​Five additional Aquatics Grants added!

FAAN is pleased to announce the opening of five additional Aquatics Grants! Our Aquatics Grant program has been extremely popular and has operated at capacity for many months, creating a lengthy wait list. Please keep an eye out for our upcoming Autism Awareness Month Business Takeovers in April. The success of our fundraising events directly determines the number of grants and programs that FAAN is able to offer. Thanks for your support!

Autism Awareness Book Donations

We are gearing up for our Autism Awareness Book Giveaways for April. If you are interested in your school or local public library receiving books about autism have them contact us at This is open to preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, and public libraries in Humboldt County.
If you are a librarian or school director/principal, please contact us ASAP to get on our donation list. Email us at . Let us know what school/library you are from and of course, leave us your direct contact info! We are super excited for our book donations this year and can't wait to bring a little more autism awareness this April! Look out for our announcements of our book choices for the year!

Congratulations to our 1st ever Autism Ally Award recipient, Ashlee Zima!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to write a nomination letter. Every letter we received touched our hearts! It was VERY difficult to choose a winner, and for a while I thought we were going to have to draw one of the letters out of a hat! However, we could not ignore that Ashlee Zima was nominated by TWO different people!!!

Ashlee, you are clearly an amazing woman and we look forward to meeting you! We hope you will be able to attend the 1st Annual Costumes & Cocktails Fall Gala on October 28th, along with Lauren Boone and Joseph Blaine, to receive your award! We will be contacting you all soon with the details.



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.