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
PRESIDENT’S MONTHLY LETTER – JANUARY, 2021
Aloha and Happy New Year!
We ended 2020 with a great holiday drive by event and our thanks go out to all the volunteers and supporters who helped make this possible! We especially want to thank Mitsubishi Hawaii and Events International for their generous time and donations.
As we start 2021, the Autism Society of Hawaii (ASH) wishes you and yours the best in 2021 and look forward to the day we can all be together again.
ASH is a community of individuals affected by autism – parents, self-advocates, siblings, service providers, and friends – each committed to supporting one another through our journey with autism. Founded in 1992, ASH is one of more than 75 affiliates of the Autism Society of America, which has been and continues to be a leading source for trusted and reliable information about autism since 1965.
The heart and strength of ASH are its volunteers, and we welcome and invite individuals from all Islands who might be interested in participating with us to enhance and deliver on our mission to serve our community of families.
Our committees (each chaired by a member of the Board of Directors) include:
– Community Education Committee: provides direction and support for educational engagement programs for individuals and families; provides access to resources and support that enable autistic individuals to reach their greatest potential.
– Outreach Committee provides programs that foster social and emotional support.
– Communications Committee: publicly communicates the mission, vision, accomplishments, and value of ASH and its work.
– Fundraising: identifies, designs, and implements opportunities for resource development; seeks opportunities to diversify and expand funding sources to ensure long-term stability and to build capacity.
Again, here’s to a Happy, Healthy, and Joyous New Year!
“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.