In this issue of Capitol Connection, the Autism Society’s policy newsletter, see updates on the ABLE accounts, Build Back Better Act, and voting rights legislation. Also, review new policy announcements related to Social Security, Medicaid and mental health, and education. Remember, the Autism Society’s Action Center provides easy steps for advocates to educate Congress about
“Improving the Lives of All Affected by Autism”
A community providing education and resources – the Autism Society of Hawaii serves children and adults on the autism disorder spectrum and works to develop opportunities for all those affected so that they can reach their highest potential.
PRESIDENT’S MONTHLY LETTER – January 2022
As we begin a new year, the entire Board of Directors and staff want to thank you for your compassion, care, and support on behalf of our mission to create connections throughout our community.
Although we are just beginning to enjoy opportunities to come together in person, it’s been rewarding and exciting to see what can be accomplished when we connect our community with the support they need, when they need it.
We wish you all the very best in 2022! And we look forward to enjoying many times with you during the coming year!
The connection is you! ™
President, Board of Directors
Saturday, December 18 Drive-By Santa Event Hosted by Autism Society of Hawaii Coordinated by the Big Island Coordinating Committee
We were recently introduced to a communications resource by Jackson Takahashi – a Boy Scout working towards becoming an Eagle Scout that we would like to share with you. For his Eagle Scout project, Jackson is sharing information about The Wallet Card with others in the Autism community. a description of his project and the
Sibshops are lively, interactive, award-winning celebrations of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of individuals with special needs. Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs for some, is a good thing, others a not-so-good thing, and for many, somewhere in between. SibShops reflect a belief that
ADVANCING OUR FUTURES – With a Guest Speaker! An open forum for young adults on the spectrum (ages 22-40) to discuss and share the challenges they face in their daily lives. February 1, 2022 5:30 – 6:30 pm HST via Zoom Hosted by Jessica Militich and Joined by Advisor Jeffrey Krepps. JESSICA MILITICH Jessica is on the
We are preparing the final details for the following Upcoming Events, so please stay tuned.
- 2/16: IEP – Extended School Year, Supplementary Aides and Services, Program Modifications and Supports for School Personnel
- 2/23: The Journey to Financial Stability for Your Dependents
- 3/5: Dad to Dad
- 4/2: HELE for AUTISM and Resource Fair – Oahu
More information and the opportunity to register will be available soon.
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Be sure to check our Facebook Page and our Quarterly Newsletter for the latest info on upcoming events.
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