RISE for Autism: Summer Newsletter 2015

group of happy smiling kids at summer camp
RISE for Autism will host their 3rd Annual Autism Conference on Saturday 
October 3, 2015

Upcoming Events
BE SAFE the Interactive Movie - September 23, 2015

Click for more information or to register

The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council
 "MD Sibs 2015" 
October 17, 2015


Second Annual Bull Roast
October 23, 2015

Stay tuned for details!
Bike to the Beach

Support team RISE for Autism!!

Bike to the Beach is hosting it's 3rd Annual Bike to the Beach Charity Event from Baltimore to Dewey Beach, DE TODAY -  Friday, July 31, 2015!

Golfing FORE! Autism
Thursday, September 10th, 2015


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, sponsor, or for more information

Dear Families and Friends of RISE,

Summer is here and we are working hard to prepare a number of great events and activities for you and your families in the coming months.  Our grant program will be open through the end of August, we have fundraisers, a viewing of BE SAFE The Movie, our Annual Conference, and so much more! Please enjoy a happy and safe summer and stayed up-to-date through our website and social media pages!

All the best,
Cheryl Antlitz
President and Founder
             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 $500 per applicant. 

Local Youth Soccer Teams Show Their Support for Autism Awareness
Four youth soccer teams led the charge in raising awareness for Autism this past April.  They, and even some of their coaches, donned puzzle piece socks provided by RISE for each of their April games.  These teams really kicked their Autism Awareness up a notch this year! 
Thanks to the Pasadena Soccer Club United  U12 Boys and Purple Storm U10 Girls, the Arundel Cobras FC U15 Boys, and the Baltimore Bay Boys U11!!



We had a wonderful turn out at the Dr. Mary Lynch Barbera Workshop held in April.  Over 100 participants enjoyed a full day of presentation on
"Improving Programming from Toddlers to Teens with Autism"

 thanks to our partners Howard County Public School System  and Howard County Autism Society!

Thank you!

We owe a HUGE thank you to all who participated in our 4th Annual  Golf Tournament: from our sponsors, vendors and volunteers, to our participants and the awesome staff at Renditions Golf Course.  This would not be possible without the generosity of all of our sponsors, particularly our presenting sponsors, Prophasys and ClearShark, who have supported RISE for Autism in numerous ways over the years.  This year Chesapeake Network Installations also rose to the challenge and joined as a Platinum Sponsor!


RISE for Autism is pleased to have partnered with the Anne Arundel County Police Department to improve safety for individuals with Autism in our community!

 To learn more about our Safety Program, Address Flagging, and BE SAFE The Movie click here.


Our Safety Fair was  held April 19 at Ru th Eason School.  It was a tremendous success! So many families, with children of all ages, came out to enjoy the games and activities and to learn more about our Safety Program.  Special thanks to AACPD Captain Frank Tewey and Delegate Steve Schuh for promoting the event.  RISE received a special citation in recognition of Autism Awareness Month.  Stay tuned for more information about the Safety Program!

We are please to report that our Vice President, Shannon Majoros, has stepped down from her post to become the RISE for Autism Director of Programming.  

We are in need of a dedicated enthusiastic individual to fill her spot.  We also have Board Member positions open.  If you are interested in joining RISE, please contact Cheryl at cantlitz@riseforautism.com

RISE for Autism | cantlitz@riseforautism.com | http://www.riseforautism.org
Severna Park, MD 21146