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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.
Wednesday, January 18th at 1pm EST
SPIN is happy to announce Airfare Scholarship applications are now available for eligible neighbor island parents and caregivers to attend the SPIN conference on April 22nd. Airfare scholarships are available to parents and caregivers who have a child aged birth to 22 and are receiving either early intervention services or special education and related services in Hawaii. We do have a limited amount of scholarships, so if you’re interested, be sure to click on the picture to the left to download and fill out the form and send it in with your registration as soon as possible. You can also download the forms on our website http://spinhawaii.org/2015-spin-conference/.
PATCH the “Infant Toddler Social Emotional Series” teaches us about social emotional wellness and strategies for working with infants and toddlers with challenging behaviors.
These online webinars are now FREE! They used to be $250. Please download or view the fliers for full details - PATCH Infant Toddler Social Emotional Series Winter 2017 Online Flyer & PATCH Basic Series Winter 2017 Online Flyer.
The Preschool Open Doors (POD) program will be accepting applications from families in need of preschool tuition assistance. Applications for the 2017-2018 POD year will be accepted between January 23 and March 31, 2017. Applications must be received in our Oahu office location by March 31, 2017 to be considered for the 2017-2018 POD year.
The POD program is operated by People Attentive To Children (PATCH) on behalf of the State of Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS). With the assistance of $11.6 million in subsidies in the 2017 to 2018 POD year, POD helps qualifying low- and moderate-income families pay for preschool to help keiki build a solid foundation and gain essential skills to be successful in school and life. Priority is given to eligible children with special needs or at-risk factors. Household size and monthly gross income also are used to determine priority enrollments.
Families with children born between August 1, 2012 and July 31, 2013 may apply for the 2017-2018 POD year, which runs July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
Applications will be available January 23rd for download from the PATCH website www.patchhawaii.org. You also can call 808-791-2130 on Oahu, or toll-free from Neighbor Islands 1-800-746-5620 to request an application by mail.
This is the most comprehensive collection of materials and experienced faculty on the FCD – DIR model and it's FREE!
Mobile/Tablet Apps for Children with Autism: An Occupational Therapist’s Approach - Presented by: Rachel DeRoy, OTR/L
Registration begins at 6:45 pm. Easter Seals Napuakea, 92-461 Makakilo Dr., Kapolei, HI 96707
Revised: October 2016 (Clarify Autism Services). Please forward to your networks and share with others who may find it of interest.
You can now register for our 31st Annual SPIN Conference to be held on April 22, 2017. Our theme this year is “Superheroes of SPIN”!
For more information Call: 808-586-8126.
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Learn about becoming a member of the Autism Society of Hawaii and membership benefits here.
In 1982, the Court ruled in the Rowley case that IEPs must provide “some educational benefit.” Some courts have interpreted that phrase as requiring only “more than de minimis,” while others require a “meaningful benefit.” The case is Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District. An article discussing the case is available at http://pew.org/2h45RSN.
Dr. Ryan Lee, President and Dennis Maher, Vice President of Autism Society of Hawaii appeared on KAAH-TV 26 with host Athena Sorensen, in a two-part recording about Autism in Hawaii.
In the first part, Dr. Lee shared a medical definition, and answered questions about diagnoses and therapy. In the second part, Dennis Maher, gave the an equally important parent perspective on parenting an autistic child and what is needed from our community. Please be sure to check out both videos!