Supporting the State of Alaska 

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The Autism Society Golden Heart Affiliate serves people experiencing Autism in the state of Alaska. The Autism Society (AS) is the leading voice and resource of the entire autism community in education, advocacy, services and support. The AS is committed to meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

The Golden Heart Affiliation was established in July 2008 and is the only chapter in the state of Alaska.  We are part of network of over 100 nationwide chapters.  Membership to the Autism Society is open to all.  We have a Board of Directors comprised of volunteers from across the state.  We invite you to explore our website and send us a message with questions on the opportunities we provide across the state.

Our Mission
To improve the lives of all affected by autism.  We do this by 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.

Parent Support Groups 2014
Autism Society of Alaska Office at 1024 Barnette Street in the ACCA Community Center
April 7th from 11:30-12:30

Autism 200 Series
          The University of Washington presents this series. Each month the Autism Society (AS) will host the event and provide the training through a video workshop.  Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month for a new topic presented by the University of Washington. AS will host the next event on April 17th at 6pm.

Volunteer Opportunity
The Other Paw Assistance Dogs is very excited to announce its first session of the Wag'n Train/Teen Flyer Program starting Sunday, January 26.  They have recruited a few wonderful volunteers to help with this program and are looking for a few more people who are interested in working with children/teens and training service dogs for people with disabilities.  This is a 6-week program and will involve working with a child/teen and an assistance dog-in-training.  Class size is 4-5. Training will be held in the Fairbanks North Star Borough. 

Performers Wanted!
Join us for an Autism Awareness Book Fair at Barnes & Noble. See flyer for details. This event will be held in Fairbanks (May 3rd) 11-6pm and in Anchorage (March 29th) 11-6pm. 
Anchorage Rocks for Autism
April 11, 2014

April 16, 2014 12-1
Feeding Challenges in Children with Autism: Parent Training
This is a free training offered in Fairbanks and Juneau with the option of teleconferencing. Email to reserve a seat.

April 18, 2014
Autism Society Open House from 6:30-8
See flyer for details 

April 19, 2014
Soldotna Walks for Autism
From 11-2 at the Soldotna Middle School
Entry Form 

April 19, 2014
Juneau Walks for Autism
At the Nugget Mall

April 19, 2014
Anchorage Walks for Autism
From 2-5 at the Dome
See flyer for details

April 2014 - Fairbanks

The office will be open on Monday's from 8am to 12pm during the month of April.

April 26 Book Fair at Barnes and Noble
See flyer for details

April 28 Wretches and Jabbers

Showing hosted at Ivory Jacks from 6-8

April 28-30 and/or May 1, 2014

Challenging Behavior Institute Trainings

April 30-May 1, 2014
Implementing Evidence-based Practice in Rural Alaska Training
See flyer for details

May 1st & 2nd-Fairbanks
Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Outreach & Autism Screening Clinic
Clinic Overview
Menu of Training Opportunities
Medical Referral
Referral Instructions
Family Supplemental Form 

May 10th - Fairbanks

6th Annual Alaska Walk for Autism

May 15 & 16 Anchorage
The Safe and Sound program is presenting in Anchorage May 15 from 12-4 and May 16 from 6-10. This presentation is for first responders only.   Looking to host an event in Fairbanks on May 13th (Tuesday) from 9-3 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks at the Murie Auditorium 7-8:30pm. (new science building on upper campus)

The silent auction hosted on November 2012 was a huge success.  We thank all of the sponsors, donations, participants and volunteers who made this event so successful!  Special thanks to Kathy Mosca for her support and organization!
 Photo courtesy of Kelsey Gobrosk