Together We Can...

 Managing Autism Together Today, PO Box 182, Fairport, NY 14450

YNN helps MATT share the news about our 2nd Annual Autism Spectrum Connection Fair on April 20, 2013.  YNN link
Co-Founder of MATT, Kevin Schoenl had the opportunity to be interviewed on Channel 10 Roc City Tonight to promote our 1st Autism Spectrum Connection Fair April 2012

Check out the article link below. For the video segment look on the right hand side of the article page and just hit play.

Local organization to host first Autism Spectrum Connection Fair

To Purchase Raffle Tickets:

Contact a MATT Member

Order by Mail:

Please send your name, address, a contact number, and a check payable to MATT, Inc. and we will mail your tickets to you.

not need to be present at the events to win

MATT's Annual Events


5th annual
Autism Spectrum Connection Fair

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 9am-1pm

  880 Elmgrove Rd., Rochester, NY 14624

information + resources

This is a free community event that will connect parents who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with the agencies, businesses, and organizations in the Rochester, New York area that provide autism services, support, and information including:

  60 + Community Organizations/Businesses

  • Alternative communication devices
  • Childcare services and assistance
  • Early Intervention Services
  • Dental and medical care providers with experience with special needs children
  • Music, occupational, physical, and speech therapies
  • Parent advocacy and support
  • Recreational, social, & wellness activities for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families
  • And much more…

+ fun

  • Carpet Bowling
  • Bounce Houses
  • Dance performances
  • Music performances
  • Face-painting
  • Games & other activities for the children.
  • Police, Fire and Ambulance Vehicles
  • Operation Safe Child: click here for the Safe Child ID card form
  • Special Appearances from local sports teams mascots

Plenty of Prizes and Giveaways for All.

For general questions please contact Kevin Schoenl

Click here for parent/ guardian/ children free registration

To request a vendor table and registration packet please email

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Feedback from guests attending last year:

"Really enjoyed it and came away with new information that will help us better meet our daughter's needs!"

"This was a great way for my husband and I to realize that we're not alone and that there are so many others in our situation."

"Thank you for the great fair. What a wonderful job!!!! Lots of fantastic information for the parents and lots of activities for the kids. Great combination!!! I know it took a lot of hard work and for that I am very thankful!!!!"

MATT's 2nd Annual 5K for Autism

Date To Be Announce Soon

This 5K will be taking you on an exciting and fast course through the Rochester Tech Park complex. We are organizing the race in support of Managing Autism Together Today (MATT). MATT is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization located in Rochester, NY.

The 5K will be across the street from, MATT's annual Autism Spectrum Connection Fair (held at Total Sports Experience).

As a participant in this 5K, you will help MATT to help so many in our community.

Thank you so much for taking part!!

Event schedule and times

Schedule for race day:

7:00 AM- Registration opens at Rochester Tech Park

8:30 AM- 5K Begins!

9:30 AM- Award Ceremony 

MATT's 5th Annual Prize Raffle

Win a $1,000 "Create Your Own Destination Vacation" Voucher Courtesy of Carpe Diem Travel
Win four 100 Level season tickets to Rochester Rhinos 

Sharp Aquos 43" 1080p LED HDTV

Apple iPad Air 32 GB with Wi-Fi

Drawing April 18, 2015 at MATT's 4th Annual Autism Spectrum Connection Fair
Do NOT need to be present to win

MATT Family Day with the Rochester Rhinos
click for registration & details.


Enjoy the Rhinos 20th season opener in Section 127!

The Rochester Rhinos are inviting all MATT families to see the Rhinos play the New York Red Bulls
on Sunday afternoon, April 26th at a special ticket price!

Tickets for MATT families are only $10.00 each (Reg. $21.00)

Join the youth tunnel on the field to welcome the Rhinos players for introductions and following the
game you can "Meet the Rhinos" and get autographs and take pictures with your favorite players!

Simple ways to reserve your tickets:
Mail Completed Order Form:
Rochester Rhinos
Attn: MATT Family Day
460 Oak Street
Rochester, NY 14608

Phone orders:
David Cieslinski
(585) 454-3000 x111
Fax Orders: (585) 454-7000

 4th Annual
MATT-o-ween Bowling Party!

Sponsored by Managing Autism Together Today (MATT)


Empire Lanes, 2400 Empire Blvd., Webster, NY 14580

October 18th, 2015 

(MATT-O-WEEN ) at AMF Empire Lanes in Webster. 

We will have 36 lanes reserved for our MATT families to enjoy for two hours.

As a parent of a child with autism, I know that wearing costumes are trial and error, and neighborhood trick or treating does not always work out as we plan. So we are bringing that opportunity to AMF Empire Lanes on October 18, 2015 from 11am to 1pm.

This can be practice for the big night and/or an opportunity to enhance social skills among our families affected by autism.  Your child can to go from lane to lane trick or treating, with or without a costume, or just come out and try bowling.

Costumes and participation in trick or treating are completely optional.

