Summit County - Coffee, Tea & Autism


Meeting Date:  1st Saturday Every Month - The Jan 6 Meeting is Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather. Next Mtg Feb 3
Meeting Time:  11:00am - 12:30pm
Location:  Northwest Branch Akron Library Community Room · 1720 Shatto Avenue, Akron, OH 44313

Peer Facilitator:  April Stephens

A little bit about April - April Stephens is the mother of a young son with Autism. She is her son’s primary advocate in all areas of his life. She has attended many Autism conferences, has an Autism book library at home, and found medical professionals that specialize in special needs children to help her son’s various medical challenges.  She believes the impact of Autism can be addressed with a variety of therapies.   In addition to having a strong faith, she attributes the improvement with her own son to various therapies including biomedical treatments, special diets, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, hippo therapy (horse-riding), social-skills training, swimming therapy, art therapy, music therapy, and nutritional supplements.  She is honored to meet the families and friends affected by Autism. Her desire is to help them through the journey by having a forum to discuss their needs and sharing resources with them. In her spare time she enjoys reading, performing and writing songs.



Support Groups

Informal support group in Ravenna that provides a time for discussion and information sharing among anyone impacted by autism.   This support group is currently being held via Zoom meetups.  Contact Wendy Cline HERE to receive link.

Event Start Date 03-28-2023 10:00 am
Event End Date 03-28-2023 11:30 am

A discussion for grandparents wanting to learn more about autism spectrum disorders, how to help their children and interact with their grandchildren.  Registration is required to participate in this virtual meeting via Zoom.

Event Start Date 03-30-2023 7:00 pm
Event End Date 03-30-2023 8:00 pm

Informal support group in Kent/Stow providing time for discussion and information sharing among anyone impacted by autism.

Event Start Date 04-13-2023 7:00 pm
Event End Date 04-13-2023 8:30 pm
Location Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library