What Mansion Riders have helped achieve through the Ascent Children...Julia is in her own school district learning with her peers. Jake is potty trained. Max can read and write. Conor started job training at a restaurant. Aaron can do math and in 2005 transitioned into a full day regular district program. Connor is playing sports with his brothers. Megan is dressing herself. Robert can shower on his own and is in his regular school district. Armando is speaking in sentences, danced at the Hope on the Horizon dance, and in 2006 was a featured artist at a NY gallery. Sarah started 3rd grade in her regular school district. Jamie made his BarMitzvah, Abby is making eye contact, and what better salute to Mansion Riders than this: Dan can ride his bike.
OUR CONTINUED ACHIEVEMENTS
ABOUT AUTISM & THE MANSION RIDE
Autism is the 3rd most common developmental disorder. It's more prevalent than Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis or childhood cancer, yet receives less than 5% of the funding. For a child with autism, each moment they are not taught, is a moment of opportunity for autism’s hold to tighten. According to the Autism Coalition in 2002, autism affects 1 in 250 births. In late 2004 the CDC reported that autism affects 1 in every 166 births. Today it is said to affect 1 in every 68 births and 1 in every 42 boys. Most children with autism are placed in institutions or group homes before reaching the age of 13. Ascent’s program is about long term benefits through small steps. Piece by piece, Ascent’s highly trained staff, works with each child individually. For many of Ascent’s children, some of these steps include learning to eat more than one type of food, or gaining independence in a bathroom. It can mean learning to go to bed at night, wake up in the morning, prepare a meal, or even recognizing their Mother and learning how to speak… if only to say “Mom"
All Proceeds from the Mansion Ride go to Ascent: A School for Individuals with Autism. Ascent School is a 501c3 Charity. For full details on Ascent visit
THE MANSION RIDE
Is an all volunteer run event, so every dollar goes to charity! We boast:
Perfectly spaced, well stocked rest areas with cold Power drinks and snacks focused on cyclists needs & requests.
Easy to get to with FREE parking CONVENIENT to Syosset LIRR train line
Begin and End at the same great location for added convenience
Easy to Read Road Markings and Cue Sheets Incredible Support & Gear vehicles along with traffic monitors, and help from our local police and fire depts.
Super Road Marshals & Awesome Volunteers 100% of your registration fee is donated to charity, The Ascent School for Children with Autism.
OPTIONAL FUNDRAISING (2015)
This year (2015) The Mansion Ride is teaming with some great fundraisers from another cause. Team Adwar-Newman is raising money for Ascent School for Autism AND the Diabetes Research Institute. As such there is a special question on your registration form with a fundraising option.
The Mansion Ride still gives you a “Ride with just your registration fee”-- your registration fee will go directly to Ascent School for Autism--and now IF YOU CHOOSE TO RAISE FUNDS you will be prompted with one of two options A. FUNDRAISE ONLY FOR ASCENT SCHOOL FOR AUTISM OR B.) I WANT 50 PERCENT OF MY FUNDRAISING TO GO TO THE DIABETES RESEARCH INSTITUTE.
Choose One or Choose NOT to fundraise at all.
We are The Mansion Ride, and we look forward to your participation in this great event that helps charities!!