1st Annual Autism Ally Award

We feel it is important to celebrate and thank all the hard-working individuals who dedicate their hearts and time to serving those on the autism spectrum, so…
F.A.A.N. is excited to announce our 1st Annual Autism Ally Award!
Do you have someone in your life who puts in extra effort, time and love; someone that defines kindness and compassion and always goes the extra mile for your loved one with autism?  If so, we want to know who they are!
Nominate your autism ally for the 2017 F.A.A.N. Autism Ally Award by submitting a brief essay telling us what this person does that is extraordinary and how their efforts have impacted the life of someone with autism. This could be anyone from a respite worker, a speech therapist, a teacher or aide, to a doctor, an advocate or friend.
The 2017 F.A.A.N. Autism Ally Award will be presented at the 1st Annual Costumes & Cocktails Fall Gala on October 28, 2017, at the River Lodge Conference Center in Fortuna. The recipient of the award and their nominator will each receive two tickets to the Gala!
Submission deadline: October 10, 2017
E-mail nomination to:
Or mail to: Families Advocating Autism Now
P.O. Box 251
Eureka, CA  95502
Please be sure to include your full name and contact information, as well as the full name and contact information of your nominee.


Costumes & Cocktails Fall Gala

We have a very exciting announcement to make! In past years we have been very fortunate to hold our annual Wine Tasting and Auction at the beautiful Rosina Vineyard. We are very grateful to the Lewis family at Rosina Vineyard for their many years of generous support. Although we recognize how popular the August Wine Tasting and Auction has been, FAAN has decided to switch things up this year. Please help us thank everyone that helped make our past Wine Tasting and Auction such a success and keep an eye out for more information about our 1st Annual Costumes & Cocktails Fall Gala taking place on October 28th, 2017 at the beautiful River Lodge Conference Center in Fortuna. We hope to see you all there!




Thank You Moose Lodge!

FAAN would like to thank the Eureka Moose Lodge 636 and McKinleyville's Loyal Order of Moose Lodges for all of their help and support this year.  These two lodges have worked together this year to raise over $2,000 for us.  We are so grateful for the amazing people of the Moose Lodge.

For more information on the Moose Lodge and how to contact or donate to their great causes, please visit

Left to Right: Heather Montgomery, FAAN board member; Leslie Soho, FAAN board secretary; Mitchel Williams, District President of the Moose Lodge; Kaileigh Klammes, FAAN board president; Rachel Williams, FAAN board treasurer.