November 26, 2019
The ASBC News
Activities of Interest to the Autism Community in Baltimore

Need Support?
Get Support!

Join us for our Monthly ASBC Support Group
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.

Questions? Contact us at

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:
Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Stephen M. Shore, Ed.D., an autistic professor of special education, and psychologist and parent Robert Naseef, Ph.D. have created a curriculum to prepare neurodiverse youth for the workplace. Their curriculum is available as a free download at

This initiative was made possible through the support of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education/ PaTTAN in collaboration with The Arc of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), and the SAP Corporation.

Self Awareness and Self Advocacy
Training Program

Now Accepting Referrals in Baltimore and Harford Counties! 

What is Self Awareness & Self Advocacy Training? 

The Self Awareness & Self Advocacy Training program through DORS is a five week program utilizing curriculum designed to empower teens with disabilities to explore areas of self awareness and promote the importance of self advocacy to enhance the overall independence and vocational opportunity of each student. During this program students will work with professional staff from The IMAGE Center to begin to engage in curriculum addressing Self Awareness & Advocacy, Disclosing Disability, Rights, Future Outlook, Transition Outlook and Utilizing Resources.

This five week program consists of two hour class sessions that take place once a week after school and is open to residents in Harford and Baltimore Counties. 

To be eligible students must be: 
  • enrolled in a secondary school (including home school or other alternative secondary education program), post-secondary education program, or other recognized educational program and has not exited, graduated, or withdrawn; 
  • at least 14 years old but less than age 22
  • have a disability documented with an IEP, 504 plan, medical records, or a doctor's note.

ENROLLING NOW! If you would like to enroll in this program please contact
Jessica Leone at  

Azure Family Concerts Baltimore for Families Living with Autism

Don't miss their next concert!

The beautiful and creative cello and piano duo of
Lavena Johanson and Judah Adashi
Sunday, January 26 th
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

Free tickets are available one month before each concert. Tickets to this concert will be available on December 26, 2019.


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. They have a wonderful monthly newsletter full of helpful tips. Highly recommended!

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!