Cheryl Antlitz, Founder/Executive Director's Story: 

 "Fourteen years ago, I was blessed with an amazing son.  As an excited new mom, we attended play dates, gym class, etc. however, over time I noticed that my son was not doing the same things as other children.  He was not responding to his name and he played alone spinning tires on a matchbox car while the other children played together.  At 12-months, life started to change and by 18-months, my son was diagnosed with Autism.  It was the first day of our journey on the unknown seas.  I soon became an advocate and my son's biggest fan. To this day, thirteen years later, I am still attending conferences and learning new strategies however, my son has been my greatest teacher."

RISE for Autism plans to open a center based program in 2017 to address the gap in services for older children, teens, and young adults with ASD offering:


*Individualized applied behavior analytic, social skill, and therapeutic integration
services for individuals ages 8-18

* Individual and small group service delivery

* Afterschool and weekend sessions

* Programming based on the core components for success and independence:
communication, learning behaviors, social skills, and functional academics

* Services overseen by experienced and highly trained staff

* Parent training and workshops

* Sensory friendly family events

* Psychological Services


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RISE for Autism, Inc

550 M Ritchie Hwy, 138

Severna Park, MD 21146


RISE for Autism, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization was created to provide community and professional awareness, family support and resources, financial assistance, and a lifetime continuum of therapeutic services to promote confident, competent individuals with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders.

Since 2011, RISE has implemented several programs, informational resources and services to those who fall on the Autism Spectrum. RISE has promoted programs such as PALS, provided training and consultation to local school systems, and offered year-round workshops and conferences on a variety of topics. RISE for Autism has provided over $95,000 in grant funding to local families to assist with financial burden of services and has partnered with AACPD to improve the safety of individuals in our area through address flagging, the Annual Safety Resource Fair and BE SAFE the Movie Training.

RISE for Autism was founded in 2011 by a Mom who was inspired by her son with Autism, to make a difference in the lives of individuals with Autism in our community.

RISE for Autism 550 M Ritchie Hwy, #138 Severna Park, MD 21146