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
Kendra Wolf, M. Ed.
Program Coordinator & Autism Resource Specialist
Originally from Minnesota, Kendra received her Bachelor of arts degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Kendra later returned to the University of Minnesota where she earned her Master’s of Education in Early Childhood Special Education, focusing on autism early intervention across cultures and individualized routine-based instruction for families.
Kendra relocated to Alaska in 2016 and began working as an Autism Education Specialist for the Alaska Special Education Service Agency (SESA). She spent four years traveling to rural and remote areas of the state providing support and training to school districts servicing students ages 3-21 with autism spectrum disorders.
Kendra transitioned to the Alaska Resource Center in August 2020 where she currently provides autism education and training to self-advocates, families, first responders, and community professionals throughout the state.
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.
Donate to AARC
AARC is a project of Special Education Service Agency, and all AARC donations go through SESA. If you have questions about this, please feel free to contact us.