Hosted by The Irondequoit Police Department and The Autism Council of Rochester.
Building community relationships one handshake and hug at a time.
What a great day this was! Children and families living with Autism were able to interact with the police in a non-emergency and non-threatening environment.
The day included:
- tours of the Irondequoit Police Department
- opportunity to sit in a police car or 4-wheel ATV
- dress in a uniform and gear to see what the officers experience
- simulated call to 911
- an interactive station showing how fingerprints are taken
- coloring, balloons, snacks
Our Annual Family Fun Night was a success! The skies cleared up just in time for Jordan to throw out the first pitch! The RPO was in fine form and the fireworks were spectacular! If only the Red Wings had pulled out a win!
Hope you join us next year!
We celebrated the end of the school year and the beginning of the Summer at the Greece Marriott for our 2nd year!
The Autism Council participated in the Rochester City Schools Family ASD Fair
Our 1st Annual Job Fair for Individuals with Autism/Asperger’s was held at the Memorial Art Gallery on April 22, 2015
The 2 Largest Employers in Rochester were in attendance as over 100 people participated!
Our volunteers were at R.I.T. to celebrate the annual Free Cone Day @ Ben & Jerry’s!
Donations were collected in conjunction with the United Way for the Autism Council!
Autism Council of Rochester joined in with several other Autism charities around the globe to recognize United Nation’s World Autism
Day by having iconic buildings in the area turn their buildings blue for a night!
Every other year, Comedy Central has hosted the “Night of Too many Stars” Telethon in conjunction with the New York Council for Autism.
The money collected (over $4m this year) is used to fund projects around New York and the rest of the country to give children/adults with Autism the opportunities they deserve to learn, contribute and live the fullest lives possible.
While many great organizations focus primarily on autism research, the telethon, ACR &NYCA raise funds to support schools, programs and services.