Teen Social Club


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Kick Back with Friends!

2nd and 4th Tuesday Every Month
7:00-8:00 pm  |  Mix of Virtual & In-Person Meetups


After a long day of school, relax and connect with friends in the Teen Social Club!  The middle and high school years are a challenge for everyone, as relationships move from the playground to relationship-based friendships that depend on reading social cues, communication, and emotional reciprocity, all things that can be difficult for someone who lives with autism and other developmental disabilities.  As a result, ASGA offers a Social Club for Teens age 13 to 17 who are looking to make friends and have fun!



You must be a member of the club to receive activity details needed to attend the following:

1/23 - Online Escape Room (Virtual)

2/13 - Valentine's Day Party (In-Person)

2/27 - Online Murder Mystery (Virtual)

3/12 – St. Patrick’s Day Snacks and Crafts (In-Person)

3/26 – Logic Puzzle Night with Wordle, Crosswords, Sudoku & More (Virtual)

4/9 – Yoga and Snacks (In-Person)

4/23 – Pajamas, Snacks and a Movie (Virtual)

5/14 – Last meeting before summer break (In-Person)

**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.

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By being a member of this group, participants will:

  • Reinforce social skills, like turn-taking and showing interest in others’ ideas.
  • Have fun together by participating in social activities through a virtual and in-person format.
  • Interact in a pleasant environment where individuals can share their interests.
  • Respect the differences and similarities between other individuals.
  • Develop friendships that will hopefully continue outside of the Club.

The Club is not considered a therapy group and is not equipped for that purpose. It is only intended to provide an opportunity for connections and fun interactions among individuals of a similar age.  The Teen Social Club is free and limited to 15 participants who have strong verbal abilities. 



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Jaime graduated from Malone University with a BFA where she studied fine arts and psychology. She has a background in Education and has spent the last 6 years teaching art and working directly with students with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Originally from New Jersey, Jaime currently lives in Canton. She was diagnosed as a child with Asperger’s syndrome, (now level 1 Autism) and is passionate about helping teens and young adults on the Autism spectrum develop self advocacy skills and confidence as they transition to adulthood and reach their full potential.



Elisa Clawson


Elise recently graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science in educational leadership and a concentration in family social work and creativity, innovation, and design as well as a minor in art history. She is an Akron native and a lover of art, music, yoga, hiking and plants. Glad to have you as part of the team!





  • Must be 13-17 years old.
  • 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 (because some members are not using video).
  • Please silence all electronics during virtual meetups.
  • This is a closed Club. Anyone who has not registered to be a part of the ASGA Teen Social Club (outside friends, siblings, etc.) is not permitted to participate.
  • If a participant is unwilling to be courteous with others in the Club or refuses to follow the Club guidelines, his/her parents will be notified, and membership in the Club will be suspended.
  • 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.


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


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. 



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About the Autism Society of Greater Akron

The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) is part of a nationwide network of affiliates with the Autism Society of America, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots autism organization. ASGA serves Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties (OH) and works locally to achieve its mission -- to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.

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.  OFN provides opportunities to share ideas, find solutions to common challenges and inspire and strengthen others.

Event Details

Event Start Date 12-31-2024