June 1, 2021


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ACTION ALERT! Call your State Senator today! We stand with the Ohio HCBS Coalition urging the Ohio Senate to include increases for providers who critically support older adults and people with disabilities. Including a 5% increase each year of the biennium will bring stability to the foundation of the Home and Community Based System, reduce workforce turnover & decrease individuals' risk for institutionalization, greatly benefiting both providers and HCBS consumers. Look up your Senator HERE#BetterAtHome READ MORE AND TAKE ACTION!

                                      ASGA PROGRAMS

LEGO Club (AGES 7-12) - Saturdays, 10 - 11 AM starting June 12This 6 week online club is open to any child with a developmental disability. They must have good verbal skills and building capabilities. The group is facilitated by a student with a focus in special education and autism spectrum disorders. Cost is $30 with limited scholarships available. Space is limited, RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE!

TAKE A BREAK - Parents and caregivers need to have time for themselves! Families can apply for a $35 gift card to Giant Eagle or Walmart, and/or Respite Care (three hours) from a provider of your choice. LEARN MORE HERE

COFFEE, TEA & AUTISM WE ARE ON SUMMER BREAK! You can join ASGA's closed Facebook group for all disability needs, information and resources. All ages and abilities are welcome! JOIN FACEBOOK GROUP CTA meetings will resume this fall!



Saturday, June 19, 10 AM - 1 PM
Lock 3 Park, 200 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308

Take a quick 3 question COVID safety survey to help us plan for the event!  TAKE THE SURVEY

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10 AM - Event opens
10:30 AM - Dance party
11:30 AM - Team parade (Wear team t-shirt, make a sign, and walk TOGETHER!)

12 PM - Challenge awards  

You DO NOT have to participate in the Challenge to come to the Resource Fair! Learn more about our fun characters, vendors, activities, and event logistics HERE!



                              STEP INTO AUTISM 54-DAY CHALLENGE

TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO BE GUARANTEED A T-SHIRT AND CAR STICKER! You must register tonight BEFORE midnight to receive Challenge items! 

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We have raised over $67,000! We could not have done it without YOU! If you haven't registered yet, there is still time!

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                         OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT ASGA

- TONIGHT!! Support Paulie's Posse by stopping at their Chipotle fundraiser, Tuesday, June 1, between 4 - 8 PM! Bring in this flyer to the restaurant or order on the Chipotle website or app by using Code: 66QYZ6K at checkout. 

 - NOW - June 12 - The Rusted Iron Motorcycle Club Medina raffle supports ASGA! Tickets are $10 and the $500, $300, and $200 prizes will be drawn June 12! Email 
rustediron19@gmail.com for more information and to purchase tickets. THANK YOU Rusted Iron Motorcycle Club for your support! SEE FLYER.

5K ON THE RUNWAY - July 10 - Run the runway of Akron-Canton Airport on Saturday, July 10 at either 7:30 or 9:30 AM to benefit ASGA and the MAPS Air Museum! REGISTER HERE! THANK YOU Akron-Canton Airport for your support! 

                                  COMMUNITY EVENTS

- Take this transportation access for Ohioans with disabilities survey!

SPECIAL ED LEGAL CLINIC - Open every second Saturday of the month from 8:30 AM - 12 PM at the offices of Albeit Weiker, LLP, 262 South 3rd Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

COMPENSATED AUTISM STUDY - Case Western is conducting a study for individuals with children diagnosed with ASD, ages 6-18. 


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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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