August 3, 2018
Baltimore to Dewey Beach
Team RISE for Autism made their way from Baltimore to Dewey Beach on August 3, 2018. Team RISE for Autism Century Riders began at 5:00 am and rode through the morning dark, the pouring rain and the intense wind. This years 100 mile or 50 mile charity supported ride to Dewey Beach was not only challenging but extremely rewards. RISE for Autism had the best year yet with 28 riders and over $19,000 in team fundraising. Pictured to the right is our Top Fundraiser Trent Walklett.
We Thank you!
Lifeline100 - October 7, 2018
An event for Awareness and Promotion of Cycling, RISE for Autism was a Charity Partner for the Fifth Annual Lifeline100 held at Kinder Farm Park. Lifeline100 promotes cycling awareness, safety, and it's major benefits has grown every year and continues to be a day event that expressed local community riders and families of all abilities to enjoy Anne Arundel County. This amazing event in total had over 840 registrants, while 73 of them road with Team Cycle for Autism (RISE for Autism). It offered a unique organized ride experience for cyclist of all ages and abilities with scenic 100 and 65 mile routes on road and paved trail and 30 and 15 mile routes on paved trail only. One of our main supporters, a Premier Sponsor of Lifeline100 and RISE for Autism Board Member, Michael Antlitz, owner of Prophasys, has facilitated more outreach to cyclist with Special Needs. Together, Prophasys and RISE for Autism have built a partnership with BikeAAA - Lifeline100 to implement and support a local community ride to meet the needs of all riders and all abilities. RISE for Autism also was a beneficiary of this event and received a $2,500 Sponsorship for our upcoming 2019 iCan! Shine Bike Camp. RISE for Autism will be hosting their Fourth Annual Week-Long Bike Program in Anne Arundel County. iCan! Shine is a non-profit organization that teaches individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle through it's iCan! Bike program. This camp allows 35 participants and 100 volunteers to attend one 75-minute session for five days. Using adapted equipment, trained professionals and the support of volunteers, within the five days over 80% of participants learn to ride a conventional bicycle independently. We are looking forward to next year.

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October 6, 2019

Pre-Registration is Open Now
Programs and Services
Building Independent Living Skills

In Collaboration with Towson University Occupational Therapy Graduate Students

An 8 Week Pilot Graduate Program for Young Adults with Autism ages 17-22 hosted at the New RISE for Autism Center has concluded. This group focused on multiple skills including: Cooking, Money Management, Fitness, Social Skills, and Home Management Skills. It was a true success and we look forward to another program with Towson University Graduate Students starting in March 2019.

If interested or have teen or young adult who might be interested in this upcoming program, please contact Morgan Harris at mharris@riseforautism.org

A Structured Social Group for Teens
RISE for Autism has recently began a "Teen Night" program. Guided by trained staff, this unique program pairs typically developing Peer Leaders with teenagers on the spectrum to provide a structured social experience each month. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are thrilled to be able to offer this program to local teens! Thank you to our local Severna Park High School Peer Leaders, without you, this would not be possible!

Thank you to Autism Speaks for granting this Program.

See some images from the current program below...
RISE for Autism Services
Structured Social Groups

Is your child experiencing social challenges? Our SociAble Program provides engaging and effective social experiences for participants ages 8-18.

Who will benefit:
  • Are Between 8-18
  • Are Functional Communicators
  • Are Able to Participate with Support and Encouragement
  • Do Not Engage in Severe Problem Behavior

Intake Assessments have begun for the Winter Session,Please Email: info@riseforautism.org
Fundraising Events and Efforts
The Fall Designer Purse Bingo held on November 2, 2018 was a SOLD OUT event.

We can't thank our donors, volunteers, staff and the Glen Burnie Elks for such a successful evening. With over 300 Bingo Players and Supporters, this night was one for the books. We'll see you in April of 2019 for our Autism Awareness Designer Purse Bingo.

This Evening, we were also graciously granted a $500 Donation for the Glen Burnie Elks Junior Antlers who wrote a grant to Support RISE for Autism's Programs.

We thank You!
Upcoming Sensory Friendly Events
Sensory Friendly Breakfast with Santa - SOLD OUT EVENT
Come and enjoy a magical morning with Santa. Bring the family for a holiday themed pancake breakfast, activities and pictures with Sant a

December 16, 2018

8:00 am - 10:00 am

Free Event But Must Register to Attend!

2408 Brandermill Blvd
Gambrills, MD 21054

Volunteers 16+ Are Needed for This Event!
Volunteer Below:
Sensory Friendly Jump & Get Active
Join your Friends for a morning at the Trampoline Park. Jump and Get Active all in a Sensory Friendly Setting.

January 12, 2019

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Free Event But Must Register to Attend!

Get Air Trampoline Park
587 E Ordnance Road
Curtis Bay, MD 21226