Resources, Interventions, Support and Education for individuals with Autism

For Autism Spectrum & Related Disorders

April is Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month.

Did you know that about 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.(3/26/2014)

  •  The CDC has just released the results of a government survey that looks at the prevalence of autism in U.S. school-aged children.
  •  The new estimate released by the CDC states that 1 in 50 U.S. school kids have autism.

2014 has finally arrived and RISE for Autism has wasted no time preparing to support our community.  We are thrilled to continue our efforts of increasing understanding for parents, teachers, and providers through educational conferences and workshops.  We are also gearing up for our annual autism conference to be held in November of this year.  Keep your eye on the website as presenters and vendors are announced! 

            We will continue to fund raise throughout the year through a variety of RISE sponsored events.  We make it a point not to solicit funds from families impacted by autism for these events, but just hope you will spread the word.  Event fundraising helps support workshops and conferences, family events (e.g. "Sensory Friendly" Santa), and most importantly, our grant program.  Due to the generosity of our community, we will able to award $25,000 in grant monies to over 45 families.  We had an overwhelming number of requests last year, so we need to increase our fundraising efforts to meet even more needs in our community this year!

We will also be fundraising with a specific project in mind, one that is near and dear to our hearts. SAFETY!  Safety of individuals diagnosed with Autism has taken the national stage in the last year.  It's heart breaking to hear about even one individual who has wandered away, but these cases are becoming even more prevalent.  RISE is eagerly anticipating the roll out of 'Safety Project' in Anne Arundel County.  We have been working side by side with the AACo Police Department to adopt and initiate this project.  We recognize budgets are tight, so RISE will be funding all initial costs to bring this important program to you! We will be updating the website and social media outlets as we have more details.  We hope you will share our belief in 'safety first!' for 2014. 


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 15th
Rolly Pollies announces a benefit open play/vendor fair at the Crofton Rolly Pollies.  from 5-8 PM. 100% of open play $$$ will be donated and vendors will be donating to two local autism groups. Come and support this great cause!! Call for reservations- 410.721.3780.

Friday, May 16th, 2014 

Annual Golf Tournament
Click here for sponsorship information and to register

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Bike to the Beach  

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RISE for Autism!

We are a 501(c)(3) organization serving individuals, and their families, with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders. According to the Autism Society of America, autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills.

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