The Autism Society of Alaska gives their deepest appreciation to all board members, volunteers, mentors, sponsors, and partners that have supported the growth of our organization. Together we have accomplished so much. We successfully hosted the first autism specific conference and followed it with another, held our 5k for Autism the past 10 years, as well as numerous community enrichment events and safety trainings. These were the success of a full board of dedicated volunteers and a paid part time executive director. Our goal is to continue these once we have our positions filled again.
These past few months our board has been impacted by considerable medical, family, and work crises all at once. During these summer months we are scaling back in order to recruit staff and further build our board. Through our seasonal community enrichment events, Facebook support groups, continued work with our partnerships, and information and referral, the Autism Society of Alaska will remain dedicated to their mission.
We regret to inform you that our board has voted to not host the Alaska 5k for Autism and Autism Conference this year. Our staff roles will not allow us to support these events in the manner they need. We are devastated that these decisions had to be made. We know they will continue in the future once our staff and board has been filled, but we need your help to do this. If you are interested in helping, please consider sharing your time, talent, and energy with us. We are currently seeking an administrative assistant as well as additional board members who can contribute to our active board.
Moving forward we are committed to a smooth transition of change. With the dedication of those involved with the Autism Society of Alaska and the support of the community, we are confident in the future success of our organization. We know this change is hard on our families who rely on our support during this time of transition. The new opportunities it presents will bring a new energy to the mission, within the next 3 months. The best way to reach us is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank you for your patience and apologize for our delayed responses. Please look to our Facebook support groups, subscribe to our newsletter, and check our Facebook page and website for updates and upcoming events.
Thank you for your understanding. We appreciate your willingness to work alongside us and ask for your grace during this time.