Welcome to Autism Society of Hawaii

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Our Mission

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.

 

 

Support Us

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.


 

FREE Webinars!

PATCH Infant Toddler Social Emotional Series Winter 2017 Online FlyerPATCH Basic Series Winter 2017 Online Flyer

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 “Infant Toddler Social Emotional Series” teaches us about social emotional wellness and strategies for working with infants and toddlers with challenging behaviors.

 

The “Basic Series” is an introduction to providing Family Child Care and a great resource for anyone who wants to start their own small business caring for keiki.

 


Check out the Profectum Parent Toolbox Strategies (www.profectum.org) to help you engage and interact with your child.

This is the most comprehensive collection of materials and experienced faculty on the FCD – DIR model and it’s FREE!

 

The Prevalence of Restraint: Featuring Dr. Peter Sturmey – A webinar on the use of restraint and alternatives to this harmful practice

Tuesday, January 10th, 2:30-3:30pm ET – Register Online

 

This conversation will cover:

  • The prevalence of restraint;
  • Alternative methods to restraint; and
  • Organizational interventions.

 

There will also be allotted time for participants to ask questions and engage directly with Dr. Sturmey.


For Immediate Release

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide by June 2017 what kind of educational benefit school districts must provide to children with disabilities.

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 – to Share Insights on Autism Awareness!

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!
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!