Autism Support Group Meetings
Our autism support group meets the first Thursday of every month throughout the year. We meet in the 3rd floor board room of Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, 1708 W. Rogers Avenue, 21209.
Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. with announcements about upcoming activities and brief introductions by our attendees, always including something positive that has occurred in the previous month. Some months we have a speaker or speakers; other months are simply round-table discussions of issues we all face in dealing with autism. Ample time is allowed for questions and follow-up discussion, as well as further opportunity for group support and socialization. Light refreshments are available along with informative handouts. Our extensive lending library is also available on meeting nights. Support group is open to all interested adults – childcare is not available, and some topics may not be appropriate for youngsters.
Our members include parents, siblings, grandparents, professionals and students. Anyone whose life is impacted by autism and who wants to learn more is welcome.
If you are unable to join us in person, teleconferencing is available. Click here
Support Group Teleconferencing Instructions (pdf) for instructions on how to join the meeting by simply calling in.
If Baltimore County public schools are closed or close early due to weather, our chapter meeting will not be held. To check the status of Baltimore County Public Schools, visit www.bcps.org.
Directions to Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital:
Google interactive map with personalized driving directions
From North of Baltimore:
Take the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) to the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83) South. From I-83, take the Northern Parkway exit, 10B West. Make a right turn off the exit ramp and make an immediate right turn onto West Rogers Avenue (the first street off the exit ramp). Go north on West Rogers Avenue; the hospital is on the right.
From Baltimore and South:
Take the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83) North to the second Northern Parkway exit, 10B West. Turn right onto West Rogers Avenue (the first street off the exit ramp). Go north on West Rogers Avenue; the hospital is on the right.
For public transportation use the MTA Trip Planner to find Bus and Light Rail connections.
Adult Autism Resource Group (AARG)
The Adult Autism Resource Group (AARG) is a work-group of ASBC. We are parents of transition age youth and adults with autism spectrum disorders and the professionals who work with them. We provide information about living and work options currently available for adults with ASD, however our goal is to work towards improvement in the capacity and quality of services in Maryland. AARG is not a support group, but we learn from and support each other. This sub-group of ASBC meets at the home of Ellen Feifarek, 508 Hampton Lane on the second Tuesday of every month from 7 – 9 pm. If you’d like to attend our meetings or join our email distribution list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent to Parent Discussion Series:
A Small Group Discussion Series for Parents of Teenagers
on the Spectrum
This discussion series provides an opportunity to build friendships and extend your support network, gain information and resources from fellow parents, and help others by sharing your experience. The group meets on Sunday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for six weeks.
For more information Fall 2015 Parent to Parent Series (pdf)
Support Programs for Siblings of Autistic Children
Sibshops of Maryland
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
1708 West Rogers Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209
This unique program is designed to provide peer support for 8-13 year-old siblings of children with special needs. The group activities provide a forum for questions and discussion in dealing with the many issues of having a special needs brother or sister. They occur various times throughout the year and there is a nominal charge. Scholarships are available. Registration is required. To find out more about the Sibshops Program and meeting times, please call 410-578-5169.