News and Happenings


Stark County Step Into Autism is less than 4 weeks away!

Are you celebrating with us? 

New and veteran participants, 2022 Summit County Walk attendees... Make some great memories, learn about local service providers, and enjoy a fun morning with our community! 

Help us reach our $30,000 Stark County goal and make a new 2023 Stark County iCan Bike Camp possible! 

Register, raise funds, donate to support ASGA, and celebrate with us! 

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What's happening on August 13? 

Event time: 10 am-12 pm

  • Resource Fair
  • Princesses and Princes, Ghostbusters, Star Wars Characters, and more!
  • Inflatable Slide
  • Autism Acceptance merch sales
  • Hearts for Music Special Needs Orchestra performance
  • Dance Party with the characters after the walk
  • Concessions will be available 

Discounted tickets to the McKinley Museum will be available at box office for Step Into Autism participants!

    You are invited to our upcoming Happy Hour! 

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Raising Neurotypical Children with Siblings with a Disability
Thursday, August 4 | 7:00-8:00 PM | WEBINAR

Join Natalie Hale, author of the book, Oh, Brother!: Growing Up With a Special Needs Sibling for a presentation and Q&A about the joys and challenges of raising neurotypical children with a sibling with disabilities.

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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!




Attended a webinar, called the ASGA Help Line, attended a social club, support group or family inclusive event then you have experienced ASGA's work on behalf of the Ohio Family Network. Please give the Department of Developmental Disabilities your feedback on your experience! 

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Stark County| August 13 | McKinley Museum

Volunteers still needed for this NEW walk! Great opportunity for students needing volunteer hours! Sign up today! 

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

SUMMIT COUNTY: Meets Friday, August 5 from 7-8 PM 
Stow Panera, Kent Road
 LEARN MOREPORTAGE COUNTY: Meets Tues, 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.

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Covid-19 Vaccines Approved for Ages 6 Months+

Facebook Live TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 20th at 1:00 pm EST.

Join Dr. Jayne Morgan and Claire Tibbetts, Administrative Manager at the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans, as they discuss the importance of Covid-19 vaccine approval for ages 6 months and older.

Click HERE on July 20th at 1:00 pm to attend this free, virtual event.



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

Tackling Disparities in Transitioning to Adulthood | July 21
Conversation centering around voices of families of color, who face unique challenges with transition. Hear triumphs and lessons learned from a panel of families. Learn More and Register

Charting the LifeCourse 3 Part Series | August 3,10,17
Find out how you can use the resources and tools to plan and advocate across the lifespan. Learn More and Register 


ASK your employer MATCH your gift


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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