PRACTICE GOING TO THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE
|ASGA HAS NEW BOARD OFFICERS
The Autism Society of Greater Akron announced a new slate of officers to serve a term from 2023 – 2026. Tim Piatt was elected as its new board chair, succeeding Carol (CJ) Haines, who has served as chair since 2020.
ADAPTED COVID & FLU VACCINE CLINIC
SUMMIT DD BARBERTON CENTER
Car Side or Inside Clinic Options
Is needle anxiety preventing you from getting your COVID or flu vaccine? We can help! ASGA is proud to partner with the Summit County Board of DD and Sand Run Pharmacy to provide this opportunity.
Each person who receives a vaccine and completes a brief survey will receive a FREE Vaccination Support Bag and a McDonald’s gift card.
Make an appointment for this adapted clinic that uses tools to reduce pain and anxiety. Registration required. Deadline to register is Friday, January 26.
JAN 23 | Online Escape Room | 7:00-8:00 pm
Are you good at solving puzzles? Then you will enjoy ASGA's next Teen Club meetup for ages 13-17. Members will work as a team to break out of an Online Escape Room. This is a virtual meeting on Tuesday, Jan 23.
Must be a member of the club to receive additional event information. Not a member? Register for the club below.
ADULT CLUB (Ages 18+)
JAN 24 | Nacho Bar & BINGO Night
Peer-led, informal support groups provide time for discussion and information sharing for anyone impacted by Autism.
SUMMIT COUNTY: Friday, Jan 19, Stow Panera, 7-8 PM - join facilitator Dana Moruzzi to discuss sensory bags followed by informal discussion.
Facebook Support Group for parents and caregivers JOIN HERE!
SOCIAL CLUB FACILITATORS - Professionals are needed on a contractual basis to facilitate social clubs for individuals with Autism ages seven to adult. Facilitators work with and are supported by ASGA's licensed social worker.
EDUCATION MANAGER - This grant funded position focuses on expanding community engagement and ASGA’s educational initiatives by managing our core education programs, including, but not limited to, Autism Friendly Communities, First Responder Training programs, and Autism 101.
DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT - Detail-oriented professional needed to work in donor relations and retention, database management, event and project execution, administrative functions, prospect research, and support of solicitation and stewardship cycles.
|WAYS TO SUPPORT ASGA
Thank you to everyone who donated to ASGA's 2023 Annual Appeal Campaign. Your generosity will make a lasting impact on individuals like David Lanzinger. Thank you David for sharing your story!
It's not too late to give! Your donations stay right here to benefit your family, friends, and neighbors in Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne county! All donations, large and small, will make a difference.
JAN 20, 9am-10am - Sensory Friendly Day at the Cleveland Museum of Art
JAN 23, 6:30-7:30pm - Family University’s next session is Accessing and Utilizing STABLE Accounts and the Medicaid Waiver with published author and Attorney Derek L. Graham.
JAN 24, 11am-12pm - Medina DD Winter Toddler Play Group at Brunswick Library.
JAN 24, 6-7pm - MCBDD: TRUST AND ESTATE PLANNING. Join to discuss ways families can plan for the future to help those with developmental differences. Learn what is involved in putting together an estate plan when you have a child or family member with developmental differences.
JAN 25, 4pm - Autism Society's Self-Advocacy Workshop. This self-advocacy workshop will focus on how to stay safe on the internet. We will learn from an expert on best practices and common errors that result in individuals getting into negative situations.
Basketball with Empower Sports at Portage – Portage Community Chapel
Basketball with Empower Sports at Medina – Windfall School
About the Autism Society of Greater Akron
The Autism Society of Greater Akron's (ASGA) mission is to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully. ASGA serves Summit, Medina, Portage, Wayne, and Stark county communities.
ASGA is also a proud member of the Ohio Family Network (OFN), connecting people with disabilities and their families to local information and resources within their communities. We believe OFN provides opportunities to share ideas, find solutions to common challenges and inspire and strengthen each other.