Summit County - Coffee, Tea & Autism

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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.

 

CONTACT THESE GROUPS HERE

Support Groups

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

Event Start Date 10-02-2020 7:00 pm
Event End Date 10-02-2020 8:30 pm
Location Kent - Panera Bread, Kent Rd in Stow

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

Event Start Date 10-16-2020 7:00 pm
Event End Date 10-16-2020 8:30 pm
Location Kent - Panera Bread, Kent Rd in Stow

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 10-27-2020 10:00 am
Event End Date 10-27-2020 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 11-17-2020 7:00 pm
Event End Date 11-17-2020 8:30 pm

ONGOING - 24/7:  Closed Facebook group for families living with a disability to connect with other families to share successes, needs, information and resources.   All disabilities, ages and abilities are welcome!  This is a constant conversation and we can all support each other by sharing the barriers we find and how we can overcome them. You are not alone on this journey!

JOIN through the REGISTER button below.

Event Start Date 12-31-2020 12:00 pm
Event End Date 12-31-2020 12:00 pm
Location Akron - Autism Society

A fun Social Club for Adults with ASD for ages 18 and over!  Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8:00 pm via virtual Zoom meeting.  A great way to meet new friends!

Event Start Date 12-31-2020 8:00 pm