Group of children playing on snow in winter time
Winter 2015 Newsletter

We are proud to share our 2014 Accomplishments.

Fundraisers and Events

Autism Awareness
Coach, Michael Kors & Pandora Bingo

Sunday, April 12th
Severna Park Elks

Annual Autism Golf Tournament
Friday, May 15th 2015


Dear Friends,

2015 promises to be an exciting year for RISE!  We remain committed to increasing understanding of Autism for families, educators, and related providers.  We will offer a variety of educational workshops and our annual conference promises to be bigger and better than ever before!

We will increase families' access to sensory-friendly events and outings by offering at least 4 events this year.  We are thrilled to announce that our grant program, which focuses on financially assisting families' with therapies and services not covered by insurance, will continue for 2015.  Look for applications in July!

We were so pleased with the gains made on the development of our Safety Project.  This program will target the reduction of cases of wandering and elopement in our area.  We cannot thank the AACo Police Department for their support and dedication to this project.   We will roll this program out at a "Family Fun Safety Day", it promises to change the face of safety in our county!

 Finally, we are excited to announce we will be hiring a Director this year!  The Director will focus on the creation of future service delivery programs, in addition to managing many of the existing events, projects, and fundraisers. RISE hopes to offer a range of needed services to children, teens, and adults in the coming years. 


 We will continue to fundraise throughout the year to realize each of these initiatives.  RISE has grown more in the past few years than we could have imagined and it is largely in part to the generosity of our community sponsors.  We make it a point not to solicit funds from families impacted by Autism for these events, but just hope you will spread the word.  Event fundraising helps support workshops and conferences, family events (e.g. "Sensory Friendly" Santa), our grant and safety program, and future service programs. 


RISE for Autism Board  


Board Position Opening Secretary

Please contact Cheryl Antlitz at for more information

Upcoming RISE Workshops
Spring Workshop
April 17th
Details to follow

Save the Date
Annual Autism Conference
October 3rd, 2015
Upcoming Community Events
4th Annual Parent Empowerment Conference

Saturday, March 21, 2015

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Howard County Autism Society 2015 Transition Symposium "Don't Panic! Plan Now!!!" For Parents and their Students w/Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities -
February 21st, 2015

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Building Champions 2015 Developmental Disabilities Day at the Legislature Thursday, February 19, 2015 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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Severna Park, MD 21146