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.

ASGA Family Inclusive Polar Express Train Ride


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ASGA Family Inclusive Polar Express Train Ride

Sponsored by:

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NIGHT Excursion
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DAY Excursion
Saturday, December 8, 2018 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Board Train at Rockside Station • 7900 Old Rockside Road, Independence OH

We hope to do it again with more dates in 2019!


silver solarium carThe Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) is pleased to partner with the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) to provide a family inclusive Polar Express train ride for individuals with all different abilities and their families.


Pajama clad families will enjoy an autism-friendly "premium" atmosphere in the Silver Solarium Dome car.  This specially designed car has a common area with open seating where the Polar Express movie will be shown (instead of being read).  It also has a dome area with tables and booth style seating so you can enjoy cookies and hot chocolate (much easier to hold on to your cup). 

This car serves as the caboose for the Polar Express Train Ride, so the car has no additional passenger traffic and is exclusive to ASGA families.  In case anyone feels they need a break, there will be a quiet room aboard as well.

Special elves provide activities for families to enjoy and of course, there is a trip to the “North Pole” village and a visit from Santa.  Each rider receives a Polar Express commemorative item and we hope all hear the sound of the bell ringing, as it does for all who truly believe! 


Reduced ticket pricing made possible in part by a grant from the Hussman Foundation, sponsorship by Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital and ASGA fundraising efforts.

Night Excursion Discounted Price - $55 per person (Regularly $90 value)

Day Excursion Discouted Price - $35 per person (Regularly $60 value) 

Space is limited on both excursions to just 24 riders!

Don't miss out, buy your tickets today!



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Event Details

Event Start Date 12-08-2018 10:00 am
Event End Date 12-08-2018 12:00 pm
Capacity 1
Available spots 0
Location Rockside Station
We are no longer accepting registration for this event