Celebrate with Us - Summit Metro Parks Become Autism Friendly

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Saturday, June 2 • 10am - 12:30pm
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm • 1828 Smith Road, Akron OH 44313

The Autism Society of Greater Akron and Summit Metro Parks are celebrating!  They are the first to complete ASGA’s Autism Friendly Communities (AFC) program.  The AFC seal will be applied to the Nature Realm’s outer door in a dedication ceremony and families are invited for a free inclusive family event to celebrate.

Families are invited to ...

  • Take a hike
  • Bring a picnic
  • Feed the birds (small bird seed bags provided)
  • Do a scavenger hunt
  • Observe live animals in the Observation Room
  • Make a nature-related craft
  • Enjoy light refreshments on the Seneca Deck

AFC Seal Application Ceremony will take place at 12:00 noon at the front of the Nature Realm Visitors Center.

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About the Autism Friendly Communities Program

ASGA’s Autism Friendly Communities (AFC) program focuses on attitudinal barriers to inclusion, providing information that helps community members overcome biases’ and judgmental responses to misunderstood behaviors, social and communication challenges.  It includes training in recognizing and better understanding the needs of individuals with ASD and their families, reviewing programs and procedures to accommodate potential adaptions, and publicly displaying the organization’s commitment to being a supportive and inclusive place to visit. The AFC program was launched in 2017 when County Executive Ilene Shapiro and County Council passed a resolution declaring the county the first in Ohio to be committed to being “Autism Friendly.”

RSVP Appreciated

An RSVP using the "Register Here" link below is appreciated for planning purposes.



Event Details

Event Start Date 06-02-2018 10:00 am
Event End Date 06-02-2018 12:00 pm
Location F. A. Seiberling Nature Realm
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