our mission

​​​​​The mission of RAIN is to enhance the social and spiritual health of individuals with Autism through creative social and recreational outlets and to help lay the foundation for building lasting relationships as well as offer support to their families and communities.

RAIN was founded by Robin Davis a single mom who has a son on the autism spectrum. After searching for recreational and social opportunities and finding very little specifically for those with a primary diagnosis of autism or other related developmental delay, Robin thought it might be good to start her own program. She and Catherine Pall, an amazing special education teacher with the same dream joined forces. Robin's oldest son, Bryan Kirby also came on board in in June 2012 Camp Free2BMe was born. The first summer started with 8 students on the autism spectrum and as they say, the rest is history!

who we are

​Spring Break Camp will be here before you know it! RAIN will be offering a Jr. Camp and Camp Free2BMe for middle and high school students.


Spring Break: 3/28-4/1/2016

 Please enroll early as we are already receiving requests!!


Cost: $325/week

Financial Assistance should be applied for NOW through the Autism Society of Central Virginia. You can find the grant application on their website!



top reasons to donate!


Why let the fun end with summer? RAIN has many social opportunities throughout the year!


  • Social Saturday is a great way to continue working on social/life skills while building lasting friendships! Social Saturdays run in 6 week blocks from September through May!
  • RAIN Friday Night Social Club
  • Night to Shine Prom
  • Spring Break Camp


We are always adding new opportunities so check back often. 


New for 2016- Junior Camp!
Junior Camp was created for our younger campers ages 6 to 12 that want the camp experience in a shorter day.


Senior Camp is for campers ages 13 and up. With a longer day these campers have the opportunity to discover Richmond by going on field trips up to four days a week!


The goal of both camps is to offer social skills and life skill lessons with peer buddies in a natural surrounding. 

Now Enrolling!Spring Break Camp

Kathleen Horner

Office Manager

KathleenHorner@RichmondAutism.Org

RAIN Social

Programs


Volunteers are key to the success of RAIN programs.Peer buddies and adult volunteers are needed all year. Whether it is a peer buddy for summer camp, a chaperone for prom or manning the RAIN booth at a fund raiser, all volunteers are needed and appreciated! Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age. If you have an interest in volunteering you can check out opportunities on our partner site, Hands on Greater RVA or give us a call! 


RAIN also works with community colleges and universities to provide internship opportunities.

  • Give because it makes you feel great!
  • Give because every bit helps!
  • Give because you think the organization is making a difference!
  • Give because it spreads like wildfire-volunteering is contagious!

Robin Davis

Founder, Executive Director

RobinDavis@RichmondAutism.Org

about us

Bryan Kirby

Co-Founder, Marketing

BryanKirby@RichmondAutism.Org

Richmond Autism Integration Network

The Summer of a lifetime for children with Autism (and so much more!)

RAIN

7250 Patterson Ave.

Richmond, VA. 23229

804-754-0000.

Info@Richmondautism.org



Catherine Pall

Co-Founder, Program Director

CatherinePall@RichmondAutism.Org

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how you can help

Camp Free2BMe