New Geauga County Autism Parent Group

An Autism Parent group has been formed for Geauga County residents.

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The group meets on the second Tuesday of every month from 6 – 8 p.m. at West Woods in Novelty, Ohio.

The group is new and getting ready for our fourth meeting. Not only is the group about raising autism awareness, it’s about people who all have something in common with the same goals of sharing stories and resources, how to get our community involved, and how to better ourselves and others.

We all have some great ideas how to better our children and our community and to better our resources for those who are just starting off on this journey. It’s a hard road to follow for those who are just learning of their child being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The group is here for all those to know that they are not alone and that we have shared a similar path. We all have a story to tell and can help each other to be aware of what the future may hold. The main goal of the group is to create a brighter future for all those affected by autism and to assure them that they are not in this alone as so many of us have felt!

We would love to have every parent, family member of an autistic child, or even a close family friend join us to help move this group forward. Our doors are open to everyone that is willing to come and help us. We certainly don’t know exactly where this is all heading, but we are so excited to play a role in helping this get off the ground and hoping to help, in any way, some of these wonderful children and their families right here in Geauga County.

If you have questions, contact Or look for us on Facebook “Autism Parent Group” Thank you Samantha Durman for setting up for the group.


Rachel Dannemiller
Author: Rachel Dannemiller

Rachel is a lifelong resident of Geauga County. She is married to Tom and has a son Jason, and a dog named Harley. Rachel and her family are devoted to bringing autism awareness to the community and they are organizing the local Autism Speaks event in Burton this year.