September 22, 2020

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SUMMIT COUNTY RENTAL ASSISTANCE:INCLUSIVE POP-IN EVENT: BIRDS & INSECTS

Friday, September 25, 2020  •  2:00pm to 4:00pm
Towner's Woods  •  2264 Ravenna Rd. Kent, OH 44240

Portage Park District and ASGA have joined forces for a fun-packed afternoon of exploring nature at Towner's Woods. Participants can wander around the park with nets and binoculars to search for local butterflies and birds. They will also receive an information guide and a take-home a FREE bug sensory bin! Registration is required for this event to ensure the safety of the park’s visitors. 

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ENGAGING SOCIAL SKILLS CLUB FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH ASD

Ages 10-13 | Thursdays at 4:00 PM |Oct 8 - Nov 12
Ages 14-18 | Tuesdays at 4:00 PM | Oct 8 - Nov 17

ASGA is launching a virtual Social Skills Club to provide middle and high school students the tools they need to interact with their peers in a fun, encouraging space. Your kids will try role-playing exercises, play interactive games, and engage in themed conversation starters to increase their communication skills. Cost is $180 for six, one-hour sessions, a $450 value. Space is limited, so register today!

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NH bird insect eventGROWING FAMILY RESILIENCE SERIES

Wednesdays, October 14, 21, and 28  •  1pm to 3pm
ZOOM Meetup

Did you know that most humans live in stress about 70% of the time?  No wonder we never feel fully rested!

The Growing Family Resilience series helps parents, families and caregivers explore the causes of trauma and toxic stress in their lives while providing strategies for what to do about it – with self and others.  Join us on this journey to be more present in relationships and face life's challenges in a calmer, more regulated state.

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newly diagnosed kitPURCHASE TICKETS FOR DOUBLE DOWN TODAY

Saturday, October 17 | 5:00 - 9:00 PM | Virtual 

Double Down 2020 is coming to YOU, as we go virtual for our annual fall fundraiser! Tickets are $25 and include:

    • One entry into a $500 raffle;
    • Participation in the virtual event;
    • A fun casino themed party pack;
    • Access to bingo games for a chance to win prizes.

The silent auction is open from October 5-17. You DO NOT have to purchase a ticket to participate in the silent auction alone. 

For more information check out our FAQ page.

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Peer-to-Peer Support Groups                 COFFEE, TEA & AUTISM 

Online Closed Facebook Support Group - Meet Wendy Cline, LSW and ASGA Support Specialist, as she offers resources, tips and tricks and pleasant conversation to help us all survive the quarantine life! If you are not a member, JOIN HERE!

Meet other parents!  Attend a meeting near you!

Kent/Stow - Facilitated by Mary Richards, Friday, Oct 2 7:00 PM Panera Bread in Stow

Kent/Stow - Friday, Oct 16 at 7:00 PM Panera Bread in Stow

Ravenna - Facilitated by Trina Bullard, Tuesday, Sept 27 at 10:00 AM via Zoom
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COMMUNITY EVENTS  

SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS WEBINAR: Sharing Solutions is hosting a webinar via Zoom on Wednesday, September 23 at 6 pm on Social Security Benefits with Mr. Robert Fenn from the Social Security Administration. 

SUMMIT COUNTY RENTAL ASSISTANCE: Rental and mortgage payment assistance will be reopened; Monday, September 21, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. through Monday, September 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

FREE PROGRAM: Live Special is hosting a free zoom webinar on September 23 at 7 PM, Doug Blecher, Autism personal coach, and Maggie Scotece of Disability Rights Ohio will discuss the importance of voting. 

COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDE:Cleveland Clinic's Covid-19 safety guide for your home. 

RESEARCH STUDY: The Jaswal Lab at the University of Virginia is conducting a survey on perceptions of labels for individuals with ASD.

WILD HIKE CHALLENGE: With Portage Park District encourages healthy recreation in our parks and trails while showcasing Portage County’s rich natural heritage that we are working to conserve.

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About the Autism Society of Greater Akron

The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) is one of more than 80 affiliates nationwide 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. ASGA works locally to achieve its mission to improve the lives of all affected by autism.

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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