October 8, 2020

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Wednesdays, October 14, 21, and 28  •  1pm to 3pm •  ZOOM 

The Growing Family Resilience series helps parents, families and caregivers explore the causes of trauma and stress in their lives.  It provides strategies for enhancing self-care and relationships with others. Join us on this journey to be more present and face life's challenges in a calmer, regulated state.


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Thursdays at 6:30 PM (NEW TIME)  |  Oct 15  - Nov 19 

Calling all middle school students! ASGA has created a social skills group that will focus on creating tools for students to interact with their peers in an engaging way. The group will role-play, play interactive games, and learn conversation starters to use in every-day scenarios. The cost is $180 for six, one-hour sessions, a $450 value. There are a few more spots open, so be sure to register TODAY!

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

ASGA and our Autism Friendly Partner, Portage Park District are joining forces for a pop-in event at Seneca Ponds Park! Come join us for tree and leaf rubbings and get a FREE hands-on activity to take home. You must register for this event in order to maintain safety in the park. You also get a FREE information guide to help you explore the trees.  

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

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Direct Support Professionals (DSP) play a crucial part in the lives of individuals with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). They give direct care and support those with I/DD to lead a self-directed life and contribute to the community to the fullest extent possible. ASGA has been asked many times to provide training to DSP’s on “autism.” 

We heard you and developed a pilot online training program that addresses some of the common questions we are asked.

•  I don’t understand why he does that…Sometimes she acts like she doesn’t hear me.

•  How can I help my clients, help themselves better?

•  I really want to find a connection, but sometimes it’s hard.

•  I want to learn more about autism!

If you are a DSP, this training is for you! 

More details coming, but you can email ASGA if you would like to receive information on this training as soon as it is available!

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
Wendy for link)

Online Facebook Group - JOIN 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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