June 23, 2021


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According to Spectrum News, a recent international study
revealed that nearly 70% of autistic respondents identify as
non-heterosexual, which is more than double in the neuro-typical population.



                                        ASGA PROGRAMS


 Wednesday, July 7  |  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  |  Zoom

Are you considering a specialized autism school for your child?  Hear Angela Cheadler from the Ohio Department of Education talk about the Jon Peterson and Ohio Autism Scholarship Funding. Learn who is eligible, services covered, how to apply, the role of the parent versus the school district, and get your questions answered.

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Thursday, June 24 | 7 – 8:30 PM | Zoom 
Mealtime can be challenging for individuals with autism! Hear Dr. Cara Cuddy explain some causes of food aversions/restrictions, identify conditions that may accompany a feeding disorder, provide problem-solving skills to address picky eating habits, and help parents/caregivers understand when to call a specialist. REGISTER HERE

YARD SIGNS FOR SALE - Grab an Autism Acceptance yard sign for $10 to show your support for the autism community and ASGA! Email info@autismakron.org for more information or to arrange a pickup!

HOUSING WEBINAR RECAP - A huge Thank You to Jacquie Owens from Summit DD for assisting us in identifying the general housing options available for adults with disabilities in the Akron area and the customary routes of paying rent for each option. Download the resources and View Webinar HERE



Thank you to everyone who participated in the 54-Day Challenge and/or attended the Resource Fair and Family Fun Day! It felt so good to see everyone in-person again for the first time in over a year!

Because of you we were able to raise nearly $74,000 to support individuals with autism and their families through our services, programs, and inclusive events!

 Resource Fair 2021
A special thank you to the vendors that attended the event, Imagino's Productions, Time to Party, the 501st Legion, the RubberDucks, Lock 3, The Beach Boyz Entertainment, and all of our volunteers that helped throughout the day! 

Congrats to the top five fundraising teams

1. Team Super Matthew - $6,000
2. Andrew's Heroes - $4,390
3. Team Alena - $4,343
4. Team Jet - $2,875
5. Philip's Fans - $2,804

Congrats to the Challenge winners:

1. Corporate Team that logged most miles - Lucky Buckeyes
2. Family and Friends Team that logged most miles - Team Zy Guy
3. Service Provider that logged the most miles - BlueSprig
4. Corporate Team that logged most time - Verizon
5. Family and Friends Team that logged most time - Cheng Family

If you still want to donate to Step Into Autism, you can!


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                           OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT ASGA
5K ON THE RUNWAY - July 10 - Run on the Akron-Canton Airport runway Saturday, July 10 
at either 7:30 or 9:30 AM to benefit ASGA! THANK YOU Akron-Canton Airport for your support! REGISTER HERE! 
                                       COMMUNITY EVENTS

ALL ABILITIES CAMP - FREE all-abilities camp at Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy on
July 9 & 10, 2021. 

FREE TENNIS CAMP - Adaptive and wheelchair tennis camp, Thursday July 8 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM and from 2 - 3:30 PM at the Towpath Tennis Center. 

TRANSPORTATION SURVEY - The Government Resource Center, with support from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, is surveying Ohioans with disabilities on transportation service providers who serve Ohioans with disabilities. 


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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 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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