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HELE FOR AUTISM 2019

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Positions Available!

As many of you may have recognized we have gone through some changes recently. Please know, we are still here for you. We are still listening and we are doing our best to get responses to questions and other information to you as quickly as we can.

We are seeking new energetic Board members, a Treasurer and also a new Executive Director for the organization.

We hope to have these positions filled by the end of March. In the mean time, Dennis has been doing his best to keep up with emails, phone calls, questions, and utilize our resources to respond and hopefully answer any questions you may have as quickly as possible.  We value you and your commitment to us, as we are committed to you.

That being said, we will be doing our HELE for Autism and Resource Fair on April 7, 2019 at Magic Island. For more info, or to sign up, click on the link below.

http://www.firstgiving.com/AutismSocietyHawaii/HELE-For-Autism-and-Resource-Fair-2019

Hope to see you all there!!!

Mahalo for your patience and understanding! and Aloha!

Holiday Lights Trolley Tour – 2018

Thanks to everyone who came out to be with us for our Holiday Lights Trolley Tour! Special thanks to our President of the ASH Board- Dennis Maher – for organizing and setting up the event and ESPECIALLY for setting up Santa Claus’s appearance ! 😉

 

Mahalo nui loa to our Walk Sponsors!!

ASH is happy to announce that with this check from G4S Secure Solutions over $110,000 was raised from our first Annual Walk For Autism!With donation from G4S Autism Society of Hawaii raises $110,000 from 1st Annual Walk for Autism!

Our Mission

“Improving the Lives of All Affected by Autism”

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.

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Microsoft Summer Camps

Thank you so much to Microsoft for offering the following camps this summer!
Space is limited so please sign up soon!

Build a Robotic Finger
Come learn how to build a flex sensor that lets you control a robotic finger with your finger.   Then use your sensor, a Surface and Excel to visualize the flexion and extension of your finger.  The project is designed for 8- to 10-year-old students but can easily be completed by younger students with parental support.

Code a Talking Robot with Ohbot
This workshop gives students ages 8 to 10 basic skills in robotics and coding using the Ohbot robot. Students use the Ohbot app for Windows 10 as a group, in pairs, and individually, and create code that makes the robot move and speak.

Microsoft Store at Ala Moana Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 2238
Honolulu, HI  96814

4/1/2018 Hilo – Sensitive Friendly Showing of “Sherlock Gnomes”

To kick off National Autism Awareness Month (NAAM), ASH if happy to present a Sensitive Friendly Showing of “Sherlock Gnomes”.
*** A minimum of 100 seats are required to have this screening. IF the minimum amount of seats are met by 03/29/18, a separate payment link will be sent to those who have RSVP’d.

5/16/18 – Look, I can Fly!

DELTA AIR LINES AND THE AUTISM SOCIETY OF HAWAII PRESENT:
LOOK I AM FLYING!

OAHU: May 16th, 2018 4:30pm – 6:00pm Honolulu International Airport – Lobby 7

One of the most difficult questions parents have when contemplating a family trip is how children, especially those of the spectrum, will be able to go through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and sit through the flight. Parents have spent a great deal of money on airfare not knowing if they will have a melt down or how they react as they go through the screening process. Maybe the noise at the airport will overload their senses…”Will we have to turn around and go home after getting our hopes up for a successful trip??” This question has prevented so many families from taking a trip TOGETHER! Many times children on the spectrum need repetition and practice to adjust to situations that others are able to seamlessly accommodate to, but what if we could practice? What if we just went through all of this worry and he or she was fine? Maybe we could try it? But we cannot access the terminal without a ticket. That is an expensive test run, even for an outer island trip.

Delta Airlines has graciously offered to partner with the Autism Society of Hawaii for the 4th year on Oahu and for the 1st year on the neighbor islands (details TBA)!

We are VERY EXCITED to provide 15 children, who have never been off the island or have difficulty traveling, the opportunity to practice taking a trip from Honolulu International Airport. They will go through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) check point, walk through the airport to the airplane, board, get seated, and watch the safety video for a full sensory experience. This simulates an experience the family would face if they were venturing off on a trip. Upon exit they get to view the cockpit.

Thank you so much to Lillian LeeLecroix, Vernell Oku, and Sherri Akana on Oahu!!! A big Mahalo to Delta Airlines!!!

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.

Details

  • 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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/treatmentsforautism.

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