It started simply in 2004 - four moms of children recently diagnosed with autism sharing information in a coffee shop. Today, AutismUp supports over 2,300 families in the Greater Rochester and surrounding areas, and is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to individuals with autism spectrum disorder, and their families. Our mission is to expand and enhance supported opportunities to improve quality of life for all ages and abilities. Autism lasts a lifetime - children with autism grow up and become adults with autism. AutismUp will be with families every step of their journey up, up & away.