WARREN Dads and other father figures are needed to serve as role models for a new program which will help developmentally disabled children.
The Trumbull County Fatherhood Initiative is hosting a new program in May and June where fathers are asked to give one or two days a week to information that will help a child's healthy growth and development at home.
Cheryl Smith, director of Collaboration Station with Trumbull County Father Initiative, said father figures can include uncles, step-dads, grandfathers, and cousins
Smith said fathers will receive three different gift cards to assist with transportation and other time for participating in the program.
"This program is designed to assist the fathers with disabled and challenged children which includes a mental or learning challenge or developmental challenge such as autism," she said.
Smith said the program is in collaboration with Faithaven School and TCAP which are helping to reach out to dads and father figures.
"We want to provide them with information to help their children be healthy and strong despite their disability," Smith said.
Topics to be covered in the program include home safety, working with a child's school and education, a child's doctor and how Medicaid and Social Security work.
Classes will be held Monday to Saturday at the Alliance Community Outreach Program in Warren.
To register, call 330-984-4318.