1025 Commons Way

Rochester, NY 14623

Past Events
Nov 3, 2018 1st Annual Fall Creative ARTISM Festival & Food Truck Event


Event included Fine Arts and Artisan Crafts made by our areas most gifted and talented artists, jewelry makers, and others with Autism.

And the free ice cream was delicious!!

Oct 27, 2018 Autism Training: Basics for Family & Caregivers


This course was created to bring knowledge about ASD’s characteristics to individuals interested in learning more. Information contained within this course includes specific characteristics found within individuals on the spectrum, commonalities across the spectrum, as well as co-morbidity. It’s a basic course tailored to meet the needs of parents, caregivers and others interested in ASD.

Sept 8, 2018 FUN & FIT Open House

Fun day at the “CrossFit Ambition” Open House at 2147 Buffalo Road, (Westmar Plaza) Rochester, NY 14624.


Sept 18, 2017 Autism Training for Law Enforcement & Emergency Responders

Today was an great all-around learning experience and information sharing event for all involved.



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Our 2nd Annual Job Fair for Individuals with Autism/Asperger’s was held at the Memorial Art Gallery on May 31, 2017.

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Another success!  Thank you to all the businesses and services that participated and a special thanks to all the job-seekers!

April 8, 2017 Heroes on Both Sides - 5k Run


What a fantastic event this turned out to be!  Over 100 runners and walkers participated.

April 6, 2017 Autism & Artistry


October 22, 2016 Autism Awareness Community Event

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


September 13, 2015 - Autism Appreciation Day at Stokoe Farms

Our friends had Autism Appreciation Day at Stokoe Farms!


July 17,2015 - Autism Council Night at Red Wings Baseball

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!

June 12, 2015 - Dancing Under the Stars!

We celebrated the end of the school year and the beginning of the Summer at the Greece Marriott for our 2nd year!


June 6, 2015 - Family ASD Fair

The Autism Council participated in the Rochester City Schools Family ASD Fair


ASD Fair

ASD Fair

April 22, 2015 - ACR Job Fair for Individuals with Autism/Asperger's

Our 1st Annual Job Fair for Individuals with Autism/Asperger’s was held at the Memorial Art Gallery on April 22, 2015

Collen (Rochester Business Alliance) & Lawana Jones at the ACR Job Fair (April 22nd)

Collen DiMartino (Chief of Staff, Rochester Business Alliance) & Lawana Jones (Executive Director) at the Job Fair

The 2 Largest Employers in Rochester were in attendance as over 100 people participated!

April 14, 2015 - Free Cone Day @ Ben & Jerry's

Our volunteers were at R.I.T. to celebrate the annual Free Cone Day @ Ben & Jerry’s!

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Donations were collected in conjunction with the United Way for the Autism Council!

April 2, 2015 - United Nations' World Autism Day

Autism Council of Rochester joined in with several other Autism charities around the globe to recognize United Nation’s World Autism

2015 Thanks

Day by having iconic buildings in the area turn their buildings blue for a night!

March 7, 2015 - Night of Too Many Stars Telethon for Autism

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.