Press Releases

April 26,2018
1:59 Children now Identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder According to New CDC Report
Autism Society of Greater Akron concerned, but not surprised

About 1 in 59 eight-year-old children were identified as having autism, according to a new report published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Surveillance Summary. This latest estimate is higher than the previous estimate released in 2016, which found a prevalence of 1 in 68.  READ MORE ... 


June 8, 2017
Autism Society of Greater Akron Submits Testimony to Ohio Senate
Finance Committee on Devastating Impact Budget Cuts Would Have on People with Disabilities

The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) yesterday submitted testimony to the Ohio Senate Finance Committee to share concerns about how the 2018-2019 state budget as passed by the House – and currently being considered by the Senate – would disproportionally hurt people with developmental disabilities.  The state budget strips funding for many services provided by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).  

Laurie Cramer, Executive Director of ASGA and Sara Kline, Board Chair and Mayor of Stow, Ohio were personally invited by Senator Vernon Sykes to testify about H.B. 49, the state’s budget bill, after he and other state legislators attended ASGA’s Legislative Breakfast on this vital topic on Monday, June 5.  READ FULL TESTIMONY HERE


March 15, 2017
Autism Society Greater Akron Stands With Autism Society of America to Oppose Proposed Medicaid Cuts

The Autism Society of Greater Akron stands with the Autism Society of America asking our federal legislators to slow down on proposed Medicaid changes that could hurt our state’s most vulnerable populations, in particular individuals with autism and other intellectual disabilities.  Read more ...


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Media Contacts

Autism Society of Greater Akron
Laurie Cramer, Executive Director
Autism Society of America

Scott Badesch, Chairman and CEO