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Upcoming Events & News:
"one piece at a time" Autism Awareness Walk

Welcome to the CNY Autism Society's 10th annual "one piece at a time" Autism Awareness Walk! Supported by Kohl's Autism and Related Disorders Program of Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital

What to do: There will be family-friendly activities at the Park for walkers to enjoy, vendor tables to visit with opportunities to network, awareness items available to purchase, and light refreshments will be available. This walk route is disability-accessible.

How to participate: Create your own team of friends and family to participate in support of autism, or register to walk solo. Walkers also have the opportunity to help support community programs for individuals with autism. Contributions can be made online via the CNY Autism Society's Firstgiving site. Fundraising is not a requirement to participate in the Walk; there is no fee to participate. As always, our main goal is to raise awareness of autism and its related disorders in our community. Monies raised will enable our organization to continue to enrich our community with collaborative summer programming, recreational opportunities, and assistance to families seeking supports/therapies. Any additional questions can be answered by emailing us at We look forward to seeing you there!

To register, go to:

Summer 2015 Programs

The CNY Autism Society is hosting an iCan Ride Bike program during the week of July 13 – July 17, 2015 at Bishop Ludden High School in Syracuse, NY.

The mission of iCan Ride is to teach individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle and become lifelong independent riders. This achievement, in turn, creates a gateway of opportunity, helping them gain assurance and self-reliance in many other aspects of their lives.

This is an adaptive bicycling program. For many individuals with disabilities, mastering riding a bicycle can be a seemingly impossible task; however, with this camp, they can typically master it in less than a week’s time.

This camp opportunity is open to participants who are at least 8 years of age with a disability. In support of the CNY Autism Society’s mission, priority will be given to those campers with a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder. If all spots are not filled, we will then open registration up to all campers with a disability. Camp sessions are 75 minutes in length Monday thru Friday; there are both daytime and evening sessions available.

There is a fee of $50 for participants with autism. For campers without an ASD diagnosis, the fee is $200 to offset camp costs.

Volunteers are also needed for this exciting opportunity to spot participants alongside the bikes.

For more information and/or to register and/or volunteer for this camp, please email or call 315-447-4466.

More information coming soon about our 6-week inclusive summer camps.

Camillus Police Department Golf Tournament supports CNYASA  

We would like to extend a big thank you to the Town of Camillus Police Department for hosting its 2014 Autism Invitational on Sunday, September 7, at the Camillus Country Club to support our CNY Autism Society. Many thanks to the following hole sponsors and donors of raffle items:

Hole Sponsors:

  • Camillus PBA
  • Harold C. Brown
  • Syracuse PBA
  • Precision Lawn & Snow
  • MacSource Communications, Inc.
  • Pies Guys
  • Kianka & Zollo, CPAs PC
  • Manlius PBA
  • Carl Richardson Blown Insulation & Painting
  • The O'Dell Family
  • Duncan Martial Arts Academy
  • Award Winning Landscapes
  • Auburn PBA
  • S.U. Dept. of Public Safety
  • Onondaga Sheriff OCSPA
  • Key Bank, Camillus Branch
  • Camillus Police Secretarial Staff
  • John & Heather LaFratta
  • Geddes PBA
  • Solvay PBA
  • The Deskin Family
  • Linda Mulherin, PGA Master Professional
  • The Roofing Guys

Raffle Donors:

  • Lowe's
  • Pies Guys
  • Syracuse University Lacrosse Program
  • Camillus Police Department
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Post Etc
  • Home Depot
  • Lemoyne College Lacrosse Program
  • Munro Muffler
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Limp Lizard

Many, many thanks for organizing this fantastic event and for your support!!

Thank you to John's Auto Care!  

Many, many thanks to John's Auto Care (2045 Milton Ave. in Solvay), who recently presented CNY ASA with a $1,000 check from the sale proceeds from its coffee tumblers, which are now sold out! We are so grateful for John's continuous support of our organization and mission. Look up and like John's on Facebook!


Help support CNY ASA by purchasing jewelry!

Lennon's Autism Jewelry

Lennon's Jewelers a local jeweler to the CNY area has developed an Autism line of jewelry at the request of many families. Tom McLaughlin's designs and his story behind his "Hands with puzzle pieces" can be found at He has custom pieces starting at $ 49, a portion of all proceeds is donated back to autism awareness.

Please when purchasing an item mention you are from CNYASA and the portion from your sale will be donated to this organization.

CNY ASA is excited to be amongst the charities benefiting from the Embrace the Difference Initiative. The Embrace the Difference symbol was created to promote acceptance, as well as to raise funds for organizations that work to make this vision a reality. A portion of the proceeds of each item purchased from the Embrace the Difference jewelry line can now be donated to our local chapter. Each purchase is accompanied by a donation card with a unique code, to be redeemed online, where the recipient can choose the participating charity of their choice to benefit. These items are produced and available exclusively at Reeds Jewelry Stores, one being located in DeWitt. To learn more about this program, visit


CNY ASA Spectrum Support now has a Facebook Group!

Post topics of interest and get real-time feedback from others in the CNY autism community! You must request to join the group, and unless you are a member, you cannot read or post in the group. Information is private from the general Facebook population.

Spectrum Support is a peer-to-peer service for parents, caregivers and professionals of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, seeking support and peer guidance throughout their journey, now and into the future. You don't need to be a member of CNY ASA to be a member of this group, so please spread the word and join us!


2013 Giving

Please remember CNY ASA as you plan your charitable giving. The Autism Society of America is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and CNY ASA is an associate member Chapter in good standing. Your donations are greatly appreciated and will help our local Chapter continue to make a positive impact in our community. Donations can be sent to: CNY ASA, 4465 E. Genesee St, PMB 252, DeWitt, NY 13214-2242.

In addition, if your company participates in United Way giving, please consider writing in CNY ASA as your organization of choice. Thank you!


Autism Society Publications

Click on the title below to view these informative resource materials!

CNY ASA is on Facebook!

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Get Involved!

CNY ASA is looking for volunteers for our Awareness, Fund Development and Programming Committees as well as individuals who may be interested in joining our Board to promote our mission, brainstorm ideas, and make a difference in our community.
If you would like more information, please e-mail us with your area of interest at

Raise Money for CNY ASA by GoodSearching!

You can help raise money for CNY ASA every time you search the Internet or shop online. is a search engine that donates half its revenue to the charities its users designate. You use it just as you would any search engine, and it's powered by Yahoo!, so you get great results. is a new online shopping mall which donates a percentage of each purchase to your favorite cause. More than 100 stores have teamed up with GoodSearch and every time you place an order, you'll be supporting CNY ASA. Just go to and be sure to enter Autism Society of America - Central New York Chapter as the charity you want to support.
And, be sure to spread the word!

The Central New York Chapter of the Autism Society of America (CNY ASA) serves the Central NY region. We are a group of parents and professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with autism in our community and beyond. We hold monthly meetings at The Jowonio School in Syracuse on various topics relating to Autism, and do our best to educate the local community about Autism in general.

If you reside in the Syracuse area, please call 315-447-4466 or email at:

For more information on Autism, visit the National ASA website at:

Additional Local Resources

For more information on our Central New York community and additional resources, visit and



The CNY ASA is committed to assisting families affected by autism, reaching out to the community to promote awareness, disseminate information and provide educational and recreational programming. The CNY ASA seeks to combine efforts with complementary organizations to positively impact the lives of individuals living with an autism spectrum disorder.



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