2022 AutismUp KiteFlite

Join us for our favorite autism support FUNdraiser of the year!

$117,622

736 supporters

$100,000 goal

Team Member

Suzanne Hudman

$1,560

by 12 supporters

$1,500 goal

Alexander was diagnosed with Autism when he was 18 months old. He is now 18 years old and just completed 12th grade at Creekside BOCES. Over the past 18 years it has been a struggle to find ways for Alex to socially interact with peers ,and to have a community that accepts him for who he is and all the challenges that come with having Autism. My husband and I found that community through Autism Up! Our son has participated in several activities/ events at Autism Up during the past several years. We feel welcomed as a family and supported by a great staff. Autism Up is a program that provides much needed services to families that live in the world of Autism- which can seem very isolating and lonely at times. Autism Up has provided our family with a sense of “ normalcy”. We have been able to watch Alex bowling with peers, attend Halloween parties and see him jumping on a trampoline. Theses are moments that , for us, would not have been possible without the support Autism Up. Please help to support Autism Up by making a donation. Thank you😊

Team Members

Suzanne

$1,560

12 supporters

AutismUp General Team

$20,639

29 supporters

Nolan's Village

$10,351

36 supporters

From Coal To Diamonds

$3,680

48 supporters

Team Dunfey

$5,130

31 supporters

Tyler

$3,805

33 supporters

Liam's Dream Team

$4,695

26 supporters

Em and Tony Rock

$3,205

35 supporters

Team Penguin

$1,120

58 supporters

RocStars 2022

$2,645

20 supporters

Grateful Ted

$3,070

16 supporters

Bear's Brigade

$3,225

13 supporters

Event

AUG
14

KiteFlite Festival 2022

Sunday from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

In Person

Add to Calendar 2022-08-14 10:00:00 2022-08-14 15:00:00 America/New_York KiteFlite Festival 2022 10am - Gates open for AutismUp, March Team Check-In 10:30am - Opening Ceremony 10:45am - Kite Parade Led by KiteFlite Ambassadors, the Dunfey Family 11am - Rides open 11am - 3pm: Raffles, lunch, activities, and entertainment in the AU Party Pavilion Seabreeze Amusement Park<br>4600 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14622, USA

10am - Gates open for AutismUp, March Team Check-In 10:30am - Opening Ceremony 10:45am - Kite Parade Led by KiteFlite Ambassadors, the Dunfey Family 11am - Rides open 11am - 3pm: Raffles, lunch, activities, and entertainment in the AU Party Pavilion

Organizer

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AutismUp

EIN: 04-3833868

Story

Thank you for participating in KiteFlite!  If you missed the celebration, you can still show your spirit with the purchase of a commemorative t-shirt, or grab an AU stadium blanket for the chilly evenings that are upon us and when cheering from the sidelines this fall sports season!  Now available to purchase and support KiteFlite 2022!  Hurry, limited quantities remain! Click Donate & Tees button for sizes and to purchase!

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It's our 10th annual KiteFlite Family FUNdraising Challenge! What began as a kite parade, has now grown to our biggest fundraiser and family festival at Sebreeze!

Our definition of KiteFlite is:
an act of lifting families with autism up; a journey to support those with autism taken with families & friends; an opportunity to come together and march in a kite parade and celebrate at Seabreeze on August 14, 2022.

KiteFlite is unlike any other fundraiser around and we like to do things differently, including spelling. ; ) We don't actually fly kites, instead we march in a kite parade with custom-decorated team kites across the fundraising finish line! Pretty AU-some, right?

Create a KiteFlite team and begin giving back to AutismUp. All funds raised through August 14th will support the good stuff happening at AU, and help teams earn prizes, including tickets to Seabreeze on the 14th. 

AutismUp is the leading 501(c)3 autism support organization in the Greater Rochester and surrounding areas. Founded in 2004, by a small group of parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, AutismUp has grown to include more than 3,100 families.  We rely on donations to expand and enhance programs and services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, and their families, that improve quality of life.  Learn more at autismup.org.

Meet the Dunfeys, AutismUp's 2022 KiteFlite Ambassador Family 

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$100,000 goal

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AutismUp

A 501(c)(3) organization

EIN 04-3833868