RISE for Autism
RISE for Autism: Summer Newsletter 2014
 

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Upcoming Events
Bowie Baysox
Autism Awareness Night

Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 6:35 p.m.

RISE for Autism will have an information table at the event so please stop by and say hello.  We also purchased
30 tickets to offer to families at no cost.
Please see the attached flyer.

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Bike to the Beach



Join team RISE for Autism!!

Bike to the Beach is hosting it's 2nd Annual Bike to the Beach Charity Event from Baltimore to Dewey Beach, DE on Friday, August 1, 2014.
RISE for Autism will get a percentage of the funds raised for our team.

Golfing FORE! Autism
Monday, September 8th, 2014

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Mountain Branch
1827 Mountain Road
Joppa, MD 21085

 Join us for a fun day of golf and contests that will benefit two local organizations!  Proceeds from the golf event will benefit RISE for Autism and the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Click here to register or for more information

RISE for Autism will host their 2nd Annual Autism Conference on Saturday, November 8th, 2014.

Stay tuned for details and registration.

SAVE THE DATE

10/24/14 - Bull & Shrimp Feast

 

11/14/14 - Purse(Coach & Michael Kors) Bingo 



Dear Families and Friends of RISE,

Summer is here and the Fourth of July is right around the corner.  Many of us will be celebrating the holiday by watching the fireworks so be sure to check out the tips below to help children prepare for the holiday. We are also excited to share some upcoming events and activities to include our Bike to the Beach event! I hope all of you have a safe and fun filled summer with family and friends.  

All the best,
Cheryl Antlitz
President
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             Grant Information                  
RISE for Autism is dedicated to providing financial assistance to individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders.  Our grant program has been established to assist families in accessing services.  Grant applications are accepted from June through August 30th of each year.  To ensure RISE is meeting the needs of individuals across the lifespan, 25% of the grant monies will be reserved for individuals over the age of 18, with the remaining monies allocated to individuals under the age of 18.  The maximum grant award will be $1,000 per applicant. 

Top 5 Tips for Surviving July 4th
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1. Prepare

Share social stories, watch fireworks on YouTube and read books about the 4th of July.  Prepare your child for what to expect!

 

2. Protect sensitive ears

Try headphones or ear plugs for our friends who are sensitive to loud noises.  They can really help to make the experience a more tolerable one.

 

3. Bring comfort items

Allow your child to bring favorite items that can provide comfort (e.g. blanket, toy, tablet).

 

4. Create a schedule

Make a schedule for all of the day's events and allow your child to give some input about activities that may be of interest to him/her. This can help make the day a success!

 

5. Pack for picky eaters

There will be many new sights, sounds and smells for your child - this is not the day to conquer picky eating. Bring yummy snacks and foods you know they will enjoy.

 

For more tips, please visit the following websites:

 

Parent Tips: Surviving 4th of July Fireworks By Shelly McLaughlin, Pathfinders for Autism  

 

Tips for an Autism-Friendly Fourth of July - Autism Speaks Assistant Director for Dissemination Science Lauren Elder, PhD.  

 

Tips for celebrating the Fourth of July with a child with autism - By Mari-Jane Williams 

 

 

Buddies Club at Marley Middle School 
Yes, the friends of the Buddies Club at Marley Middle School may be diverse, loyal, committed and involved, but this is a truly special club founded by a dedicated special education teacher! 

According to special education teacher, Alex Byland, "I started the Marley Buddies Club to provide an outlet for students with special needs to socialize with their grade-level peers and to build leadership skills among our group of mentors."  

Mr. Byland also commented that "Campaigns on issues of tolerance, disability awareness and anti-bullying are much more powerful when led by the students as a grassroots movement." 
 
Click here to read the full article

Marley Middle School raises Autism Awareness by selling puzzle pieces.  The puzzle pieces had amazing messages from the staff and students.


A sincere thank you to the school staff, students and teachers who supported the project and donated the funds to RISE for Autism!



Thank you
Thank you to everyone who came out on June 3rd to play in our Annual Golf Tournament!  A big thank you to all of our sponsors, vendors and volunteers, this event was a huge success thanks to your continued support! Finally, a sincere thank you to our presenting sponsors, Prophasys and ClearShark, who have supported RISE for Autism in numerous ways over the years! 
 

Thank you
We want to sincerely thank the Severna Park High School International Thespian Honor Society and the Falcon Drama Boosters for choosing RISE for Autism as their charity for the 2013-2014 school year! This amazing opportunity helped us promote Autism awareness and provide information to the community. Thank you to the staff, students and attendees as donations were collected at every show.  The Thespian Honor Society presented RISE for Autism with a check for $7,421.00! Thank you!
 
Congratulations, Thomas!!




Severna Park High School student, Thomas Shade, who has autism was inducted into the International Thespian Honor Society on June 1 along with 13 other members of the SPHS Thespian Troupe #2476, the same amazing troupe that adopted Rise For Autism for its 2013-2014 fundraising service project.  Way to go, Thomas!

 
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