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.

Coffee, Tea & Autism - North Canton

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Coffee, Tea and Autism provides an informal forum for discussion and information sharing among anyone impacted by autism.  Facilitators are volunteers who have first-hand knowledge of living the autism journey and have completed their training in active listening skills, group dynamics and accessing resources.

These support groups can … 

  • Connect people with similar experiences
  • Provide new resources, ideas and suggestions
  • Encourage you throughout your journey
  • Celebrate successes no matter how small
  • Let you know you are not alone
  • Allow understanding with no judgement

Sometimes the best support and information comes from others living the same journey.




Meeting Dates:  2nd Monday of Every Month
Meeting Time:  7:00pm
Location:  North Canton Library · 185 N. Main Street, North Canton OH 44720

Peer Facilitator:  Lisa Hardman

A little bit about Lisa ... My name is Lisa Hardman, I live with my husband and our four children – we are a blended family!  I have two sons who are 21 and 17; my husband has 11 year old twins, a boy and a girl.  My oldest son has Asperger’s Syndrome, diagnosed at 8 years old.  He has worked hard to overcome challenges and is set to get his Associates degree in graphic design from Stark State this December!  My younger son is a senior in high school and he loves muscle cars and music.  The twins are entering 6th grade; she rides horses and he does BMX racing.  We also have a dog, 3 cats, a snake and a bearded dragon!   It’s never dull at our house!   I am very honored and pleased to have the opportunity to interact with, and share experiences with other family members and friends whose lives have been touched by someone on the autism spectrum.


Event Details

Event Start Date 08-14-2017 7:00 pm
Event End Date 08-14-2017 8:00 pm
Panera Bread on The Strip
6543 Strip Ave NW, North Canton, OH 44720, USA
Panera Bread on The Strip