News and Happenings - June 28, 2022



News and Happenings


Did you miss the fun at the Summit County walk or want to celebrate with us again? Join us on Saturday, August 13, for the Stark County Walk, Resource Fair, and Family Fun Day at the McKinley Museum in Canton! There's still time to register! 

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 Step Into Autism would not be successful without the generous support of our sponsors and community partners! We hope you will thank these partners who help ensure ASGA can continue to support thousands in our community through our Help Line and inclusive programs and events like the ones you find in this email each week! 

A BIG Thank You again to our Summit County Walk Presenting Sponsor:

The Piatt Family 

Thank you to our Summit County Sponsors:

Akron Children’s Hospital  
FirstEnergy Foundation
REM Ohio
Total Education Solutions
KidsLink Connect
Summit County Department of Job and Family Services
Leppo Group
Summit DD
Boyd Watterson Asset Management
Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital
Community Fund Ohio 
Weaver Industries
Graystone Consulting
The Blick Center
Pivotal ABA therapy
Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital- Edwin Shaw
Portage Path Behavioral
Akron Rotary Camp
Julie Billiart Schools
Summit Academy Akron Elementary


Coming later this week:

  • Summit County walk Post-program highlights
  • Event day photos 


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Ride the Rails with ASGA!
Sunday, August 21  |  12:00-4:00 PM  |  Medina Park

Back by popular demand! Train lovers of all ages can enjoy a unique train riding experience with the Northeastern Ohio Live Steamers at the Lester Rail Trail in Medina. Have lunch and make train-related crafts! Space is limited - reserve your time slot today!

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Stark County| August 13 | McKinley Museum

Volunteers are still needed for this new walk! Sign up today! 

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iCan Bike LogoiCan Bike Camp Needs Spotters - July 11-15

5 Session Times Daily - Copley High School
80 volunteers needed to assist riders with learning how to ride a bike. Must be 15 or older. Great community service hours for high school or college students.

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Informal support groups provide time for discussion and information sharing for anyone impacted by autism.

SUMMIT COUNTY: Meets Fri, July 1 from 7-8 PM 
Stow Panera, Kent Road
 LEARN MOREPORTAGE COUNTY: Meets Tues, June 28 and July 26 from 10-11 AM
Reed Memorial Library

Facebook Support Group for parents and caregivers JOIN HERE!


We know protecting your loved one with a disability is one of your highest priorities. We also know it’s not always easy to decide what is best. That is why ASGA is providing information to help you make informed decisions.


Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 to include use in children down to 6 months of age. 

“Many parents, caregivers, and clinicians have been waiting for a vaccine for younger children and this action will help protect those down to 6 months of age.  As we have seen with older age groups, we expect that the vaccines for younger children will provide protection from the most severe outcomes of COVID-19, such as hospitalization and death,” said FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, M.D.

For more information, read the full release HERE.

 Our social clubs will meet again in September.
 Have a great summer! 

Improv for All is now open for registration! | June 18-August 20
CADA is offering a class for all ages, abilities, and levels of experience for new and continuing students. Learn More 

Green Organized Adaptive League Soccer | Register by July 15
For any individual with physical or intellectual challenges, 6 to 18 years old. Fall Session- Sundays in September and October. Learn More

Akron Children's Hospital Health and Wellness Day | July 23
Free Health and wellness screenings, school supplies and hygiene items, interactive activities, and games for children and anyone else. Must preregister to secure your spot. Learn More and Register

Frozen Sensory-Friendly Performance| September 3
This performance presented by Playhouse Square is intended for individuals with sensory sensitivities, Autism, and other sensory, social, and cognitive challenges or differences. Learn More



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Whether you are donating to ASGA through Step Into Autism or another way, ask your company if they have a match program or can start one! Be sure to ask your friends and family as well!




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.

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