News and Happenings

    ASGA PROGRAMS
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Fishing & S'mores
Friday, September 9  |  6:00-8:00 PM
Wingfoot Lake State Park
 
Enjoy fishing or want to give it a try? Join ASGA and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for an evening of fishing followed by s'mores around the fire.  Fishing gear and bait provided along with volunteers to assist. Cost is $25 per family. Space limited.  LEARN MORE & REGISTER
 

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LEGO Club
Six week Session  |  Saturdays Starting Sept 10  |  10:00-11:00 AM
Christ Community Chapel
 
Registration Closes Soon for LEGO Club for individuals with developmental disabilities, ages 7-13. Attendees build projects based on a theme, present/describe their construction to the group, use listening/commenting skills while others present their creations, all while having fun! Space limited.  LEARN MORE & REGISTER 
ON-DEMAND EDUCATIONAL WEBINARS

Natalie Hale is mother of a neurotypical daughter and a son with Down Syndrome and author of Oh, Brother!: Growing Up with a Special Needs Sibling. She discusses the joys and challenges of raising neurotypical children with a sibling with disabilities.  VIEW WEBINAR HERE

 

WEBINAR Natalie Hale

SUPPORT GROUPS

Informal support groups provide time for discussion and information sharing for anyone impacted by Autism.

VIEW ALL SUPPORT GROUPS HERE

SUMMIT COUNTY: Meets Friday, September 2 from 7-8 PM 
Stow Panera, Kent Road
 LEARN MOREPORTAGE COUNTY: Meets September
27 from 10-11 AM
Reed Memorial Library
 LEARN MORE

GRANDPARENTS:  Meet on Monday, Sept 12 from 7-8 PM via Zoom
Topic: Overprotecting Your Grandchild—What’s a Grandparent to Do?
LEARN MORE and REGISTER

Facebook Support Group for parents and caregivers JOIN HERE!

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Read the August IssueSpecial Needs Living Akron/Canton Magazine

FREE Admission to the Akron Zoo for Summit County Residents. Sept. 1 - 30.  Reserve tickets here.

Read the latest edition of the LiveSpecial.com Magazine

US Autism Association’s Worldwide Watch Party, September 9-10, 2022. Free 36 hour access to the world's largest autism-focused streaming library with world-renowned experts. Something for everyone: self-advocates, individuals on the autism spectrum, parents, educators, and professionals. Registration required here.

New program at Akron-Canton Airport.  CAK has launched a new program to make the airport more accommodating for travelers with hidden disabilities.  LEARN MORE about the Sunflower Program.

WAYS TO GIVE! 

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United Way Workplace Giving Campaign

Pledge a "set it and forget it" gift that is automatically deducted from each paycheck. Sign up during United Way campaign season. Campaign seasons vary per local office, but generally run from mid-August to mid-February. Ask your employer about how to participant. Learn more HERE.

 

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About the Autism Society of Greater Akron

The Autism Society of Greater Akron's (ASGA) mission is to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully. ASGA serves Summit, Medina, Portage, Wayne, and Stark county communities.

ASGA is also 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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