Open to families with children with autism spectrum disorders and their siblings. Parent/guardian supervision required.

***MATT volunteers will provide little treat stations throughout the lower facilty.  Once everyone has arrived and settled into their lanes (around 12pm) we will begin the Trick or Treating.

Please join us for a fun filled MATT-O-WEEN!

  Click here to register for MATT-o-ween

Click Here for a printable flyer


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2015 Sponsorship Opportunities:

click here to download sponsorship letter

We are currently looking for individuals, businesses, and organizations

that may be interested in becoming an annual MATT sponsor:

Your annual donation/sponsorship can directly help us achieve our mission to make it easier for families to locate and use the community resources that are available to their special needs children in the Greater Rochester New York area so that these children can live happy, healthy, and productive lives.  Your contribution will help us continue to provide services and events including:
  • 4th Annual Autism Spectrum Connection Fair April 18, 2015: Local resource fair with 70 + organizations/businesses combined with a special needs children’s festival. Last year 1000 people attended this event.
  • MATT's 2nd Annual 5K for Autism:
  • Tough Mudder Challenge July 2015.  MATT has entered a team to compete in this challenge which will have 25 + military style obstacles over a 10-12 mile course designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. An extreme event to support those with extreme circumstances.
  • 4th Annual MATT-o-ween Bowling Event to help advance social skills and let kids have a fun, safe trick-or-treating experience
  • Monthly Family and Parent Support:  Family Fun Night, Mom’s Night Out, & Dad’s Night Out
  • Continue to expand MATT’s website to connect families to local resources and events that provide autism services and support,
  • Further MATT’s mission to open a local autism center
Sponsorship levels can include donating goods or services that we may use in our raffles, auctions, and door prizes, food, beverages, and/or a financial donation to our organization.


Logo displayed on:

-event program/invitations
-Signage for  Fair

-Signage for 5K
- Fair T-shirts

-5K shirts
-MATT brochures

  • Individual signage at 5K start



Logo displayed on:

-event program/invitations
-Signage for  Fair

-Signage for 5K
- Fair T-shirts

-5K shirts



Logo displayed on:

-even program

-Signage for      Fair

-Signage for 5K

  • Name on Fair




Logo displayed on website

 Name displayed on Signage for Fair & 5K


- Name listed on:

- website

-Signage for Fair

*Our annual sponsors will be recognized at MATT's Autism Spectrum Connection Fair, 5K for Autism, & MATT-o-ween

Please contact us for more information about sponsoring MATT’s events.

Click here to donate or sponsor via PayPal or credit card

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It’s time for The TOUGH MUDDER Challenge!

"MATT's Tough Mudders for Autism"

Life for those affected by autism can be extremely challenging at times.  Trying to balance work, home, therapists, school districts, doctor appointments, medications, sleep issues, food issues, sensory issues, family, friends, and social challenges!   Just to name a few...

MATT is going to extreme measures to show our support for our local families facing challenges associated with autism.

MATT has entered two teams in the next Tough Mudder event coming to the area on July 12 & 13, 2014, "MATT's Tough Mudders for Autism"

Join and/or support our team!  Challenge your physical and mental toughness and raise money to support and benefit local families facing their own extreme challenges.

Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, half a million inspiring participants... Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.” This challenge will have 25 + military style obstacles.

What would you be willing to do
to assist families affected by autism?

This is a unique opportunity to get healthy, build camaraderie, and raise money for a great cause. Thank you very much for your participation!

July 12th and 13th, 2014:
Tall Pines ATV Park, 1812 Jones Road, Andover, NY 14806

Participants must register for the Upstate NY” event directly with Tough Mudder:   At the beginning of the registration process, click on: register to join existing team.  Search our team name is called “MATT’s Tough Mudders for Autism”. 
  1. Every registered team member will receive a MATT team shirt to wear at the event.
  2. We will announce optional group training opportunities and/or team gatherings when they are scheduled
  3. Kevin Schoenl, President  & Founder of MATT, Inc., will distribute the fundraising packet to all of our registered team participants.  (Fundraising is not required to join MATT’s team)
  4. Participants may start collecting pledges as soon as they receive the pledge sheets. Please contact Kevin Schoenl with any potential business/corporate sponsors.  MATT, Inc.  may already have a relationship or sponsorship arrangement with them.

We are hoping to make this fundraiser the most interesting and unique way to advance MATT’s mission.

Please contact Kevin Schoenl for questions and/or sponsorship information.

Together We Can...

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2013 Golf Tournament to benefit MATT

Friday August 2, 2013 9am

Blue Heron Hills Golf Course
1 Country Club Drive
Macedon, New York 14502

  • 18 Hole Scramble Tournament: 9am Registration,
  • 10am shotgun start
  • Includes golf, cart, and dinner immediately following play
  • Opportunities to win prizes
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Closest to the pin
  • Longest drive
  • Low Team Score

Join us for your opportunity to play golf at a great course
while supporting a great cause!

Click Here to Register

Please contact  Kelly Flaherty with any questions at 716-474-3253
or email:

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