The Gettysburg Eagle Riders Roll and Rock for Autism continues to bring donations to Adams County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. The organization expects with matching funds, donations from the May 11 event will raise about $10 thousand dollars to support its Gettysburg Autism programs.
YAP’s Gettysburg Autism and Developmental Disabilities Services, Supports, Education and Training program provides intensive mentoring for individuals with autism while advocating for them and their families. YAP provides tools and support systems for kids through their teens and young adulthood. YAP’s programs empower individuals with autism to realize their gifts and talents so they can fully function in their families and communities.
Before the Roll and Rock event got underway, YAP Central Pennsylvania Autism Field Support Coordinator Jennifer Williams gave guests a tour of the new family waiting room. Designed for individuals with autism who struggle with interpreting incoming sensory information, it makes visits to YAP’s offices more comfortable. The room was funded with donations from the Eagle Riders’ first Roll and Rock fundraiser, which took place in 2018.
The scenic Eagle Riders ride started at the building and concluded at Gettysburg Moose Park where the Rock after party happened with performances by Rising Tide and Rabid Assassin.
Williams and Adams YAP Programs Program Director Robert Witt shared moments from the event in this video.