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Ages 10-13 | Thursdays at 4:00 PM |Oct 8 - Nov 12
Ages 14-18 | Tuesdays at 4:00 PM | Oct 8 - Nov 17

ASGA has created a social skills group with your middle and high school kids in mind! Groups will focus on creating tools for students to interact with their peers in a fun and exciting way! The group will perform role-playing exercises, play interactive games, and engage in themed conversation starters to increase communication skills. The cost is $180 for six, one-hour session, valued at $450. There is limited space, so be sure to register TODAY!

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

Did you know that stress can lower your immune system? In the midst of a pandemic and with flu season approaching, this is a major concern! The Growing Family Resilience series will assist parents, families and caregivers to explore the causes of trauma and toxic stress in their lives while providing strategies and ways to cope. Learn how to become more present, centering yourself to deal with the stress and anxiety of the day-to-day in a healthy, positive way.

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

ASGA is teaming up again with our Autism Friendly Partner, Portage Park District for a pop-in event at Seneca Ponds Park. Borrow materials from the park to do tree and leaf rubbings and get a FREE hands-on activity to take home.  To maintain safety in the park, registration is required for this self-guided tour. You get a FREE information guide to help you explore trees native to Ohio.  Enjoy! 

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

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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). They provide direct care and support to assist individuals with I/DD to lead a self-directed life and contribute to the community to the fullest extent possible. The Autism Society of Greater Akron 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: 

Ravenna - Facilitated by Trina Bullard, Tuesday, Sept 27 at 10:00 AM via Zoom
Wendy for link)

Kent/Stow - Facilitated by Mary Richards, Friday, Oct 2 and Oct 16 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


It’s United Way Giving Season! Please consider writing ASGA onto your UW form manually. It’s easy! Just look for the write-in section on the form and we receive the donations directly from UW. Thank you!





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

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

RESEARCH STUDY: The Jaswal Lab at the University of Virginia is conducting a survey on perceptions of labels for individuals with ASD.

WILD HIKE CHALLENGE: With Portage Park District encourages healthy recreation in our parks and trails while showcasing Portage County’s rich natural heritage that we are working to conserve.



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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