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.



Developing Relevant Transition IEPs through Backward Planning

09-04-2019 6:30 pm -8:30 pm

Join us to learn how to use backward planning to develop a year-by-year plan for your student to transition from high school to adulthood based on their post-school goals. This session is for parents, caregivers, or professionals working with youth and young adults who have developmental disabilities and/or require significant support. Enjoy networking with light refreshments provided.


Autism Training for Fire & EMS

09-07-2019 9:30 am -11:30 am

For Fire & EMS: Stop.Assess.Support. Autism Training.  Attend to learn how to recognize the characteristics of autism and assess the situation based on behavioral or environmental influences.  Get response and de-escalation techniques, ideas on how to support a person with ASD and hear how special interests can build rapport and trust.


What Do These Scores Mean? Understanding Your Child's Assessments

09-24-2019 6:30 pm -8:30 pm

Learn about the major areas of assessment that students with an autism spectrum disorder might receive as part of their educational or psychological evaluation and how the results drive IEP goals and objectives.