October 22, 2020

The silent Auction is NOW OPEN

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Saturday, October 24, 2020  •  10:00am to 12:00pm  
Seneca Ponds Park  •  515 Mondial Parkway, Streetsboro

COMING THIS SATURDAY! Join our Autism Friendly Partner, Portage Park District for some fall family fun! You will learn about the trees and leaves native to Seneca Ponds Park! Take a self-guided exploration, reserve a time slot to borrow materials to do leaf and bark rubbings, and get a tree field guide and a FREE hands-on activity to take home! 

Thank you United Way Portage County and Portage County Foundation for your support!

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 Thursdays-Nov 5 & Nov 12 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Zoom 

Join us for this two-part series with Barbara Sapharas as we learn about the Charting the LifeCourse Framework. It was created by families to help individuals and families of all abilities and ages to:

· Develop a vision for a good life;
· Think about what they need to know and do;
· Identify how to find or develop supports;
· Discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live.

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Direct Support Professionals (DSP) play an important role in the lives of individuals with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). DSP's give direct care and support those individuals to lead a self-directed life and contribute to the community to the fullest extent possible. Many times ASGA has been asked to provide training for DSP’s on “autism.” We have listened and developed a program with your questions in mind!


Peer-to-Peer Support Groups                 COFFEE, TEA & AUTISM 

Are you interested in meeting people who have also been impacted by autism? Join our online Facebook group or come to one of the Coffee, Tea & Autism meetings in your county!

 What parents are saying:

“The CTA group has been completely invaluable to me. I have learned so much. When our son was first diagnosed, I immediately searched to connect with others. The CTA group was a God-send…I’ve built friendships, learned about resources, and I now know that I am not alone. I still continue to attend even though it’s been 4 years since our son’s diagnosis.”

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Upcoming Meetings: 

Kent/Stow - Facilitated by Mary Richards, Friday, Oct 16 and Nov 6 at 7:00 PM Panera Bread in Stow

Ravenna - Facilitated by Trina Bullard, Tuesday, Oct 27 at 10:00 AM via Zoom
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Online Facebook Group - JOIN HERE

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Shulan’s Fairlawn Jewelers is donating proceeds from the sale of batteries to ASGA! Stop into today for a battery for your watch, clock, jewelry box, and other fine items. If you need a new battery for ANY of your jewelery, this is a good time to get it! Thank you Shulan's for supporting ASGA! 

Visit Shulan's Fairlawn Jewelers website HERE!


SCHOOL UPDATE FROM DOE: Schools can prioritize reopening for students with disabilities.

AMAZONSMILE DONATIONS: Increase donations to ASGA on Prime Day. 
QUESTIONARE: University of Notre Dame Supporting Parent-Adolescent Relationships and Communication (ND-SPARC) Project.

VIRTUAL YOGA CLASS: Monthly, 45-minute Zoom class.

COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDE:Cleveland Clinic's Covid-19 safety guide for your home. 


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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