June 27, 2019
The ASBC News

Here's a chance to enjoy some good food, good drink and good company, and to support ASBC in the process! On Wednesday, July 17th (all day), we will be having a fundraiser at the Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille in Hunt Valley .

Just click the flyer (right), print it, and present it when you get there!
On behalf of the families we support,


ASBC Monthly
Support Group Meetings

Note: As the first Thursday of July is the Fourth of July,
 there will be no support group meeting in July!

But support group will be back on August 1st . . .

Join us on the first Thursday of each month
at 7:00 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Conference Room
at Mt. Washingto n 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.

The Adult Autism Resource Group (AARG)
will not be meeting in July. The next meeting will be Tuesday, August 13th.

Happy Fourth of July!
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:

Planet Fitness
TEEN Summer Challenge!

Here's a terrific opportunity for teens to stay fit this summer.
Teens ages 15+ can sign-up and use the facilities at Planet Fitness!

-reprinted with permission from the Parents Place of Maryland May/June Newsletter
Asperger’s Are Us
Thursday, August 29 th 7 pm
$15 (+$3 if purchased at the door)
$12 for Creative Alliance members
For Tickets & More Information: https://www.creativealliance.org
  Asperger's Are Us is the first comedy troupe consisting of openly autistic people. As they say, “We're not a charity and we're not poking fun at Asperger's. We're absurd.” For the members of the Massachusetts sketch comedy troupe, it’s easier to associate with a faceless audience than with their own families. No matter who’s in the crowd, best friends Noah, New Michael, Jack, and Ethan have one simple mantra: “We would much rather have the audience appreciate us as comedians than people who have overcome adversity.”

Asperger's Are Us ' s 2016 visit to Baltimore was documented on HBO for a recently released docu-series, On Tour with Asperger’s Are Us. Episode #2 is all about Baltimore!
Low Intensity Support Services Grants

The Developmental Disabilities Administration’s Low Intensity Support Services (LISS) Program serves children living at home with their family and adults with developmental disabilities living in their own home in the community who are not receiving any support services from the DDA. The LISS program goal is to ensure that children and adults with developmental disabilities live happy, healthy, independent lives while being integrated into their communities across their lifespan. Below are just a few highlights:

  • It is flexible to meet the needs of children as they grow and adults as they mature across their lifespan. And;
  • Provides up to $2000 to assist eligible children and adults with developmental disabilities with purchasing eligible services and/or items to address their needs. And;​
  • Enhances or improves the quality of life, for eligible children and adults with developmental disabilities as well as promotes independence and community integration.​

The LISS Program mission is to ensure individuals and families have equality and access to short-term funding opportunities. This is achieved through a Random Selection process. The Random Selection process is an automated system that selects LISS applicants who are eligible for LISS funding.

The applications to be entered in the Random Selection process are
quick and easy to complete - definitely worth the time!

Applications are due by June 30 th !

Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer With Medical ID and Health Apps

Medical ID helps first responders access critical medical information from the Lock screen of an iDevice or Android phone without needing your pass code. They can see information like allergies and medical conditions as well as who to contact in case of an emergency . A great add to your child's smartphones; and it can support self-advocacy in young adults with disabilities too when you have them add their medications and other health conditions! You can also add information on your own phone about your child which can alert first responders to your child's condition should you be incapacitated in an accident.

To set up your Medical ID in the Health app on your iPhone:

To get the Android app: https://medicalid.app

-reprinted with permission from the Parents Place of Maryland May/June Newsletter
Free Trainings Offered at the
Center for Autism and Related Disorders

Sharing Treatment and Autism Resources (STAR) trainings provide professionals, parents, and family members of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with a comprehensive offering of current resources available on autism, as well as an overview of research-based treatment elements that have been recommended for program design and delivery in the educational system(s).
For more information and to register for these free trainings:

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 .
Support ASBC:
Thank you!