Fall Newsletter

Halloween Tips

Halloween, although a fun and exciting event for many neurotypical children, is often a challenge for children on the spectrum.  Below are some resources to help make this season easier for you!

Board Vacancies:
*Vice President
*Board Member

Interested?  Contact Cheryl at cantlitz@riseforautism.
New Offerings
PALS Program
Promoting Awareness in Local Schools
April is coming!  Let us help you show your support for individuals with Autism.  Upon request we will supply books, worksheets, flyers, bulletin board materials, etc.  to Anne Arundel County Schools who are interested in promoting Autism Awareness. 

Understanding Autism
This interactive presentation includes a description of the characteristics of autism, strengths and challenges, perspectives, and helpful hints in working with individuals with autism, can be modified to fit the needs of a variety of audiences (students, parents, scouts, youth teams) 

Fall 2015
Dear Friends and Families,

We hope you had a wonderful summer and are enjoying a smooth transition back into the school year!

RISE for Autism has been BUSY these last few months! We are thrilled to announce the two phases of our Safety Program are in place and we have some new programs to improve Autism Awareness and Acceptance in our area!

We are gearing up for a fabulous Fall and hope to see you at some of our events!

Cheryl Antlitz

Annual Conference
Our Third Annual Autism Conference was a huge success!  Over 130 participants were able to choose from presentations by experts such as Dr. Robert Naseef, Dr. Tamara Marder, Reyes Vera, Kristin Albert, and Catherine Panzer and visit over 25 Autism related exhibitors.  Special thanks to our 2015 Sponsors: The Maryland Developmental Disability Council, Verbal Beginnings, and Pathfinders for Autism.
Stay tuned for updates on our Fourth Annual Conference coming October 2016! 
Fundraising Events

Second Annual Bull & Shrimp Feast
10/23/15,  8pm 
Michael's Eighth Avenue 

Safety Program
Address Flagging
is now available for residents of Anne Arundel County.  If you are interested in having your address flagged to improve first responders ability to manage a crisis situation for your

The Movie
We partnered with Pathfinders for Autism to host our first BE SAFE event. Self-Advocates participated in this dynamic and engaging session to learn the essential rules of remaining safe when interacting with Police.  Many thanks to the Anne Arundel, Laurel, and Annapolis Police Departments. 
Click here for more information or to book your own training.

Severna Park, MD 21146