Fall Newsletter 

Calling all parents, caregivers, professionals, and self-advocates, last chance to register for our Annual Autism Conference this Saturday, 10/1/16!

Don't miss this amazing line up of professionals, authors and self-advocates.  There are 3 tracks to choose your sessions from to meet everyone's needs to include:
Evidenced Based Treatment, Youth and Self-Advocates, and Complementary Therapies.   
Keynote: Dr. Patrick McGreevy
"Functional Skills and Curriculum-based Assessments for Learners 
with Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities: It's as much about What we Teach as How we Teach it"
Session topics include:
  • "Behavioral Effects of Psychotropic Medications" by Dr. Mary Caruso-Anderson
  • "Promoting Generalization in Individuals with ASD"  by Dr. Christine Accardo
  •  "The Different Modes of Communication: What to Consider When Selecting a Communication System" by Reyes Vera
  • "Defining Autism: From Nonverbal to National Speaker by Kerry Magro 
  • "A Crash Course in Safe Living for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum" by Dr. Tracy Masterson
  • "Building Social Independence"  by Andrea Goldberg and Julian Than, Self-Advocate 
  • "Autism Spectrum Disorders - What have we done and what can we do about it?" by Dr. Carol Phillips     
  • "Biomedical Treatments in Autism" by Dr. Pamela Compart
  • "Therapeutic Nutrition for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders" by Dana Laake
Kerry Magro is an award winning national speaker and best-selling author. Kerry has become a rolemodel in the disabled community. Non-verbal at 2.5 and diagnosed with autism at 4, Kerry has overcame countless obstacles to get to where he is today.      
 "A Crash Course in Safe Living for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum"
Summer Success

Fall is here and kids are back in school.  But before we leave the summer behind, I am excited to share our successful ICanShine Bike Camp.  With the generous financial support and partnership with Bike to the Beach, RISE for Autism was able to host an amazing week long bike camp.  It was a true inspiration to watch the participants gain skills and confidence as the days passed. Thank you to all the volunteers who made this event successful!  Stay tuned as we are bringing ICan Shine Bike Camp back again next year!

A sincere "Thank you" to Team RISE for Autism, the volunteers and contributors, we raise over $10,000 as we biked 100 miles for Autism.  It was a challenging ride, but if you had the chance to volunteer at our bike camp and see the faces of the participants learning to ride a bike for the first time, it was worth every mile!!!  We are all ready planning for 2017.

We had two 12 year-old riders on Team RISE for Autism, Luke Herz and Cameron Allen.  In the middle picture, Cameron was the youngest female rider to participate in the Baltimore ride.  Cameron has a twin sister with autism and she rides to raise awareness and acceptance.

Fall Events:

10/29/2016: Sensory Friendly Trunk or Treat

Volunteers and families (optional) bring decorated cars for kids to trick-or-treat. Participants can practice trick-or-treating and Halloween safety with friends.
After trunk-or-treating, come inside for our Halloween Party! Filled with delicious treats, crafts, Halloween music and fun costumes!    
All are welcome - bring family, friends, ghouls and monsters! 
Trunk-or-treat will take place at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church parking lot from 6:00pm - 7:00pm and will move inside for the Halloween Party from 7:00pm - 8:00pm.   Participants will be placed in groups according to their age.   This event is free to families, but one must register so we can plan accordingly.  Registration will open on 10/3/16 with more details.

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
8249 Jumpers Hole Road
Millersville, MD 21107

BeSafe Interactive Safety Workshop: TBA
BE SAFE The Movie uses video modeling to show viewers how to interact with the police in everyday encounters. Positive models help viewers of all abilities learn what to do and say when meeting the police. BeSafe is unique tool that is very beneficial for teens and adults with disabilities.
Thank you to all the golfers and sponsors who participated in the 3rd Annual Golfing FORE! Autism Tournament.  With your support and participating, $10,000 was raised in profit to support individuals, families and programs offered by RISE for Autism, Kennedy Krieger Institute and Baltimore Saints Special Hockey.   
A sincere "Thank You" to Dale Jones for chairing the event.  

Fall Fundraisers, mark your calendars.

3rd Annual Bull and Shrimp Feast 
Saturday, October 22, 2016 
7:00pm to 12:00am 
Michael's Eighth Avenue 
7220 Grayburn Drive
Glen Burnie, MD 21061


Designer Purse Bingo 
Friday, November 11, 2016  7-10pm, doors open at 6pm 
Glen Burnie Elks Lodge