...to raise essential funds for five leading institutions so they can continue their life-changing work with families from our communities
...to provide a safe and welcoming space for people with autism and their families to enjoy a great day of cycling, fun and games
...to raise awareness of the life-long challenges those living with autism must navigate
...to have a great day cycling, meeting new and old friends and supporting deserving organizations and families
Autism is a neurobiological-based developmental disability that emerges during a child’s first three years of life. Currently, 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder in the United States. Here in New Jersey, that number is 1 in 45. Autism is more prevalent than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. Children with autism display marked impairments in communication and social relatedness, and demonstrate a restricted range of interests and behavior. Significant deficits in language and socialization may place children with autism at risk for developing severe behavior problems such as tantrums, aggression, and self-injury. Autism knows no racial, ethnic or social boundaries.
Every child with autism faces unique challenges, and every familiy affected by autism needs reliable support and expert guidance. With early intensive behavioral intervention, children with autism and their families can meet autism's challenges and reach their maximum potential.