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1st Annual Autism Walk and Resource Fair

On Saturday, April 28, 2018 Autism Society of Hawaii will be hosting our 1st Annual 5K Walk and Resource Fair Fundraising Event. We will be promoting Autism Awareness and showcasing the fabulous agencies, available resources, and opportunities that support our families and those affected by autism.


  • When: Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • Registration Day of Event: 7:00 AM
  • Walk Start Time: 8:00 AM
  • Where: Ala Moana Beach Park / Magic Island (1201 Ala Moana Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96814)
  • Pre-Registration (before 10:00 pm 4/26/18): $25.00 for Individuals 15 years and older, $15.00 for Children ages 14 and under – Register Now!
  • Price Increase Day of event: $30.00 for Adults and $20 for children on the day of the event.
  • T-shirts: To be guaranteed a T-shirt: Register by April 1, 2018.
  • Prizes: to be announced


Research Opportunity for Parents of Children with ASD

Jennifer Vetter, a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at Binghamton University (SUNY) under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Gillis Mattson and Dr. Raymond Romanczyk, is conducting a research study to better understand how parents of children with ASD make decisions regarding their child’s treatment. This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Ms. Vetter is looking to recruit parents of children with ASD to take an online survey with an estimated completion time of approximately 30 minutes. Following survey completion, participants may choose to be entered into a drawing to win one of five $50 gift cards. To participate in the survey please follow this link:

Spring Break Camp – March 19-March 21

ASH is happy to partner with Positive Behavior Supports Corporation (PBS) and the YMCA to present a 2 night, 3 day ‘Spring Break’ Camp from 03/19-3/21/2018. The cost is $150 per student. Parents are welcome to stay and join the camp for $100. There will be 2 cabins, one for students ages 7-12 (elementary/middle) and one for students ages 13+ (high school). Thank you so much to PBS for providing RBT/BCBA support! There will be 2 adults in each cabin, in addition to any parent who chooses to attend.

  • Download the ASH Spring Break Camp Flyer here.
  • RSVP for the camp here.
  • Please select the appropriate age as well as a parent ticket if you would like to stay.
  • A minimum of 5 students in each cabin is required to hold the camp.
  • If the minimum participants are reached, a separate email will sent to those who have registered with more details and payment information.
  • RSVP by 2/15/18. If the maximum capacity is reached and a space opens up on the waiting list, families will be notified in the order that they have registered via the contact information that was provided.
  • For a glimpse of last years camp visit our 2017 Photo Gallery, see our Facebook page or watch the video below

Special Needs Planning – 3 Part Series

SCOTT SUZUKI, Attorney at Law & ASH Presents: Special Needs Planning: 3 Part Series on the 3rd Thursday in February, March and April (2/15, 3/15, 4/19) from 6:00 – 7:30pm at Saint Louis Alumni Association Hall * Kalaepohaku Room * 916 Coolidge St. Honolulu, HI 96826

Background Information
Scott C. Suzuki graduated in the top tier of his class from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii in 2004. Simultaneously, Scott graduated with a 4.0 grade point average from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii with a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in Gerontology. Scott has been in private practice since his graduation and currently is the principal of the estate planning firm of Scott C. Suzuki, Attorney-at-Law.

Scott is also an advocate for populations with special needs. Scott has served as the President and is a current Director of the Special Needs Alliance ( ), a national, non-profit organization consisting of some of the most credentialed public benefits and disability law attorneys in the country, committed to helping individuals with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who represent them. In addition to being a Certified Special Olympics Coach for the past 16 years, Scott enjoys a number of community activities, including membership and affiliations in the following:

Hawaii State Bar Association * University of Hawaii Elder Law Program * Executive Office on Aging’s Alzheimers Disease and Related Dementia Task Force * Member by Invitation and Immediate Past President of the Special Needs Alliance * Member and former Vice President for Family Voices * Aloha Independent Living of Hawaii Board * The Arc in Hawaii Board Member of the Hawaii Estate Law Group * Hawaii FIDO Board Member * Phi Delta Phi Honorary Legal Fraternity * Phi Beta Kappa

For neighbor islands, we will use Facebook live to stream a portion of the presentation. Questions may be submitted on FaceBook. The link is:

A Wrinkle In Time on 3/10/18

It has come to our attention that Disney’s ‘Gigantic’ will not be released. Therefore, it will be replaced with Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle In Time’. All other details in regards to the time and place are the same. Download the “A Wrinkle in Time” flyer here.

If you already have tickets for ‘Gigantic‘ and would like to see ‘A Wrinkle In Time‘ you do NOT need to re-purchase tickets, I will replace them. If you do not want to see ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ please request a refund through Eventbrite.

Thank you for your understanding!


  • Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time
  • March 10th, 2018 – 9:45am – (entrance at 9:30am)
  • Pearlridge- Consolidated Theaters – 98-1005 Moanalua Road Aiea, HI 96701
  • ‘Sensory Friendly Films’ are where the lights are a little more raised, the sounds are a bit softer, there’s an acceptance of quirky, ‘stimming’ behaviors. This accommodates sensory sensitivities that many children on the spectrum have.
  • Children on the Autism Spectrum are FREE
  • Parent tickets are $11.00
  • Siblings who are not on the Autism Spectrum are $5.00
  • The snack bar and café will be open.
  • This is be in the new, re-modeled Pearlridge theaters with reclining seats!!
  • A minimum of 75 seats are required to have this screening.
  • Watch the trailer below or visit:
  • Reserved for members of the Autism Society of Hawaii. Membership is free…
  • Tickets can be purchased here!

Mahalo Rosendin Electric!!!

A big “Mahalo” to Kevin Buchholz and his staff at Rosendin Electric for donating $1,010.00 from the Holiday Party to the Autism Society of Hawaii!

Rosendin Electric provides design and construction services, which optimize building performance and improve occupant satisfaction, Rosendin Electric also implements sustainable practices throughout their offices, warehouses, prefabrication locations and project sites. They are committed to supporting the local community wherever possible by working with various local charitable organizations, and encourage their employees to get involved to give back to their community with the same commitment they give the company.

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Wandering Incidents During Holidays Significantly Increase Risk of Harm

With two recent deaths on Christmas and Christmas Eve, the National Autism Association is warning caregivers about the increased risks of autism-related wandering during the holidays.

On Christmas Eve, a 15-year-old boy with autism died from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle. The next day, the body of 7-year-old boy with autism was found floating in a nearby pool. Each year, hundreds of children and adults with autism go missing, but holiday-related wandering cases are especially dangerous. According to a study  from the National Autism Association (NAA), incidents that occurred from a social or family gathering, such as those during the holidays, ended in death 69% of the time. In recent years, cases have occurred on Mother’s Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve.

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National Autism Association (NAA) Toolkits

The National Autism Association (NAA) has Toolkits for Caregivers (Elopement), First Responders, Teachers, Meeting the Police, First Signs, Grandparents and Age of Majority available for download. Links to each of the tool kits are below. The kits may also be ordered free as hard copies through the NAA website at:

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