About Autism Up

Ways to Give


Would you like to help AutismUp improve quality of life for those living with autism?

Today, 1 in 54 individuals is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, and as many as 10,000 are diagnosed locally. AutismUp supports more than 2,500 families, and aims to reach new heights in everything we do - autism awareness, advocacy, education, direct programming and support. Providing help for today and hope for tomorrow as children with autism grow to be adults with autism.

We can’t do this alone. We need your support. Fortunately, donations come in many forms - time, talent and treasure - and, all donations to AutismUp remain local to support our programs and services. We welcome your generosity.



Opportunities to Donate Treasure

AutismUp relies on donations of time, talent and treasure to keep costs for families low — relying on fundraising to cover the majority of our program costs and volunteers to facilitate successful programs, community outreach and special events. We are grateful for your consideration of a monetary gift, event sponsorship, shares of stocks (mutual funds, securities, etc.), United Way contribution (donor designation #2490), car or equipment donation.

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To learn about Program Sponsorships, Special Event Sponsorships, Advertising Opportunities, Volunteer Opportunities or to fundraise for AutismUp, please contact us by email or phone, specify your interest area and be sure to let us know how to get back to you!

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Opportunities to Donate Time

Program Support

We offer a variety of opportunities for Support Coaches to volunteer in classes that develop social skills, recreation and fitness skills, readiness skills, and sensory regulation in the community & at our Multi-Sensory Learning Environment in Webster.

Bike Camp Runner

Our annual learn-to-ride bicycle camp takes place over five days, and teaches 40 bikers ages 8 and up to ride. Their success is due to the amazing spotters that help them along. 1.5 hour volunteer shifts available each day and includes t-shirt and many smiles!

Special Event Volunteer

Special events include the Autism Opportunity Awards, Gala, “KiteFlite” Festival, Paddle Tournament, and many community initiated fundraisers. Event prep and event day support volunteer opportunities are available.

Awareness Ambassador

Community outreach and education are key to raising awareness and promoting opportunities for those with autism. We are in need of Student, School, and Parent Ambassadors to represent AutismUp.

Opportunities to Donate Talent

Do you have a skill set, professional expertise, or knowledge you’d like to impart on our behalf? Individuals with autism have unique needs and require specialized programs and support - the costs associated with providing appropriate staffing, equipment and curriculum are high. Donating your professional services or sharing a special talent is appreciated and advances our mission — to support those living with autism by expanding and enhancing opportunities to improve quality of life.

Please follow the link below and complete our volunteer application!


Contact Us

50 Science Parkway, Rochester, NY 14620 | 585-248-9011 | contact@autismup.org

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