"Fall into the New School Year:" Enjoying the End of Summer While Preparing for School

As we enter August and the end of summer, it is also the time that our families start preparing for the upcoming school year. It may seem like a daunting task, especially when navigating an IEP and advocating for your child. The Autism Society has several great resource webpages you can find here for education: their August Resources Toolkit and Back To School: Know Your Rights, Gather Your Resources. If you want to learn more about different strategies around executive functioning, consider registering for The Executive Function Online Summit, a free 3 day summit for parents happening August 5th through the 7th: We are here to help- make sure to join our virtual support groups below and follow our Facebook page for more resources and upcoming events too:

You might notice that many of the events below are member-only and have limited tickets. 

Family membership includes:

  • Access to member-only social events
  • Up to $100 per family per year to attend Autism related workshops and conferences provided by the Charles J. Fowler, Jr. Memorial Fund
  • Access to ASBC grants and funding opportunities (for families living in Baltimore City and County)

Your membership helps the Autism Society of Baltimore Chesapeake:

  • Connect people to valuable information and resources through our phone line, website, calendar and email
  • Provide monthly groups like our virtual discussion groups for adults with Autism, and parents/caregivers
  • Provide monthly socials for those in the Autism community

Not a member yet? Don't miss out on the upcoming events below - become a member TODAY for only $10 a year, sign up here:

Make Autism Society of Baltimore Chesapeake Your Amazon Smile Charity!

It's now easier than ever to support the Autism Society of Baltimore Chesapeake - all you need to do is shop online! Make us your Amazon Smile charity organization by going to this URL: and don't forget to always shop Amazon Smile!

Local Events & Programs

Take Me Out To The Ballgame: Members-ONLY Lottery for Orioles Game on September 3rd!

LET's GO O'S!!! Our September members-only social is the Orioles game against the Oakland Athletics (A's) on Saturday, September 3rd at 7:05 PM at Camden Yards. There will be a lottery for tickets- please be on the look out for the members-only sign-up email!

Not a member yet? Sign up here:

As an added bonus, the Camden Yards' giveaway is a limited edition Baltimore Orioles jersey, pictured here!

Another Sensory Sunday at the

B&O Railroad Museum on August 14th!

Another Sensory Sunday event at the B&O Railroad Museum is around the corner on Sunday,  August 14th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM! Sensory-friendly haircuts provided by Rich Mariano of Richie's Barbershop, LLC and caricature drawings by Jerry Breen of Jerry Breen Graphic Art will be returning, along with James Creel and His Balloonery's balloon animals and other fun family activities!

Our community partners will be back to provide useful resource information and more! Look out for the registration email the week of August 8th!


The "Mane" Attraction of July: ASBC's Day at the Zoo!

Members of ASBC and Pathfinders were able to take advantage of the Maryland Zoo's first sensory day on July 24th (and also beat the heat with early admission)! It was a great day filled with excitement for members both young and old to see the animal kingdom close-up. ASBC would like to thank the Maryland Zoo for having us, and also Zespri for supplying delicious (and hairless!) kiwifruit to our community members as well!

Virtual Groups & Other Opportunities

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Upcoming ASBC Virtual Groups

Click the group name to register and receive the email reminders and login information.

General Session

An inclusive space for all adults to learn and grow in their understanding

Next Meeting

Tuesday, August 30th @ 7:00pm

Parent / Caregiver Discussion Group

A supportive environment to meet other parents and share

Next Meeting

Tuesday, August 16th @ 7:00pm

Autistic Adult Discussion Group

Every Thursday @ 9:00pm

For Autistic Adults (18+) Only

A casual, neurodiverse space to connect and share

Upcoming Paid Research Opportunity

Caregivers needed for an autism research opportunity! This study will explore emergency service use (such as; the emergency room, first responders, police) among youth with ASD.

This online study is for caregivers of youth/young adults with ASD. Caregivers are eligible if their child experiences current challenging behavior (such as aggression, etc.). Both families who have and have not interacted with emergency services are eligible to participate. You will be compensated for your time!

Please follow the link to be directed to the informed consent and begin the online questionnaire: If you have any questions, please contact the graduate student researcher, Becca Bradley at