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

1 in 36 individuals is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. AutismUp supports more than 3,700 families to reach new heights in our efforts to raise autism awareness, advocate, educate, train, share information and provide innovative programs and services. We're dedicated to providing help today, and hope for tomorrow as children with autism grow into adulthood.

We can’t do it alone. We need your support. Opportunities to donate time, talent & treasure are plentiful and all donations to AutismUp remain local. We welcome the opportunity to talk about any way you'd like to support the autism community. Please contact Lisa Ponticello, Development Director.


AutismUp relies on the generosity of people like you to provide no-cost support services and to ensure custom autism programs remain affordable for the thousands of families we serve. Your donation helps us on our mission to improve quality of life for individuals with autism, and their families. We hope you will consider AutismUp in your charitable giving.

Make a One-Time Donation

Schedule a Recurring Gift

Manage Your Recurring Monthly Gift

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Donor Advised Funds

Planned Giving

Event Sponsorships

In Kind Product or Service Donations

United Way Contributions (AutismUp is donor designation #2490)

To learn about Program and Event Sponsorships, Advertising, Volunteer Opportunities, or to set up a fundraiser on behalf of AutismUp, contact us by email or phone at (585) 248-9011, specify your interest area, and be sure to let us know how to reach you!


Program Volunteer

Volunteer in classes that develop social, sensory, recreation, fitness, and readiness skills in the Multi-Sensory Learning Environment at the Golisano Autism Center, & elsewhere in the community where we run programs. If interested, please reach out to our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@autismup.org or (585)-248-9011.

Bike Camp Runner

iCanBike camp takes place over five days each summer and teaches 40 people with autism and related disabilities to ride! Their success is due to the amazing spotters that help them along. 90-minute volunteer shifts are available each day. This is a life changing experience for riders and volunteers alike! Learn more here.

Special Event Volunteer

Special events include Gala, The Autism Open, KiteFlite Parade & Festival, Paddle Tournament, Trunk or Treat, and other pop-up family events, mutual aid projects and fundraisers. Help with event preparation, auction item procurement, event day set-up, sales and more. Contact us to volunteer for a fundraiser or other special event.

Awareness Ambassador

Community outreach and education are key to raising awareness and promoting opportunities for those with autism. We are always seeking Student, School, and Parent Ambassadors to represent and share information on behalf of AutismUp in the community.


Program Creation
Do you or your organization offer a complimentary service that aligns with the mission of AutismUp? We should talk! We love partnering and collaborating to provide classes and workshops that help lift families with autism up. Contact us.

Full Life Academy Guest Instructor

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. Contact Jeanne Ricigliano, jricigliano@autismup.org to learn more.

Business Advisory Council

Are you a local business that would like to partner to develop opportunities for inclusion within your workplace and provide career exploration for adult students with autism in our Full Life Academy? We are seeking change-makers to help create opportunities for practical learning that leads to meaningful community engagement and potential employment in 2024 and beyond. Contact Jeanne Ricigliano, jricigliano@autismup.org or click here to learn more.

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

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