Library to hold class on developmental disabilities

JAMESTOWN – Pren-dergast Library will host a class called “Connecting People with Developmental Disabilities to Services” at 7 p.m. on March 26.

Presenter is Sadie Jay-Edwards, statewide systems advocate and developmental disabilities information and outreach coordinator for Directions in Independent Living Inc.

The goal of the program is to give families more information on The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and the services they provide.

Jay-Edwards holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history. She also minored in education and teaches at Jamestown Community College and St. Bonaventure University. She is writing a book about Ischua and how the Civil War affected its residents’ lives.

Her program is expected to last about 30 minutes, depending on questions from the audience.

She will also offer supplemental handouts and brochures for people to take home.

Although the event is designed as a parent education class, it is open to anyone interested, including area service providers.

The class is free, and no registration is re-quired.

For additional information, call 484-7135 or check

The library is located at 509 Cherry St. in Jamestown.