Social Connections Warrior Team

Social Connections is a popular, brand-new program hosted by Autism Society of Mahoning Valley and facilitated by an Autism Personal Coach, two Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, a Special Education Teacher, and more.

Our mission is to provide a positive, sensory-friendly, supportive environment to empower our participants to create and build lasting friendships.

This group is for individuals ages 12-35 with low support needs. Our professional facilitators guide and encourage social connections during events that are customized towards participant’s special interests to maximize success!

Here are some of our favorite highlights:
โ‡๏ธ Three sets of newly-made friends exchanging phone numbers
โ‡๏ธHigh-fives for everyone scoring a spare or a strike during our recent bowling outing ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
โ‡๏ธ Kids jumping in and helping a friend utilize his communication device when he was struggling ๐Ÿ’—
โ‡๏ธ 90% of attendees stated they felt โ€œhappyโ€ and โ€œexcitedโ€ after the event!
โ‡๏ธ Supporting light-sensitive friends with sunglasses and they ROCKED their look ๐Ÿ˜Ž
โ‡๏ธ Kids waving goodbye to their new friends and facilitators, โ€œCanโ€™t wait for next month!โ€ ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป
โ‡๏ธ Parents with tears in their eyes saying how thankful they are to have a program like this in their community

THIS is why we do this! Itโ€™s all about facilitating social connection and building a community of autistic friends!

Our Social Connections Group runs solely on fundraising so we can provide this service to our local Autism community with little to no cost to our participants.

Please support this program so we can keep costs low to abolish financial barriers for individuals on the spectrum to participate.

Attend the event and Register for the Autism Support Walk, Valley Autism 5K, People-Powered Tractor Pull (group event) or Strongman Competitions!

Not able to attend? Buy a few Raffle Tickets of YOUR Choice for $10!

Thank you for your support! We couldn’t do this without you!!!

Goal3,000.00
Amount Raised169.00
Members1. Nancy Fuller - 69.00
2. Social Connections Family Donation - 100.00
Online registrations are now closed.
Register event day starting at 8am for Valley Autism 5K and Mahoning Valley Warrior Competition
or 9am registration starting for Walk, People-Powered Tractor Pull and individual Strongman events.
New registrations all events and shirt pickup days:
- June 2nd - 3-6pm - Second Sole, Boardman
- June 3rd - 2-4pm - Canfield Fairgrounds - Building 22