What Did ASA Do in 2018?
Kicked off the new year by welcoming the Autism Society of America President and CEO,Scott Badesch to Alaska. He ran our Vision Forward Strategic Planning Session and helped map out goals for the next two years.
Announced Regal Cinemas would be continuing My Way Matinee, Sensory Friendly Films
Selected as a non-profit for McHenry Ball tournament at North Pole Middle school and funds were raised on our behalf from the students’ North Pole Champions for Charity bingo, dinner, and auction.
Received Golden Heart Meeting Ambassador Award from Explore Fairbanks Alaska. Our 2nd Autism Conference brought the community of Fairbanks over $25,000 from direct attendee spending.
Began a logo contest to celebrate our 10th Annual Alaska 5k for Autism
Hands-on workshop on strengthening communication between them and their adolescent or teen presented by Matthew Sena and Kylie Gore-Hall with Hope Counseling
Partnered with Fly Trampoline for a sensory friendly event
Annual Human Ribbon at UAF
Partnered with 2018 Alaska LEND Fellows for a Parent Cafe Tea Time Workshop on Strengthening and Supporting Families
Chosen as Papa John’s Charity of the Month
KTVF covered our sensory friendly events and partnerships
Board members attended Fairbanks Children Museum’s Sensory Friendly Day
Partnered with Stone Soup Cafe for a Cooking Life Skills Course for adults with autism
10th Annual Alaska 5k for Autism
Benefited from the Fairbanks Visitor Industry Walk for Charity
Sponsored one camper to attend Camp Yes in the Woods
Said goodbye to our first hired Executive Director of 4 years
Joined FRA for Disability Awareness at Golden Days Parade
Had a booth at the Tanana Valley State Fair
Presented to the CTC Law Enforcement Academy on safety with suggestions for positive and effective interactions with those who experience autism and their support systems
Partnered with Arctic Harvest for our first ever Sensory Friendly Fall Event
We welcomed in our new board president, Leah Kovall
New treasurer welcomed to the board, Bonita Brees
We will host our 5th Annual Sensory Santa event sponsored by Greer Tank and Welding
We can’t wait to share with you our plans for 2019! If you’d like to donate your time, email email@example.com
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