Social Club II for Adults with ASD


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SOCIAL CLUB II for Adults with ASD

2nd and 4th Wednesday each month starting February 10, 2021
7:00-8:00 pm  |  Zoom Meeting

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ASGA had such a great response to our first Social Club for adults with ASD that we decided to start a second group!  The Socal Club II is for ages 18 and over and offers a way for you to connect and make friends with other adults with ASD to share interests and life’s challenges.  The Social Club II is designed for individuals who can take turns and participate in small group settings with a reliable form of language and an age-appropriate cognitive level.



  • Discuss topics that are important to you---employment, making friends, housing, movies, hobbies, dating, and more.
  • Light and informal atmosphere, so be prepared to meet new friends!



Tess Gladstone is currently a graduate student pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology. She loves being a therapist and a researcher. Born and raised in Cleveland, she remains an avid Cleveland sports fan. Living on the east coast for several years, she also has an appreciation for New Haven style Apizza- mashed potatoes on a pizza which she says you should try! Outside of working hours you are most likely to find her running outside, reading a mystery or historical fiction novel, binging Hulu, playing with her nieces/nephew, or drinking a hot chocolate.

Zachary Strickler works at Kent State University in the Student Accessibility Services office. His education is in rehabilitation counseling. He has ASD in the form of Asperger's. This gives him an insight into the disability through a personal and professional light. He also likes many nerdy activities like D&D and wood working.


  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Respect the other members in the group. Listen to their ideas and allow them to finish talking before you begin.
  • Different opinions or interests are OK. We are all entitled to our own point of view.
  • What is said in club meetings, stays in the club!
  • Respect everyone’s physical or mental differences.
  • Please identify yourself every time you speak as some members are not using video.
  • Please silence all electronics.
  • Make new friends and have fun!

NOTE: Participants must live in one of the five counties in ASGA's service territory: Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, or Wayne.


  • Club meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month at 7:00 pm via virtual Zoom Meeting.
  • Zoom meeting invite will be emailed to participates 2 days prior to each meeting.
  • An electronic device equipped with a microphone and camera are required to participate using the Zoom platform. Turning the camera on when the club meets is optional.


Participants already registered for the Social Club currently meeting the 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month do not need to register for this club.

Space is limited to 15 participants, so REGISTER HERE today.  We look forward to having you!

NOTE:  Should the club reach the maximum participants after you register, you will be notified and a facilitator will discuss available options.


If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Wendy Cline, LSW and ASGA Support Specialist via email here or via phone at 330.940.1441 ext 1. 


We thank the Ronald L. Stiles Fund of Akron Community Foundation for their support of this program!

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Event Details

Event Start Date 12-31-2021 8:00 pm