WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING
Annual Health and
Safety Fair
The Fourth Annual Health and Safety Fair for Individuals with Special Needs was held on April 22, 2018, at Old Mill High School. The event conveyed a carnival atmosphere with games, activities, inflatable physical obstacles for all ages, food and snacks for over 300 individuals. This event promoted RISE for Autism's Health and Safety Program and a number of community health and safety vendors and resources. This event went off without a hitch and we want to thank our incredible volunteers, vendors, sponsors, Anne Arundel County First Responders, and a special thank you to Old Mill High School's Staff for accommodating RISE for Autism staff, volunteers, and community members.

Mark you Calendars! - Coming April 2019

The Fifth Annual Health and Safety Fair for Individuals with Special Needs, families, caregivers and the community..
Awareness Events
Puzzle Piece Pledge
RISE for Autism asked dedicated businesses to offer and sell a puzzle piece for $1 to each interested customer and to display his or her contribution during the month of April. As April is designated as "Autism Awareness Month" RISE for Autism raise funds and awareness and through local partners RISE for Autism was able to raise over $1,300. We thank our 2018 Puzzle Piece Pledge Partners!
PALS Program
P romoting, A wareness, in L ocal S chools
RISE for Autism is dedicated to improving awareness, acceptance, and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders in our community.

April is a great month to show your support for individuals with Autism. Upon Request we will supply books, worksheets, flyers, bulletin materials, etc to all who are interested in promoting Autism Awareness.

Know a local sports team wishing to show their support for Autism?

We will supply puzzle piece socks.Contact
Morgan Harris at mharris@riseforautism.org for more information
2018 Puzzle Piece Partners
Are you a Business and want to be a 2019 Puzzle Piece Pledge Partner - contact Morgan Harris at mharris@riseforautism.org
2018 RISE for Autism's Grants
This Year RISE for Autism was able to Award more than $15,000 to Individuals with Autism
"This grant money would ease the burden of access to this wonderful therapy."
"I just desperately want to give my daughter the chance to be as independent as she could possibly be."
"Seeing him thrive in a situation, I had not intended was magical."
2018 Grant Cycle has Closed
2018 - iCan! Shine Bike Camp
What an amazing week it was!
34 riders participated in our 3rd annual iCan! Shine Bike Camp at Old Mill High School June 18-22nd .

Many thanks to our Sponsors Prophasys, Bike AAA, Clearshark, Walmart, Bike Doctor Arnold and Anne Arundel County Recreation & Parks. Without you this program wouldn't be possible. We would also like to give our sincere thank you to Anne Arundel County Police Department Officers Stanley Newborn and Dominic Scali for joining use the entire week and being dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with special needs. 66 volunteers spent 75 minutes or more a day walking, running, sprinting, guiding, cheering but most importantly making a difference in the lives of individuals with special needs. Without you this camp cannot happen and we thank you!
"In our area, RISE for Autism hosts the iCan! Shine Bike Camp. I can't say enough about this AMAZING program. The Staff, the volunteers (there are 2 volunteers for EACH rider), the equipment, the entire experience....AMAZING!!! So amazing, that in just 5 days Luke and Henry went from barely being able to steer and pedal at the same time to cruising around the gym on their own. The Progress and confidence that this camp has provided...I have to words." ---A Proud Mom
TEEN NIGHTS
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 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!

GRAND OPENING
RISE for Autism has opened its doors
510 McCormick Drive
a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 15, 2018

The RISE for Autism Center will offer full clinical searches such as applied behavioral analysis, social skills therapy and therapeutic integration. RISE for Autism will continue is nonprofit programs in addition to clinical services, continuing focus on "bridging the gap" in this one-of-a-kind center focusing on kids who have aged out of early intervention and offer those services for those age 8 through 21.

We are in the process of piloting cases through each insurance company we are approved with, to ensure we have the correct procedures in place while simultaneously hiring/training new staff. Once that is complete we will begin taking cases.

All information will be posted on our website and social media when ready.

