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.
5-day camp teaching individuals age 8 and older of all different abilities how to ride a bicycle independently!
“Swimming with Autism”, a 10-week water safety program created by the Autism Society of Greater Akron in partnership with the Greater Akron YMCA that launched in September of 2017. Participants are taught one on one by a qualified instructor with the focus being water safety along with adapted, appropriate swimming skills specific to the participant.
Informal support group in Kent that provides a time for discussion and information sharing among anyone impacted by autism.
Informal support group in Ravenna that provides a time for discussion and information sharing among anyone impacted by autism.
A discussion for grandparents wanting to learn more about autism spectrum disorders, how to help their children and interact with their grandchildren. Registration is appreciated for planning purposes.
Everyone deserves the opportunity to experience everything our community has to offer - including the arts. Join us for an Inclusive Performance with Tuesday Musical and the October Octets.
Informal support group in Medina that provides a time for discussion and information sharing among anyone impacted by autism.
Double Down for autism at ASGA's third annual casino night benefit! This year’s Double Down Casino Night will feature dinner, a cash bar, Silent Auction, Prize Raffles, 50/50, live auction and casino games, with a goal of over $45,000 raised for ASGA’s programs by the end of the night.
Challenging behaviors? Aggressive behaviors? Melt downs? How do we manage them? Learn tips and techniques for avoiding and de-escalating behaviors at home. The upcoming downtime over the holidays could present some challenges, so be prepared! Registration for this workshop is required.
Children with autism and other disabilities are simultaneously endearing, lovable, worrisome, and challenging. Psychologist, author, and parent Robert Naseef, Ph.D., will use his personal and professional experiences to explore the emotional and developmental challenges we all face with ourselves and our children.