Honestly Autism Day

Honestly Autism Day is a day devoted to understanding autism and is presented by the Partnership Project, which is a collaboration of committed volunteers from the Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake,  Baltimore County Public Schools, and the Department of Special Education at Towson University. It is held in April to celebrate Autism Awareness month.  Parents, family members, professionals and people with autism come together to listen, ask questions and learn from each other.  Experienced speakers share their knowledge of vast topics related to autism and individuals with autism give open and honest insight into their lives on the autism spectrum.  It is a positive, uplifting day filled with revelations and shared ideas.


  • The Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake
  • Baltimore County Public Schools, Office of Special Education
  • Towson University, Department of Special Education

Saturday, April 16, 2016

    • LOCATION: Radisson Hotel North Baltimore  (formerly known as the Baltimore North Plaza Hotel)  2004 Greenspring Dr.,  Timonium, MD 21093 
    •  Scholarships to attend Honestly Autism Day are available for those who need financial assistance. 


Keynote Presenter:

Dr. Barry Prizant

Barry M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP, is among the world’s leading authorities on autism, with more than forty years of experience as a scholar, researcher, and international consultant. He is an adjunct professor at Brown University and coauthor of The SCERTS Model: A Comprehensive Educational Approach, now being implemented in more than a dozen countries. Dr. Prizant has published more than 120 articles and chapters, and has received many awards including the 2014 Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2005 Princeton University-Eden Foundation Career Award in Autism, and the 2013 “Divine Neurotypical Award” of GRASP. 

Save the Date Flyer Save the Date (128)

HAD 2016 CALL FOR PAPERS IS NOW OPEN! Would you like to be a presenter at Honestly Autism Day? The Partnership committee is now accepting proposals. The deadline for submission is December 16, 2015.   HAD 2016 Call for Papers (54)  

SPARK SESSION! BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Are you implementing or creating something that is having a positive impact on the lives of individuals with ASD and/or their families? Do you want to be part of something that celebrates innovation and ignites ideas?  SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR THE SPARK SESSION!  CALL FOR SPARK SESSION PROPOSALS (19)

Honestly Autism Day is designed for an adult audience. Unfortunately because of space limitations and the length of the day, we are unable to accommodate children.

More information coming soon!

Thank You to Our 2015 Sponsors!

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Become a Vendor at HAD 2016

We are looking for autism-related vendors/exhibitors!  If you provide services, resources or sell something you think our attendees would be interested in, apply to be a vendor!  Application is subject to approval by the HAD committee.  Vendor Information HAD 2015 (518)

Stay tuned for information about entering our 2016 Express Yourself contest!

You can also support Honestly Autism Day by participating in our

PIECES OF PRIDE fundraiser!

We are raising money for Honestly Autism Day 2016, by selling PIECES OF PRIDE to celebrate and honor the person in your life who has autism: a loved one, a student, a neighbor, a friend, or anyone with autism! If you are proud of them, this is your chance to share your admiration with the community while raising money for a worthwhile event! Upon making a donation, your name and message will be transferred to a large puzzle piece which will be displayed in a place of honor at Honestly Autism Day.  We will hang the pieces for all to see and we hope the image of the thousands of our Pieces of Pride will resonate in the hearts of all who attend! Visit our fundraising website for more information and to purchase your Piece of Pride.

Also, don’t forget about our PAT ON THE BACK AWARDS to honor those for their commitment to the autism community.