Autism Society of Greater Akron to host FREE Disability Resource Fair and Fun Day at Lock 3, Saturday, June 19, First In-Person Event of its Kind in Downtown Akron

(Akron…June 7, 2021) … The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) is hosting its annual “Step Into Autism” event as an in-person disability resource fair and fun day at Lock 3 in downtown Akron on June 19, 2021. The event is FREE and is open to the public.

The 2021 “Step Into Autism” was a 54 Day Virtual Challenge, representing 1:54 children and over five million adults who live with autism spectrum disorder. Runners, walkers, and just move teams tracked their miles and raised money for 54 days to benefit ASGA. Challenge winners will be awarded prizes and participate in a “Team Parade” to celebrate the end of the Challenge at the resource fair.

The Resource Fair and Family Fun Day will include visits from the RubberDucks mascot, Elsa, Spiderman, and characters from the Star Wars movies. Food will be available for purchase by Lock 3.  There will be yard games, giveaways, and for parents, lots and lots of information and resources from more than 20 area service providers.

For more information, visit HERE or call (330) 940-1441 x5.


WHO:                    Autism Society of Greater Akron

WHAT:                  Disability Resource Fair and Fun Day

WHEN:                 June 19, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:               Lock 3, downtown Akron, 200 S. Main Street, Akron

HOW:                   Rain or Shine!!


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Special thanks to our Gold sponsors Akron Children’s Hospital, REM Ohio, and FirstEnergy.


The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) is part of a nationwide network of affiliates that are part of the Autism Society of America, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots autism organization.  ASGA serves Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties (OH) and works locally to achieve its mission --to improve the lives of all affected by autism.  We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the autism spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and, providing educational opportunities and support for families, providers, doctors, educators and others on how best to support someone with autism.