TAKE A BREAK ON ASGA IN 2021!
The Autism Society of Greater Akron is happy to continue the Take A Break on ASGA program in 2021!
During these uncertain times, we believe more than ever that our mission remains critical to our community. We are working hard to provide support TODAY and have realigned our priorities and budget to be responsive to the needs we are hearing from individuals and families living with autism.
Parent(s)/guardians (including foster parents) who are primary caregivers for children with autism (of any age) are eligible for the program. Fill out the form below, or DOWNLOAD IT HERE and mail to ASGA for processing. You can also scan and email it to ASGA HERE.
Parents/Guardians are responsible for choosing and vetting their own caregiver. ASGA does not have a list of caregivers. At this time, several agencies providing waiver services have shut down. Your County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DD Board) Services and Support Administrator (SSA) may be able to connect you to caregivers willing to help. Call your DD Board and SSA for more information.
If you need help, call our Help Desk at 330-940-1441 x1. Other caregiver ideas may be your neighbor, teacher, relative, teacher’s aides or others in your circle of support (must be 18 or over). Choose carefully so you are comfortable.
After the respite care is provided, please mail the signed RESPITE CARE PROVIDER FORM HERE confirming services to ASGA for reimbursement (within 30 days). Checks are mailed directly to respite care providers NOT to the family receiving respite. The completed form can be mailed to ASGA at 580 Grant Street, Akron OH 44311 or scanned and emailed to ASGA HERE. Please call our Help Desk at 330.940.1441 ext 1 if you have any questions.