|Posted by autismne on February 3, 2011 at 7:44 PM|
from the ASGC website About Us.
The mission of the ASGC is to serve the autism community by providing information, coordinating support services, and facililtating communication for the benefit of those with Autism Spectrum Disorder from diagnosis through adulthood. For information on becoming a member or donating to our organization, please contact us via e-mail [email protected] , call (216) 556-4937 or visit our website at www.asgc.org. Please call to obtain an updated schedule for our monthly meetings.
ASGC can empower the autism community to make the Greater Cleveland area the best place to live for those with ASD. Our Values • Parents are the ultimate decision-makers as to what is best for their children. • People with autism can lead productive lives. • There are ways to improve the lives of people with autism. • We welcome all therapies without advocating any one of them. • We believe we can overcome barriers to opportunities for people with autism through education.
Who we are:
The Autism Society of Greater Cleveland (ASGC) is a chapter of the Autism Society of America (ASA) We are parents, grandparents, individuals with autism and other family members, friends and professionals who work with individuals with autism.
What we do:
The goal of this Chapter is to help parents, caregivers, individuals with autism and professionals grow in understanding so that you may comfortably and confidently work together toward brighter futures. We cannot take your place. You have an important role to play in ensuring the best possible outcomes for individuals with autism. Our efforts are aimed at helping you to make the best decisions possible. We function as a catalyst for change by providing you with the support and the very latest information, so that your insight and talents are able to be used to their fullest potential.
• Information Meetings
• Educational Programs
• Social Skills Summer Camp
• Monthly Support Meetings (with free childcare)
• Monthly Newsletter
• Referral to other resources
• Guest Speakers
• Training for Safety Forces
• “Autism 101” Training
• Training for Religious Education Aides
• Participation in Autism conferences
• Provide social opportunities for those affected by ASD
• Recreational/ Social Opportunities
• Regular fundraisers
• Raising Autism Awareness
Monthly ASGC Support Meetings:
When:1st Monday each month
Time: 6:30pm- 8:30pm
Where: Independence Civic Center- 6363 Selig Drive, Independence Ohio, 44131
(Selig Drive is off of Brecksville Rd., The Civic Center is close to the Independence Library CCPL).
Speaker/Topic: Each month there is a special guest speaker on many topics pertaining to autism.
For More information about Autism Society of Greater Cleveland, visit the ASGC website at: www.asgc.org or call ASGC at: 216-556-3947