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!
November Message from the President – Dennis Maher
Aloha and Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is one of the best times of the year to remember the many reasons we have to be grateful, to celebrate the love and joy of family and friends and reflect on the blessings in our lives.
In this year of unimaginable challenges, ASH has been blessed with the generosity of people and companies (large and small) who have demonstrated their compassion through contributions. This includes the donation of time, talent, resources and funds that enable us to outreach and enhance our educational and learning programs.
Our volunteers continue to have an immeasurable impact on our organization. The ASH Book Club and The ASH Learning Serie feature their voices and talents. Katelyn Stenger, Marisa Fukunaga, and Ember Freitas launched and maintain our book club with heartfelt, wonderful readings for our keiki.
The knowledge and expertise of professionals in our community and from around the country has been shared with our community of families – each of who has volunteered their time to support us through an ASH Learning Series presentation on a topic requested by our families.
As we do our part to stay safe by social distancing, we continue to explore what and how we can virtually remain connected and engaged. Along with the entire ASH Board of Directors, I want to invite you to stay in touch with us. Don’t hesitate to let us know if there is a topic, you’d like us to find a speaker for or if there is a virtual program you’d like us to pull together and host.
We are part of something wonderful. So, as we celebrate this season of thanks, let’s look back and celebrate our successes of the year, and together look forward to a great year ahead!
“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.
ASH Learning Series Event Registration
Distance Learning – Saturday, November 7th, 10:00-11:00 am
The Autism Society of Hawaii – Community Education Committee Invites you to attend our LEARNING SERIES!
JOIN OUR BOOK CLUB!
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