The AARC is not a direct service provider, and does not provide medical referral or consultation.
The AARC serves the needs of individuals of all ages with autism spectrum disorders, their families, caregivers, and service providers throughout the state of Alaska.
What We Do
We believe in…
Utilizing culturally competent, evidence-based practices to enhance education
Empowering autistic individuals
Supporting autistic individuals of all ages, stages, and abilities
Making resources available to all
We strive to increase understanding and support for autistic Alaskans of all ages.
We provide free autism resources, information, and training. Our specialists can help to connect you to the service providers that may best fit you our your child's needs.
AARC services are brought to you on the traditional lands of Alaska's indigenous people.
With gratitude and respect, we recognize the contributions and perspectives of those who came before us.
Meet the Team
Autumn Holt, M. Ed.
Autism Resource Specialist
Autumn holt recently relocated from Utqiagvik to Anchorage to join the SESA team. During her time in Utqiagvik, she taught at Barrow High School. Prior to living in Alaska, Autumn graduated from the University of Central Florida (UCF) with an M.Ed. in Exceptional Student Education. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from UCF. Additionally, she received training at UCF to complete the program earning an autism endorsement. Autumn has 15 years experience as a Special Education Teacher.
AARC specialists are passionate about promoting autism inclusion and education throughout the state of Alaska.