ASGA events and fundraisers bring the Greater Akron autism community together for education, networking, and fun. Events range from the Annual Autism Summit Conference to sensory-friendly days with community partners to our largest annual fundraiser, the Autism 5k Run & Walk. Events and fundraisers offer families, caregivers, educators, other professionals, and individuals with autism a safe, comfortable place to be a part of the community and support ASGA's programs and services. Money raised for ASGA stays local to support those affected by autism in Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties.

Autism Perspectives Series: The Transition Years


Growing Up with Autism


Monday, April 22  •  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Akron Library - Main Branch • 60 S High Street, Akron
Two Ways to Attend:  In-Person and Via Zoom

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ASGA is excited to offer a Special Topics Series featuring individuals sharing with you their lived experiences. Join us for these engaging, informal chats…


ASGA’s Senior Director of Programs, Lisa Thompson, will share her experience with her son, Jordan, on his journey from age 14 to 22.  The path involved navigating challenging behaviors, completing the backwards planning process, leaving academics behind to pursue the functional curriculum, and preparing for integrated community employment. Lisa will host this conversation to provide families with ideas of what they can expect or request during the transition years.



Registration is required to participate.  The event will be held in-person with an option to join via zoom.  You will be asked which way you wish to attend during the registration process.



If you have questions or need additional assistance, contact Theresa Maier, ASGA Support Specialist via email here or by phone at 330-940-1441 ext 1. 

Event Details

Event Start Date 04-22-2024 6:30 pm
Event End Date 04-22-2024 7:30 pm
Location Akron Library - Main Branch
We are no longer accepting registration for this event