Coffee, Tea & Autism - Kent/Stow

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED in an effort to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19.  ASGA will re-evaluate programs for April at the end of March.


Coffee, Tea, and Autism provides an informal forum for discussion and information sharing among anyone impacted by autism.  Facilitators are volunteers who have first-hand knowledge of living the autism journey and have completed their training in active listening skills, group dynamics and accessing resources.

These support groups can … 

  • Connect people with similar experiences
  • Provide new resources, ideas, and suggestions
  • Encourage you throughout your journey
  • Celebrate successes no matter how small
  • Let you know you are not alone
  • Allow understanding with no judgment

Sometimes the best support and information comes from others living the same journey.




Meeting Dates: 1st & 3rd Friday of Every Month
Meeting Time:  7:00pm
Location:  Panera Bread · 4338 Kent Road, Stow OH 44224

Peer Facilitator:  Mary Richards

A little about Mary ... I am Mary Richards. I am a single woman raising an autistic grandchild. I have raised four children to adulthood already. I have worked in audit and finance and am currently working as the Chief Advocate for Tommy. I have experience leading groups of all sizes and ages both through my work history and my volunteer work with Girl Scouts and my church.

Like you, I experience the joys and challenges of raising a special needs child. No two of our children are alike, but we have a similar journey. Tommy is considered on the mild to moderate end of the autism spectrum. I have concerns about his being able to live independently, making friends, being comfortable in the world at large. I want to help him have an enviable life full of confidence and joy.


Event Details

Event Start Date 03-20-2020 7:00 pm
Event End Date 03-20-2020 8:30 pm
Location Kent - Panera Bread, Kent Rd in Stow