October 2, 2019
The ASBC News

ASBC Support Group
Meets Thursday Evening, October 3rd

Join us on the first Thursday of each month
at 7:00 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Conference Room
at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital,
1708 W. Rogers Avenue, Baltimore 21209.

Our support group is open to parents, family members, friends and individuals on the autism spectrum who want to share and learn
from each other. No RSVP required. Just drop in.

Note that the Adult Autism Resource Group
will not be meeting this month
but will resume second Tuesday of the month meetings on  
Tuesday, November 12th at 6:30 p.m.
AARG meets at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation.
For more information, visit our  website !

In November , our support group will feature a presentation by Chelsea Whitaker, OTR/L, Founder & COO of Taking the Lead , a non-profit organization which helps children and adults with disabilities gain independence, build self-confidence, and learn to function at their highest levels through the use of therapeutic horseback riding and service dogs.

For a complete listing of activities of interest
to the autism community in the Baltimore area,

Check out our Calendar of Events
Other Upcoming Events and Opportunities:
Final B&O Railroad Museum Sensory Day of 2019
Features Special Guest!

October 20th
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for this special event to wrap up our 2019 Sensory Days. Andy Fletch, a published train illustrator, will be on site doing live drawing demonstrations as well as giving a drawing lesson to all of our Sensory Day guests. Andy is on the spectrum himself and feels very passionately about giving back to the community.

The B&O is proud to offer Sensory Friendly Days for children and guests with Autism Spectrum Disorders and sensory processing differences. The museum will open one hour early to accommodate our guests and their families. This more accessible museum experience features added signage and modified lighting and sounds, as well as the presence of additional volunteers and staff to support visitors throughout their stay. If smaller crowds, specialized activities, less sound and light stimuli, and a designated quiet room will make it easier for you or your child to explore all that the B&O has to offer, this is the day for you!

Event is free with general admission.

To RSVP and receive a specialized sensory story, please contact Rebecca Funk at rfunk@borail.org .

"When a flower doesn't bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower."

~ Alexander den Heijer
Taking the Lead is a non-profit located in northern Baltimore County that works with individuals of all abilities by using trained animals to develop skills that lead to success in the community and vocationally. Check out their programs at www.takingthelead.org
Sunday Fun for Kids with Sensory Needs
at the Perry Hall Branch
of the Baltimore County Public Library
Sunday, November 17th

Before branch hours, a special event for kids with sensory needs or other differing abilities with their parents, caregivers and families. Play video games, enjoy extra computer time, create themed crafts, enjoy a sensory story time, explore the Sensory Exploration Zone, hang out with your friends, make new friends and more! Doors open for this program at 12 p.m. and the branch opens at 1 p.m., but the fun continues for kids with special needs until 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 410-887-5195.

The Perry Hall branch also features Sensory Story Time Saturdays at
10 a.m. on the first Saturday of every month and a Sensory Social for Teens at 5 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.

The Parents' Place of Maryland helps families obtain education and health care services for their children with disabilities; works to improve education and health care for all children; trains and informs parents and professionals on a variety of topics; and connects children with disabilities to community resources that address their needs.

Join the Autism Society of Baltimore Chesapeake -
Only $10 per year for the whole family!
 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 Fowler, Sr. Memorial Fund

Your membership helps the Autism Society of Baltimore Chesapeake

  • Connect people to valuable information and resources through our phone line, website, calendar and info@ email
  • Provide monthly support groups for all those affected by autism
  • Provide monthly socials for those in the autism community

To join ASBC or to renew your membership online, click Here !

The Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake is improving the lives of all affected by autism. We impact the lives of children, adults, families, and professionals in Baltimore City and Baltimore County through:

  • Support groups
  • Social and community connections
  • Information and resources
  • Networking
  • Public awareness

ASBC is an affiliate of the Autism Society .
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