Kern Autism Network-Autism Society Affiliate is a non-profit organization that is heavily dependent on its volunteers. With an all volunteer board and officers, the task of addressing the needs of the autism community are top priority for the organization in the Kern County area. The importance of these dedicated community leaders can never be underestimated.
The organization is always on the lookout for community leaders, professionals and especially parents who are interested in donating their time and expertise to Kern Autism Network. We are a non-bias entity and ask that those who do get involved remain neutral to help the autism community as a whole.
We have a number of activities, events and fundraisers that depend upon volunteer assistance. If you or someone you know is interested in helping Kern Autism Network-Autism Society Affiliate, please call us at (661) 489-3335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to have your help. Find the Volunteer Form here.
Sign Up for Autism Society’s Free E-Newsletter
ASA-Net is the Autism Society’s free bimonthly e-newsletter, with the latest updates on news, advocacy, research, education, conferences and resources. To receive ASA-Net, register here.
Sign Up for Autism Society Action Alerts
The Autism Society’s history and mission are grounded in its grassroots efforts to empower individuals and families to educate and advocate for themselves and their loved ones. In addition, the Autism Society is active in the public policy arena and encourages our members to take action on important issues through Action Alerts on our website and in our online newsletter. Action Alerts will inform you of important national legislation, giving you a chance to make your voice heard by your congressperson. Click here to sign up.
Sensory Friendly Films
AMC Theatres (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program. In order to provide a more comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie, and AMC’s “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced. To find a theatre near you, click here.
Take a Free Course
The Autism Society website offers online courses for users to increase their knowledge of autism in general, as well as courses on specific topics related to autism. To take a course, click on the appropriate link below. They take approximately 30 minutes to complete and participants can download a certificate of completion when finished.
Autism and the Environment 101