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. Will you please help? AutismUp will host KiteFlite 2019, our 7th annual, family-friendly, FUNdraising Parade, Festival & Expo, on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Seabreeze Amusement Park in Rochester, New York. What could be more fun? Would you like to be a part of it? All proceeds from KiteFlite 2019 remain local and benefit the expansion of AutismUp programs and services. Get involved by creating a kite parade march team with a fundraising goal and challenge your friends and family to help you #GoFlyaKite with a donation to your team. You'll earn prizes along the way that include commemorative event t-shirts, VIP event passes and other perks! Walk in the Kite Parade and celebrate the end of the fundraising challenge at Seabreeze on August 18th. Support reaches beyond our organization and throughout the community. We’d love to count on you to help us raise $100,000 to provide specialized resources for individuals with autism, further awareness, promote ongoing support opportunities, and help our children with autism maximize their potential. Thank you for lifting families with autism UP!