The Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake (ASBC) founded in 1976, is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to acting as a voice for all people along the Autism spectrum in the greater Baltimore area. We are a chapter of The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots Autism organization which exists to improve the lives of all affected by Autism. Most members of ASBC are parents of children and adults with Autism, but our membership also includes adults, their siblings, grandparents and other relatives in the Autism community, as well as professionals and students in the teaching and medical fields. We exist as a resource for anyone who needs help and support.
Our group meetings are FREE and open to all adults. Both members and non-members are welcome! Our virtual general meetings are held weekly on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. These groups bring together a network of parents, caregivers, Autistic individuals and professionals in order to provide the local Autism community with support, information, and community.
In addition to our monthly general group meetings, a group exclusively for adults who experience Autism meets virtually every Thursday night at 9:00 pm. Our in-person social events have begun. Be sure to get on our email list to receive timely information about our events.
Membership ($15/year) in ASBC includes:
- A monthly e-newsletter detailing upcoming seminars, meetings, social events, as well as legislative and educational information.
- Up to $100 per year in scholarship money for members to attend conferences and workshops of their choice.
- Opportunities for social and recreational family outings at little or no cost for our members
The ASBC also provides and organizes:
- A dedicated phone line manned by volunteers to help answer questions and provide information to the community.
- Honestly Autism Day – an annual event in April for parents and professionals brought to the community by the Partnership Project which is a collaboration between the ASBC and Baltimore County Public Schools’ Office of Special Education. The day is dedicated to increasing understanding and awareness with nationally recognized speakers, vendors of Autism related products and services from across the state and featuring a panel of teens sharing their unique experiences with Autism.
Our national organization, The Autism Society, offers additional support and resources. We strongly urge our members to become members of National as well.
Annual Report 2020