County teachers in educating youth with the disorder, will present a free program on strategies for teaching and working with children with autism at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Follansbee Middle School.

The program is open to teachers and other professionals who work with children with autism as well as parents.

Those interested in attending are asked to call Melissa Figlioli, Brooke County Schools director of special education, at (304) 737-3481 ext. 24.