Autism Awareness
Ride For Autism is proud of where the money that we raise goes.   
Your donations help put on  events, social activities, etc. for Autistic
children and their families.

Without your donations it will be harder for these organizations to help
provide a better "Quality of Life".
To learn more about Autism, please visit the following websites.
Autism is a complex disability that typically appears
during the first three years of life. The result of a
neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the
brain, autism and it's associated behaviors have been
estimated to occur in 1 in 86 individuals and is more
common than Down's Syndrome. Four times more
prevalent in boys that girls, autism knows no racial,
ethnic or social boundaries. Over half a million
individuals in the U.S. have some form of autism; which is
currently the third most common developmental
disability. The spectrum includes diagnosis of  Pervasive
Development Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, and
PDD-NOS.

Autism can be a severely handicapping disorder and is
as individual as fingerprints. No two people exhibit the
same degree of difficulties. The ability to  communicate is
often limited and deficiencies in social interaction and
reasoning skills are also often present. Incorrectly
thought to be mental illness, there are many facets to
this often puzzling disorder.

Please assist the MCC/ASA and Autism Connections in it's
members in achieving our goal to increase awareness of
autism within the community and to improve the quality
of life for those affected by autism and their families