News Week of June 8

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News Week of June 8, 2020

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Register today for ASGA’s Step Into Autism virtual walk. Participate by fundraising, donating, or purchasing an event shirt or autism awareness item from The Store.

Walk anywhere, anytime, from June 13 – 27, and support the Autism Society of Greater Akron’s programs and events throughout the year. Share it on social media #StepIntoAutism!

Boom! You’ve just given a family:

•  A newly diagnosed kit to guide their journey
•  Swim lessons to help their child learn water safety
•  Connections to other families for support
•  An advocate to help them live their best life!

register here



summit 2016Have a Successful Summer: Helping your smart but scattered child learn how to set and accomplish goals 

WED, JUNE 10  |  7:00 PM  |  ZOOM Webinar

Loses train of thought a well as cell phone, shoes, and homework. Freezes up when asked to do something or has trouble remembering directions repeated several times.

Sound like your child?  They could have trouble with executive functioning skills. 

Sarah Groves, M.Ed. from Akron Children's Hospital explains executive functioning deficits, why they can make it difficult to start tasks and accomplish goals, and gives strategies to foster executive functioning during the summer.

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Peer-to-Peer Support GroupsGOATS & SHEEP & PIGS - OH MY! 

Did you know pigs might be smarter than a 3-5 year old child? Learn fun facts about sheep, goats, horses, chickens and pigs from our friends at Catalyst Farm Therapies. Make a craft, do a puzzle and send a letter to the animals to get a reply. Explore the farm!

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storytime readTAKE-A-BREAK ON ASGA

Addresses emergency needs of families with funding for respite support and a gift card to Giant Eagle or Walmart. Since its launch on Mar 27, this program has served over 250 families in all 5 of our counties (Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne). If you need respite or food support, please let us know!

 apply here


BITESIZE DISCUSSIONS on creating daily routines, parenting during COVID, special education, STABLE accounts, and more. 

SUPPORT GROUP - ASGA's Coffee, Tea & Autism Online Facebook Group invites you to meet Outreach Specialist, Wendy Cline, as she offers up to date and reliable resources, great tips and tricks and pleasant conversation to help us all survive the quarantine life! If you are not a member, make sure to join NOW!

Department of Developmental Disabilities GUIDANCE ON:
Waiver Visitation  |  ICF Visitation  |  Day Camps and Residential Camps
Medication Administration  |  Rescinded Guidance: Non-Medical Transportation

DSP TRAINING available free for direct support professionals, and anyone who supports people with developmental disabilities.


Six Interactive SUMMER CAMPS offered by Total Education Solutions

JUNE 11-16:  MILESTONES CONFERENCE is Virtual plus extended access to information until August 31!

SUMMER 2020 VIRTUAL RESOURCE FAIR FACEBOOK GROUP hosted by Connecting for Kids with access to information thru SEPT 3

Summer  EQUESTRIAN and ART PROGRAMS at Pegasus Farms


Participants needed for the following research studies.  Click on links for details.

Parents levels of stress and perceptions of child well-being during the COVID-19 epidemic - The purpose of the study is to understand, describe, and report changed family dynamics and the status of the children with autism during the Covid-19 crisis.

Neurodiversity & Participation in the Decision-Making Process - The survey asks adults 18 and older with autism about their experience participating in public events and decision-making processes.

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About the Autism Society of Greater Akron

The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) is one of more than 80 affiliates nationwide that are part of the Autism Society of America, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots autism organization. ASGA serves Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage, and Medina counties. ASGA works locally to achieve its mission to improve the lives of all affected by autism.

ASGA is a proud member of the Ohio Family Network (OFN), connecting people with disabilities and their families to local information and resources within their communities.  We believe OFN provides opportunities to share ideas, find solutions to common challenges and inspire and strengthen each other.



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