The Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association (AHA) is excited to be entering our 30th year of support, education and advocacy for the autism community.
As part of this celebration, current and past members, and the larger autism family are coming together in recognition of — and support for — AHA’s past, present and future.
WAYS TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
To continue our mission and work, we need your help. Your support now and in the future, will ensure AHA is able to continue the vital work we have done for the past 30 years, providing crucial services that meet the unique needs of families and individuals on the autism spectrum.
Click the buttons below for descriptions and resources for each support opportunity.
AHA’s ANNIVERSARY EVENTS
AHA’s Yearlong Anniversary Events have something for everyone. Some are educational and some are just for fun. You’re invited to celebrate AHA’s 30th Anniversary! Attend an event and help us grow into the future. We hope to see you at more than one. Check out the events listed below that are open to the public. More events are coming soon.
And don’t forget to sign up for our eNews to make sure you’re in the know as we add more events!
Check out our main Calendar Page for AHA’S Support Groups and other events!
COMING SOON! – PAINT & PIZZA – NEW DATE TBA
Enjoy a fun filled afternoon with friends to celebrate AHA’s 30th Anniversary. New date to be announced. Windsor Park Community Room, 212-04 75th Avenue, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364. $35 per person, includes 16×20 canvas and all supplies; pizza and refreshments will be provided. Limited spots available. The entrance to the community room is a side door of an apartment building next to the green sign that says “WP Swim and Tennis Club Community Center”. Please be aware of resident reserved parking; street parking available. Please come early to find a parking spot. Download the PDF flyer for this event.
OCTOBER 13, 2018 – Classical Concert
Join us on Saturday, October 13th when pianist Linda Suzuki will perform a classical piano recital at the Japanese American United Church, 255 7th Avenue, New York. Tickets are $30.00 each, or 4 for $100.00. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Ms. Suzuki’s recital will start promptly at 7:30 p.m. Download the PDF flyer for this event.
EVENTS WE’VE COMPLETED
MARCH 17, 2018 – Keep The Change Film Event and After Party
Deadline March 8, 2018
Keep The Change, a winner at the prestigious TriBeCa film festival, is a romantic film about two young adults with Asperger syndrome trying to find their way. Join us on March 17th for a film viewing, and afterwards for a Q&A with Writer/Director Rachel Israel and cast members.
APRIL 15, 2018 – AHA and the New York Mets at Citi Field
Deadline March 14, 2018
Join us on April 15 (Autism Awareness Day!) at Citi Field for this Sensory-friendly exclusive game opportunity as the Mets take on the Milwaukee Brewers. Admission includes early entry through the Bullpen Gate; pre-game party in Bullpen Plaza with Kicking the Spectrum Karate, Hosh Yoga, Therapy Dogs, and Queens Museum arts & crafts (and more!); Cozy Corner open for children needing a quiet break; and, kids 12 and under are invited to run the bases following the game in the Mr. Met Dash.
APRIL 19, 2018 – Benefit Yoga Class at lululemon on 3rd Ave.
Deadline April 17, 2018
You are invited to a special one-hour yoga class (8:30 – 9:30 p.m.) featuring exceptional yoga teacher and lululemon ambassador Steph Armijo. Steph will guide you through a relaxing sequence of poses aimed to refresh and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. Kindly bring your own mat.
MAY 6, 2018 – AHA’s ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE
Sunday, May 6th at Adelphi University for AHA’s Annual Conference, “Focus On Independent Living for Adolescents and Adults On The Autism Spectrum.” Keynotes: Barry Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP and Nick Dubin, PsyD. Includes Breakout Sessions, Agency Walkway, Bookstore, Resources.
MAY 19, 2018 – NYCFC vs Colorado Rapids at Yankee Stadium for Autism Awareness Day
Deadline May 18, 2018
Join AHA and the New York City Football Club for a family friendly match at Yankee Stadium. Help celebrate AHA’s 30th Anniversary. A small portion of each ticket sold through this advance offer will help provide the funds needed to continue to provide the vital services needed to the autism community. Help us grow into the future.
JUNE 10, 2018 – WINE MAKERS WALK & TALK PLUS VIP WINE TASTING
Deadline June 5, 2018
Join us on Sunday, June 10th, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m., at award winning Long Island vineyard, Castello di Borghese, for a Wine Makers Walk & Talk and VIP Wine Tasting. Location is Castello di Borghese, 17150 Route 48, Cutchogue, NY 11935. Includes a commemorative wine glass and complimentary bottle of wine. VIP space is limited to 30 participants. Visit the Castello di Borghese website.
JUNE 29, 2018 – SIP & PAINT WITH A PURPOSE
Deadline June 24, 2018
Join us with Jammin Canvas! Sip & Paint with a Purpose. Enjoy a fun filled evening with friends to support AHA. June 29th, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Windsor Park Community Room, 212-04 75th Avenue, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364. $35 per person, includes 16×20 canvas and all supplies; bring your own beverage; refreshments will be provided. Limited spots available! The entrance to the community room is a side door of an apartment building next to the green sign that says “WP Swim and Tennis Club Community Center”. Please be aware of resident reserved parking; street parking available. Please come early to find a parking spot.
AUGUST 2, 2018 – COMEDY EVENT FUNDRAISER
Deadline August 1, 2018
Ready to get your laugh on? Join us at Governor’s Comedy Club on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. for an evening filled with friends & laughter with food & drink all while supporting AHA. A portion of the proceed benefits AHA. Tickets must be purchased in advance, $30 each or 4 for $100; Plus 2 item minimum per person at the show; 18 & over. Great Raffle Prizes and 50/50! Food is available. Doors Open at 6:30 (please arrive by 7:30 pm). Location: Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Avenue, Levittown, NY 11756. Hosted by: John Almont, Bill Heslin & Samantha Feinman.
With the help of supporters like you, AHA has been touching thousands of lives and making a difference since 1988.
- 1800 Monthly Support Groups
- 46 Conferences
- 50,000 Support Emails/Referrals
- 36 Family Events including RNB
- 500+ Members
- 60 Lifetime Members
- 1.7 Million eNews Blasts
- 64,000 Support Phone Calls/Referrals
- 100 Issues of On The Spectrum
TOGETHER WE ARE CHANGING LIVES
Today, the rate of autism diagnosis is higher than ever before, as is the need for the services of the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association. Since our inception in 1988 we have dedicated ourselves to supporting the autism community.
Our services reach nearly 10,000 people annually. These services include one-to-one phone and e-support, more than a dozen monthly support meetings, a bimonthly AHA eNewsletter, renowned biannual education conferences, a biannual print publication, On The Spectrum, family recreation events and our signature annual fundraiser ROCK ‘N’ BOWL for Autism as well as expert guidance in the areas of professional referrals, advocacy, education, employment, lifestyle issues, housing and much more.
Our wonderful members, sponsors and supporters are the fuel that drives our mission to fulfill the critical need for AHA’s services across the lifespan of individuals on the spectrum.