March 9, 2021

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3/9/2021

 Toddler
THRIVING WITH AUTISM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
For Parents/Guardians of Ages Birth to Five
Tuesday, March 16 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 
 Online Discussion

Every parent and child has to navigate through different stages of life. From birth to adulthood and on, there are many questions that arise and finding meaningful answers can be helpful for ALL life journeys. Register for our online discussion with Barb Sapharas from The Ohio State University Nisonger Center as she provides guidance on developing a plan for your child based on questions from the Early Childhood Guide.

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Internet Safety

INTERNET SAFETY:
Dealing with Online Friendships, Dating and Other Interactions 
on Social Media
Monday, March 22 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Zoom 

The internet is a useful tool that has simplified the way we communicate, as well as a fun source of entertainment. However, individuals with autism or other developmental disabilities can have difficulty understanding the dangers of online socialization and entertainment. Hear Dr. TJ Nestheide and Amanda Tipkemper, M.Ed. talk about appropriate online behavior, which information is safe to share on the internet, and how to discern who is an internet friend and who is not.

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Sleep Autism
WIDE AWAKE: Autism & Sleep Challenges
Monday, March 29 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm | Zoom 

Does your child have difficulty falling asleep? Do they have trouble staying asleep?  We want to help! Hear Dr. Carrie Cuffman from Cleveland Clinic Children’s talk about what might be causing your child's sleep challenges and ways to deal with it. 

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Sleep Autism

NEW  FORMING A POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH
YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS GRANDCHILD
Wednesday, March 31 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Zoom 

The birth of a special needs grandchild puts a whole different light on grandparenting. How do I interact with my grandchild? Why do they act that way? Can I make an impact on their lives? Join Jocelyn Eskenazi, BCaBA, and other grandparents just like yourself who are navigating life with a special needs grandchild. We’ll be discussing ways to form a positive relationship with your grandchild so that the entire family unit benefits.

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TEEN SOCIAL CLUB - ACCEPTING NEW PARTICIPANTS!

Making friends in middle and high school can be a challenge for everyone, especially individuals living with autism and other developmental disabilities. ASGA has created a safe space for your children, age 13 to 17, to connect with peers and have fun! JOIN THE TEEN SOCIAL CLUB.


COFFEE, TEA & AUTISM
 
Join our Facebook group or come to one of the online or in-person Coffee, Tea & Autism meetings!

Ravenna – 10AM with Facilitator: Trina Bullard
MAR 23, APR 27 - ZOOM - REGISTER

Kent/Stow – 7PM with Facilitator: Mary Richards 
MAR 19, APR 2 - Location: Panera Bread · 4338 Kent Road, Stow OH 44224

Facebook Group - JOIN

IN OTHER NEWS

SUMMIT COUNTY RENT HELP - Summit County Cares is NOW accepting applications for rent, mortgage, and utility assistance. APPLY NOW!

COMPENSATED STUDY
- The Department of Psychology at TCU is conducting research to learn more about the experiences of Black parents raising children with autism. 

SUPPORT GROUP - "Sharing Solutions Online I/DD Support Group For Families, Caregivers, & Professionals" PRESENTS: Relationships, Dating, And Sexuality For People With I/DD: Breaking Through The Stigma And Silence.

DISABILITY MINISTRY - Cornerstone Church will be holding an online chat Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 12 PM on creating a church network for the special needs ministry. 

ONLINE WEBINAR - Julie Billiart Schools are offering a free virtual Kindergarten Readiness webinar series for providers, parents, educators, and community partners. 

 

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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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