Mahalo to Manini Moon whose business mission is partly to spread light to others wherever the light can reach, and give voice to those who need it! Thank you for donating 10% of each bracelet sale to ASH!
September Message from the President – Dennis Maher
The Fall season is upon us and it’s hard to imagine that we have been living with the novel Coronavirus pandemic for over six months! For many of our families, the new school year has started. We wish our students and educators the best as they navigate through the challenges.
Like most agencies and organizations, ASH is also adjusting to engage virtually. ASH is exploring and focusing its energies on designing and implementing new support and education programs for our community and network of families.
On August 22, we teamed up with Special Needs Hawaii to present a webinar, Planning for the Future of Your Child. To those who tuned in, thank you. We plan on doing more topical webinars including, Transitioning to High School and Telehealth and Virtual Education.
Recently, we launched The ASH Book Club, an online resource of books for our keiki read by a wonderful group of volunteers and housed on the ASH website (www.autismsocietyofhawaii.org/Programs). We’ll be adding new books each month and they will be accessible in our online library.
In September, ASH is participating in the Give Aloha program – when you shop at Foodland or Sack-N-Save, you have an opportunity to donate to our organization. Any donation to ASH through this program is greatly appreciated. Go to our website to learn more.
Finally, we ask all our families to stay vigilant during this pandemic by adhering to health guidelines and restrictions.
“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.
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The Autism Society of Hawaii presents a special virtual presentation on the transition from middle school to high school. This webinar, entitled, “WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?” takes place on Saturday, September 26, 2020, from 9:00-9:45 am HST. It features Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and former Behavior Support Manager, Shelley Bereman-Benevides. To register to join
DONATE TO THE AUTISM SOCIETY OF HAWAII WHEN SHOPPING AT FOODLAND THROUGH THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER The Autism Society of Hawaii is honored to again be participating in the Give Aloha, Foodland’s Annual Community Matching Gifts Program. This program honors Foodland’s founder, Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan, and continues his legacy of giving back to the community. During the
Aloha, As a person with autism, my sensory issues are a facet of life most people aren’t aware of. The most sensitive sensory region is my face. The threat of corona virus and state regulations are mandating I face my sensory issues by wearing a mask, pun intended. Yet my greatest mask problem loomed outside
The Star Advertiser posted a great article today on the new PBS Kids’ Series “Hero Elementary”. The setting of this animated series is inside a grade school where four superhero students are learning to master their special powers. Read the story by Mark Kennedy, Associated Press here: https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/06/14/features/a-superhero-kid-with-autism-shines-in-new-pbs-kids-series/. OR visit the PBS Kids Website here:
––Dear Colleague: We are writing to ask your help to find out how families and caregivers with children, youth or adults with disabilities are doing during this unprecedented crisis with COVID-19, and what issues they are facing. The survey is online and anonymous, and is being sent to identify gaps in the current communication and