2018 Rewind

What Did ASA Do in 2018?

January

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

February

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

March

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

April

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

May

Partnered with Stone Soup Cafe for a Cooking Life Skills Course for adults with autism

June

10th Annual Alaska 5k for Autism

Benefited from the Fairbanks Visitor Industry Walk for Charity

July

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

August

Had a booth at the Tanana Valley State Fair

September

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

October

Partnered with Arctic Harvest for our first ever Sensory Friendly Fall Event

November

We welcomed in our new board president, Leah Kovall

New  treasurer welcomed to the board, Bonita Brees

December

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 autism907@gmail.com

If you’d like to donate to our organization, visit asagoldenheart.org/donate

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