October 12, 2021

 

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DOUBLE DOWN 2021 WAS A SUCCESS! 

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This year’s Double Down fundraiser was a great success! Thank you to everyone who supported ASGA through this event. All money raised goes towards our programs and supports like our ICanBike Program, Helpline, support and social groups, and more. Thank you to our Double Down committee, sponsors, and auction donors for making this event impactful.

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INCLUSIVE EVENTS

In the ParkHALLOWEEN IN THE PARK

Thursday, October 21  |  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Trail Lake Park, 605 Ravenna Rd, Streetsboro

ONLY A FEW SLOTS LEFT!  ASGA and Portage Park District are teaming up for  a night of trick-or-treating at Trail Lake Park. Community partners will hand out treats. Information on local resources will be available for parents/caregivers. This event is open to ALL ages and abilities! Registration is free but required to hold your spot.    

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ASGA UPCOMING PROGRAMS

NH Halloween Activity boxHALLOWEEN FUN KIT

Deadline to Order: 10/15

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Have a SPOOK-tacular time making festive crafts, playing games, and opening Halloween goodies in the safety of your home! Enjoy a variety of activities without the research, planning, and shopping for materials…everything you will need is in the kit and delivered to your door for $25 (includes shipping)!

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LET’S GET ORGANIZED! EXECUTIVELets Get Organized Webinar
FUNCTIONING SKILLS AND AUTISM WEBINAR

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 |  7 - 8:30 PM | Zoom 

Is your child always late? Is their room messy? Do they have a difficult time keeping track of their things? Is this normal child behavior or executive functioning deficits? Hear Dr. Catanese from Total Education Solutions explain how to identify executive functioning problems and ways individuals with autism can develop organizational and planning skills. 

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Thank you to Total Education Solutions for teaching this webinar!

SOCIAL CLUBS & SUPPORT GROUPS
ONLINE SOCIAL CLUBS FOR TEENS & ADULTS 

They're back! Have fun participating in social activities, sharing interests, and meeting new people through an online format. Group is open and free, registration is required. 

  • Teens (Age 13-17) meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday,7 - 8 PM. LEARN MORE

  • Adults (Age 18+) meet every Wednesday, 7 - 8 PM. LEARN MORE


COFF2015 CTA LogoEE, TEA & AUTISM SUPPORT GROUPS - NOW IN PERSON!

SUMMIT COUNTY CTA October 15
Time: 7 PM
Location: Panera Bread in Stow (4338 Kent Road, Stow OH 44224)
Facilitator: Mary Richards LEARN MORE

PORTAGE COUNTY CTA - October 26
Time: 10 AM
Location: Carlin Room at Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna (167 E Main St, Ravenna, OH 44266) 
Facilitator:  Trina Bullard LEARN MORE

 

Join our closed online Facebook Coffee, Tea & Autism Group HERE!

IN OTHER NEWS

COLLEGE FOR LIVING PROGRAM - The COLLEGE FOR LIVING gives opportunities throughout the year for individuals with developmental disabilities to take part in and explore the many local resources available in the community. Funded through Summit DD, this program offers citizens with disabilities a wide variety of activities to socialize, explore hobbies, or discover new interests. As the primary force in the community dedicated to inclusion, Summit DD believes that communities are stronger when they include everyone – with or without a disability.

PARENT INPUT NEEDED - On Monday, October 18th from 8a – 12p, the Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Exceptional Children will host a virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams to present explanations of identified indicators that are of most interest to parents.
Contact Megan Flowers, (614) 752-6622 | (877) 644-6338, Megan.Flowers@education.ohio.gov or Rebecca Baum (614) 981-8978, Rebecca.Baum@education.ohio.gov with any questions.

 

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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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