Hello, This is Jessica Militich, a recent graduate from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Colleges are known to be challenging for everyone. But as a student on the autism spectrum, I always had unique challenges with school. Unfortunately, coursework became even more challenging when remote learning was established to protect students from the corona
“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 – MAY, 2021
Last month, ASH was pleased to see the support from the Governor and the Hawaii County Mayor in proclaiming Autism Acceptance Month.
With April behind us, we will continue to celebrate differences as we work to build an inclusive society where individuals with autism live fully through connection and acceptance.
This month we take time to recognize all the moms for being loving advocates and champions. We thank them for their unwavering care and for #celebratingdifferences with us each and every day.
ASH has relaunched some activities that bring us together such as our “Sensory Friendly Films”. Our second in-theater film is scheduled for the end of June, please be on the lookout for the announcement. “Just For You” – our social group for older teens and young adults, continues monthly, and details and registration can be found on our website. At the end of April, we launched The ASH Gamer Group, hosted by Jeremy Wilson on the Big Island. A fun time was had by all, new friends were made – so plans are underway for another gathering of gamers soon.
And don’t forget to Save the Date for the first annual ASH golf tournament – “Swing for the Spectrum” to be held on September 17 at Pearl Country Club. For more information about the tournament and other ASH programs and activities, visit our website at www.autismsocietyofhawaii.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Let’s join together and thank the Moms of our community – on this Mother’s Day, and EVERY day! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
President, Board of Directors
Summertime Socialization and Skill Building 21 Interesting and Fun Activities for Teenagers with Autism 10 Hobbies and Activities to Enjoy with Your Autistic Child
Summer is just around the corner and many families are looking for opportunities for safe summer activities and learning. Below are a few links gathered by SPIN to help you navigate this summer’s offerings. The Hawaii Department of Education has prepared a 25-page document to explain their 5 different programs for summer learning this year.
“Just For You” IS just for you . . . a space where you can be yourself, meet and talk freely with others on the spectrum, and build new friendships. Dr. Michaud-Emin is on the Autism Spectrum, and her goal is to help anyone impacted by autism gain self-confidence, successfully navigate and flourish in a
The ASH Gamer Group is a monthly virtual role-playing game campaign open to teens and young adults (ages 15+). It’s hosted by Game Master Jeremy Wilson & the Autism Society of Hawaii. The Next Session will be held on Sunday, April 18 at 12:00 PM: Pre-registration is required on the following link: https://warhorn.net/events/ash-gaming-club Event link:
We are preparing the final details for the following upcoming events.
More information and the opportunity to register will be available soon.
Sensory Friendly Film #2 – June TBD
We Love Our Fathers – June TBD
Just for You – June 30th
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There are all sorts of volunteer opportunities with ASH – from assisting with events, presenting at workshops, participating on a committee, or with our Board.
To learn more, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.