New Albany Special Connections will host its second educational event of this school year at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 E. Dublin-Granville Road.

New Albany Special Connections will host its second educational event of this school year at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 E. Dublin-Granville Road.

"Practical Everyday Strategies to Promote Social Development for Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders" will be presented by Dr. Emilio Amigo, a clinical psychologist based in Columbus.

Amigo will speak about friendship clubs he facilitates that offer "developmentally-appropriate therapy" for autistic people age 4 and older.

New Albany Special Connections was formed in 2002 as a nonprofit organization to "better serve children with special needs through education, resources and support," according to the organization's website. The group works to "strengthen the links between home, school and community and build positive, productive and collaborative partnerships among families, educators and the greater New Albany community."

Special Connections typically sponsors two events a year.

- Lori Wince