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!
October Message from the President – Dennis Maher
Aloha and Happy Halloween!
As we begin the holiday season, we know our celebrations are going to be very different this year. We’re learning about “distance trick or treating” and ongoing virtual family get-togethers. Parents are doing their best to make up for the traditional costume parades at school and the joy of trick-or-treating.
We know, too, that school remains a challenging adjustment for families. We are very grateful for all the efforts made by teachers! And applaud every parent engaged in the phenomena of distance learning.
This season, ASH continues to offer and enhance programs to fill the need for more connection.
We invite you to join us monthly when you can. The ASH Learning Series features webinars on topics parents and caregivers have requested such as Transitioning to High School. This month, Dr. Amoy Hugh-Pennie will share What You Should Know & What You Should Ask About Distance Learning, and future topics include College 101 – a webinar for Autistic Young Adults and Their Parents. If you missed a session and want to know more, please visit our website for more information.
We are also hosting Parent to Parent (for parents and caregivers) and The ASH Autism Social Club (for teens and young adults). For more information on any of these activities, contact ASH at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome you to experience the ASH Book Club (www.autismsocietyofhawaii.org/Programs). A huge shout-out goes to volunteer Katelyn Stenger – a premed student at Cal Poly, who is the “rock star” behind the launch of the book club. Her enthusiasm, commitment, and passion for reading books that we share online is an inspiration. Because of her, others are contacting us to read and contribute to our “library”. Thank you, Katelyn!
Please tune in to our programs, we are here for you. Family and Friends, stay safe and well!
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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!
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––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