September 9, 2020

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movin groovin ErinVIRTUAL FROM THE PARK

Thursday, Sept 10, Tuesday, Sept 15 & Thursday, Sept 17
2:00 PM  •  ZOOM Meet

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Join Erin for some Movin' & Grovin" with our Autism Friendly Partner, The Portage Park District. She will bring her fun exercises to you virtually from the park and you might get a glimpse of Owlbert, the park mascot!  Register to receive Zoom link. 

When you aren't Movin' & Groovin' with Erin, take the Wild Hikes Challenge in Portage Parks and visit the Remote Education page to learn more about nature!

Check out all of the Movin' & Groovin'  VIDEOS HERE.

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Tuesday, September 22 | 7:00 PM | Zoom Webinar

ASGA is excited to provide a time for grandparents to network and talk about their children and grandchildren who are living with a disability.  Join Jocelyn Eskenazi, BCaBA from The Esken Group, LLC to learn ways you can help your child, tips for interacting with your grandchildren, suggestions on talking with family members and more. While there is a focus on autism, grandparents of grandchildren of all abilities are welcome!



Now you can Take-A-Break two ways!

Win a FREE meal worth $100 from our partner, TGI Fridays in Stow. Enjoy quality time with the family while TGI Fridays does the cooking! One winner is drawn every Friday morning! Are you entered to win? 

Get a $35 WalMart or Giant Eagle gift card from ASGA along with three hours of respite care paid to the provider of your choice.  We want to support you, so complete the application today!



The second edition is here! This kit provides families living in the Greater Akron area with a local guide to support and services. Getting an autism diagnosis can be overwhelming, so let ASGA be your partner on this journey. Give us a call...we're right here!

Get your copy by calling the help line at 330.940.1441 or emailing Wendy Cline, ASGA Support Specialist!

ASGA thanks the following organizations for their financial support on this project: Akron Children’s Hospital, Ronald L. Stiles fund of Akron Community Foundation, The Lehner Family Foundation, KidsLink Neurobehavioral Center, and ASGA’s donors!


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

ASGA is pleased to partner with Portage Park District for an Inclusive Pop-In Event at Towner's Woods.   Registered attendees enjoy a self-guided exploration with binoculars or insect nets provided by the park to discover the birds and butterflies native to Towner's Woods.  Participants receive information guides and a hands-on activity to take home.  Safety guidelines apply to the extent possible at this free event where registration is required.

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Peer-to-Peer Support GroupsCOFFEE, 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 - Friday, Sept 18 at 7:00 PM Panera Bread in Stow

Kent/Stow - Friday, Oct 2 at 7:00 PM Panera Bread in Stow

Ravenna - Tuesday, Sept 22 at 10:00 AM via Zoom (email Wendy for link)


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

FREE WORKSHOPS: PAC Meetings with State Support Team 8 - check out their list of free workshops for families of students with disabilities and parent mentors.

FALL 2020 DRAMA CLASSES: Register for the Center for Applied Drama & Autism's virtual 10 week drama classes. 

FREE WORKSHOP: Join Bhawna Sudhir and CADA for, In Motion: Self Expression through the Arts, a free virtual worshop on September 26 at 3 PM via Zoom.

RESEARCH STUDY: Case Western Reserve University is conducting a study on sleep in young children with autism. Do you meet the criteria? If so, you may be compensated for your participation!

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.

RESEARCH STUDY: TCU – Texas Christian University is working on two studies: Siblings of Children with Autism: Recruiting fathers who have both a child with ASD and a neurotypical child who are siblings. Both must be between 8-16 years old and Supporting Mothers of Children with Autism: Recruiting mothers who have a child with autism between 4-17 years old and are both divorced and not currently in a relationship.

WEBINAR: Schooling During COVID Three-Part Series by Nationwide Children’s Hospital



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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