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.
April 20, 2015
Komo mai! We’re happy to invite you into Hawaii’s online resource for information about autism and autism spectrum disorders. This is where you can find answers to your questions about autism, learn what you and your family can do to address the challenges of the disorder and join our efforts to improve the lives of island children and adults diagnosed with these conditions.
The Autism Society of Hawaii is the local chapter of The Autism Society, a national organization and leading grassroots group founded in 1965 by Dr. Bernard Rimland, Dr. Ruth Sullivan and parents of children with autism. We’re all dedicated to increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
Dr. Ryan Lee, President and Dennis Maher, Vice President of Autism Society of Hawaii appeared on KAAH-TV 26 – to Share Insights on Autism Awareness!
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!