RISE for Autism


Resources, Interventions, Support and


Education for individuals with Autism


News and Events



 Plans for 2015


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 enough 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 program, 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 fund raise 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. 


 







DID YOU KNOW......


Did you know that about 1 in 68 children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. (3/26/2014)


IMPORTANT FACTS


  • Nearly half of children with autism engage in wandering behavior
  • Wandering occurs across all settings, under every type of adult supervision
  • Increased risks are associated with autism severity
  • Half of families report they have never received advice or guidance about wandering from a professional
  • Accidental drowning accounts for approximately 90% of lethal outcomes

In 2011, a study conducted by the Interactive Autism Network through the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that roughly half, or 49%, of children with autism attempt to elope from a safe environment, a rate nearly four times higher than their unaffected siblings. According to the National Autism Association, in 2009, 2010, and 2011, accidental drowning accounted for 91% total U.S. deaths reported in children with autism ages 14 and younger subsequent to wandering/elopement. Sixty-eight percent of these deaths happened in a nearby pond, lake, creek or river.  


AWAARE - Autism Wandering Resources 2015

WORKING TO PREVENT WANDERING INCIDENTS AND DEATHS WITHIN THE AUTISM COMMUNITY

A safety initiative of the National Autism Association.







Upcoming Events

RISE for Autism, Inc

550 M Ritchie Hwy, 138

Severna Park, MD 21146


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"RISE for Autism is excited to announce that, in addition to several new initiatives, we will be able to offer our Grant program again.  Funding will be limited to $500 per approved families." 

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Bike to the Beach


Bike to the Beach is hosting its 3rd annual Bike to the Beach Charity event from Baltimore to Dewey Beach, DE on Friday, July 31, 2015.

























Bike to the Beach Baltimore is a fully supported 100-mile Charity Cycling event from Baltimore, MD to Dewey Beach, DE offered on the first weekend of August to educate our community about the benefits of cycling and to raise awareness and funding for autism.


For more information or to donate, please visit

http://www.biketothebeach.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1127810&lis=1&kntae1127810=9D19C2407EBD4A2AA8036943EC0B524C&team=6228006




RISE for Autism 550 M Ritchie Hwy, #138 Severna Park, MD 21146 info@riseforautism.com