My 108 Mile Bike Ride for Autistic Adults

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I'm biking 108 miles in 1 day from DC to Delaware -- raising job-training money for autistic adults.


raised by 56 people

$5,000 goal

Final Update - Countdown: 12 Hours

Update posted 7 years ago

Thank you so MUCH!

A lot has transpired in the past few weeks.  First, Razoo wrote a really cool blog post about this fundraiser.  Second, Expandability made this really cool video about them and the ride.  Totally worth watching.  Third, I'm super close to my goal, thanks again for your support.  Finally, I did 92 miles on Sunday, getting over to Annapolis and up to BWI and back to DC.  

The weather forecast isn't great, but it looks possible to beat out the rain that morning in DC.  I'll  try to send a link with my live progress if you wanna follow along.  

Thanks again for your support, means a lot to me and to the great folks at Expandability.

I'm riding my bike for my autistic friends

I'm riding my trusty road bike from DC to Delaware to raise awareness and support for a really cool program helping train and place autistic adults into high-paying, challenging and fulfilling careers. It needs your help to go nationwide, and it's 100% tax deductible.

On a friend's sage advice, your tax-deductible funds will help Expandability (a program of Goodwill of Silicon Valley) provide training, employment opportunities, and post-employment support for autistic adults.    

Autism Advantage is a really good idea

That friend of mine is working with Autism Advantage, two partners with a fresh approach to training and developing quality career positions in the IT industry for autistic people.  Expandability provides the soft-skills training and BuzzHero does the technical training and provides employer and employee support services once hired.   Autism Advantage is looking to grow across the country, and for now helping Expandability is the best way to make that happen.

tHe facts about autism

Autism is often misunderstood, and you might not know what it really means. The term refers to a diverse set of individuals who possess a wide range of skills and personality traits.

It might not surprise you to learn that that 85% of autistic people of working age are unemployed. But did you know that about 50% of people with autism do not have a cognitive impairment?

That means with the proper training and support, individuals on the spectrum can be a great asset within the workforce, helping to develop systems and solutions from a unique and innovative perspective.  

It's true, many autistic adults need intensive support to get by; and some of them wouldn't succeed in a program like Autism Advantage.  Not every autistic person can jump into a job at an SAP, Microsoft, Symantec, or a hot new startup.  But with the right training and support, many can.  Autism Advantage has helped dozens already and is poised to do more; and, with your support, Expandability is ready to help any disabled person achieve their career goals and live to their full potential.


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Organized By Kenneth DeGraff

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