General admission event tickets are $100 in advance. Sponsorship packages are available at many levels and include a VIP cocktail reception beginning at 5:30 PM and reserved seating. Event tickets and sponsor requests can be made by calling (585) 248-9011, or by mailing your request and payment to: AutismUp, 180 Linden Oaks Drive, Suite 250, Rochester, NY 14625 by April 20th.
General admission tickets may be purchased at the door for $125.
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Honorary Co-Chairs Amy and Jim Taylor (Taylor, The Builders) and Sandra and Fritz Odenbach (The Dolomite Group) will host a seventh annual autism awareness fundraiser in conjunction with national autism awareness month. The Seeds of Hope Growing and Giving Gala, will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013, from 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM at the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, 500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY.
Proceeds support the expansion and enhancement of customized education programs and scholarship programs for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The “gala at the gallery” will feature fabulous food from MAX Rochester, a variety of music and entertainment, a live and silent auction, raffles and opportunities to learn more about AutismUp programs and services.
Statistics point to one in 88 children, or one child every 20 minutes, being diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, making it more prevalent than Pediatric Cancer, Diabetes and AIDS combined. AutismUp membership has exploded to more than 1,000 member households as the incidence rate has grown illustrating the need for Autism related services in our own community. AutismUp is determined to reach every local individual who is living with Autism, to ensure that those affected by ASD are receiving the support and education they need to thrive, and that those supporting and educating these individuals have the most up to date information available. All proceeds remain local.
General admission event tickets are $100 in advance. Sponsorship packages are available at many levels and include a VIP cocktail reception beginning at 5:30 PM and reserved seating. Event tickets and sponsor requests can be made on-line at www.AutismUp.org, by calling (585) 248-9011, or by mailing your request and payment to AutismUp, 180 Linden Oaks Drive, Suite 250, Rochester, NY 14625 by April 20th. General admission tickets may be purchased at the door for $125.
We hope you will join us on April 26, 2013 to celebrate our accomplishments and our plans for the future!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
If you are unable to attend, there are still ways you can help raise funds for our much needed programs and services. Here’s how you can help: become a sponsor of the event or place an ad in our event program donate an item for for our amazing silent auction
AutismUp’s annual fundraising gala has allowed AutismUp to expand, enhance, implement and sponsor many programs, including: Social Skill Education; Life Skill Education; Recreational Programs; Lose-The-Training-Wheels; Exploring Sensations; Speaker Series; Guest Lectures by Dr. Barry Prizant and UK’s Ros Blackburn; Professional conferences featuring nationally acclaimed social skill delivery experts, Michelle Garcia Winner & Kari Dunn Buron; Technology Experts; Autism Risk & Safety Management Training for First Responders; Ask-the-Advocate Series; Connections Parent Support Groups; Special Interest Program expansions including: Electronic Kids Club, Lego Group, Science Club, Exploring Sensations, Girl Power, Music Makers; Family Gatherings; Autism Awareness presentations in the community; Parent and Professional Member Message Boards to share information and provide support amongst our membership.
A portion of all proceeds raised go towards AutismUp’s scholarship programs to make programming accessible to all individuals living with autism, regardless of financial means. In addition, AutismUp is dedicated to helping the local adult population in our community who are living with autism. AutismUp acknowledges the needs of this underserved adult population and is determined to give this group the support and programming that they are currently lacking. With the continued support of this generous community, anything is possible. AutismUp hopes to raise $500,000 in 2013 and provide outreach to a greater number of individuals with ASD, and those that support them, in the Upstate area.
AutismUp supports individuals with ASD, and their families, by expanding and enhancing opportunities to improve quality of life. AutismUp is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization founded by parents of children with autism, and relies solely on donations and fundraising to continue its mission. For more information, to become a member, or to make a donation, visit www.AutismUp.org.