Taking Care of Our Community: A Focus on Mental Health and Well-being

The Autism Society wants to remind us that September is National Suicide Prevention Month and National Bullying Prevention Month, especially as many of us return to busy school and holiday schedules. ASBC wants to share several resources that can provide both help and understanding around these subjects that impact our community:

National Suicide Prevention Month

National Bullying Prevention Month

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!

Thank You To Our Donors

ASBC would like to give a heart-felt thank you to the Berman family and all the generous donors that have donated to us in memory of Avery Berman to this date. May his memory be a blessing.

Cindy Becker

Denise Zumwalt

Barbra Leigh (Katz) and Earl Rosenberg

Julie Lengele

Dori Grasso

Sara Egorin-Hooper

Michelle Landrum

Adrienne Pier

Melissa Rosenberg

The Carling Family

Rita Kennedy

The Payne Family

Helen Shafer

Kira Dolcimascolo

Sophie Shrader

Kevin and Lynn Oliner

Jennifer Gordon

Alex Barenblitt

Carol and Michael Schwartz

Harry and Martha Tischler

Kari & Mark Schlossberg and family

Marla, Marc & Zack Minkove

Bridget, Philip, Morgan &

Kyle Pettebone

Susan Tischler

Robert Sorochen

Robin Brice

Caren Wilder

Toby Goodman

Irene Herman

Carol Ridge

Martha J. Nichols

Heather Thoms-Chesley

Brion, Beth & Lily Weintzweig

Local Events & Programs

Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run Returns!

Join us on Saturday, October 1, 2022 for the Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run. Our goal this year is to raise $125,000 to help serve the Maryland Autistic community. The walk will take place at Centennial Park in Howard County Maryland. For more information and to register today, please click here:

If you are a business owner or entrepreneur looking for a great way to get involved with the community, consider sponsoring the event! Click here to sponsor:

ASBC Back to School Haircuts on

Sunday, September 18th!

Rich Mariano of Richie's Barbershop, LLC will be providing free haircuts to our ASBC members on Sunday, September 18th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at their location at 2236 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21231. Thank you again, Mr. Mariano, for providing such a great service to our community!

Be on the lookout for the membership sign-up email next week!

Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake Gives Back!

Several ASBC members answered the call to relieve the summertime blood shortage by making a blood donation at the American Red Cross White Marsh Donation Center (check out one of our fearless leaders, Board Co-President John Barnes, in the photo below!). We also donated shirts to CSAAC of Maryland as well as to Trellis Services. ASBC gives back and encourages others to be the connection through acts of service to the greater Baltimore metropolitan community. 

Sensory Sundays at the B&O


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, September 27th @ 7:00pm

Parent / Caregiver Discussion Group

A supportive environment to meet other parents and share

Next Meeting

Tuesday, September 20th @ 7:00pm

Autistic Adult Discussion Group

Every Thursday @ 9:00pm

For Autistic Adults (18+) Only

A casual, neurodiverse space to connect and share