If you have questions please email info@riseforautism.org.
Fundraising Events and Efforts
Spring Designer Purse Bingo was held on May 5, 2018 was a success. An almost sold out evening of bingo, specials, raffles, food and fun all while supporting local families and individuals affected by Autism and other related disorders. We thank all that came and we can't wait to see you at the Glen Burnie Elks this Fall for you chance to win!


SAVE THE DATE

Fall Designer Purse Bingo

NOVEMBER 2, 2018

Earlybird Ticket Price: $20
(Until September 30, 2018)
Regular Ticket Price: $25
Proceeds from The 5th Annual GolfingFORE! Autism Charity Golf Tournament benefit both RISE for Autism and Kennedy Krieger Institute, both that serve individuals with Autism.
The 7th Annual RISE for Autism Golf Tournament presented by Prophasys was a sold out and the rain held off long enough to make the day more than enjoyable. We want to thank our many generous sponsors and golfers. Proceeds from this even support the many programs and services offered to our local community and support local individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families.
SAVE THE DATE

The 8th Annual RISE for Autism Golf Tournament

MAY 17, 2019

Renditions Golf Course
1380 W Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035
Registration to Open November 1, 2018

Sponsorships Available
GolfingFORE! Autism

September 10, 2018

Mountain Branch Golf Course
1827 Mountain Road
Joppa, MD 21085
UPCOMING EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
Aromatherapy Workshop Series

Heidi Chesla is the founder of EOSTHENICS, a Certified Aromatherapist and Physical Therapist. She believes that we all have a unique story, gifts and the desire to live a fulfilled life. Heidi's mission is to meet people where they are, to educate them, to guide them and to connect them with essential oils in the way that is most meaningful to them.

$10 Per Person Per Workshop for Make & Take Materials
Workshop 1 - Aromatherapy: Support for General Health
September 11, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30
Workshop 2 - Aromatherapy: Sleep Support for Children and Adults
October 9, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Workshop 3 - Aromatherapy: Support for Management of Emotions and Self Regulations
November 13, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Understanding the IEP Workshop Series

Linda Carter-Ferrier is the parent of three (now adult) children. Two of her sons have autism spectrum disorder as well as co-occuring mental health issues. She has worked was parent advocate for students with disabilities for over 15 years and has served on several local and statewide committees and organizations devoted to the needs of students with disabilities.

Free Workshops but must Register to Attend
Workshop 1 - Focus on the key Rules/ Regulations, Jargon/Terminology, and basic steps involved in the IEP Process
September 20, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Workshop 2 - Focus on Rules & Responsibilities of the term members, creating and maintaining effective communication with school team an engaging in effective problem solving with the school team
October 18, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Workshop 3 - Focus on the key elements & sections of the IEP and how good IEPS are developed
November 16, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DO YOU CYCLE?
Join Team RISE for Autism
Join Team RISE for Autism for the Annual Bike to the Beach Century or Half Century Ride from Baltimore to Dewey Beach on Friday, August 3, 2018. All proceeds for this event through Team RISE for Autism stay local and help individuals affected by Autism and other related disorders.
RISE for Autism was chosen as a Charity Partner for Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100 Century Ride. A day dedicated by RISE for Autism to show the need for Special Needs Assistant Riding, Community Awareness and Support.


Lifeline 100

October 7, 2018

Start/End: Kinder Farm Park
1001 Kinder Farm Park Road
Millersville, MD 21108

100 Mile / 65 Mile / 30 Mile /15 Mile
Upcoming Sensory Friendly Events
Sensory Friendly Trunk or Treat
October 27, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Registration will Open September 1, 2018

Join your Friends for an afternoon of Trunk or Treat! A Free event with trunks of decorations, sensory tricks, activities, games, pumpkin decorating and so much more!

Free Event But Must Register to Attend!

Location
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
8249 Jumpers Hole Road
Millersville, MD 21107
Sensory Friendly Breakfast with Santa
Come and enjoy a magical morning with Santa. Bring the family for a holiday themed breakfast with a pancake breakfast, activities and pictures with Santa

December 16, 2018
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Registration will Open November 1, 2018

Free Event But Must Register to Attend!

Location
Applebee's
2408 Brandermill Blvd
Gambrills, MD 21054