April 6, 2019 


Delta Marriott Hotel, Hunt Valley, MD

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.

Read a series of blogs related to this year’s theme! PASSION.PERSISTENCE.PERSPECTIVE. 


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A Look Back to HAD 2018


2018 CEUs

  • Approved 6.0 contact hours for Occupational Therapists
  • Approved 6.5 contact hours for Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Approved 5.5 contact hours for Social Workers

Honestly Autism Day 2018 Printable Summary

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Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!


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LaVonnya Gardner

The 2019 LaVonnya Gardner Award for Autism Acceptance & Advocacy

This award honors the legacy of LaVonnya Gardner, an autistic woman who dedicated her life to educating the public about the joys and challenges of being autistic; wanting and working wholeheartedly to change the perception of disability.  Do you know an autistic self-advocate who is working hard in their community or school to spread autism acceptance and awareness?  Submit a nomination and if chosen, they will be recognized at Honestly Autism Day!  Nominees of all ages are welcome!

For More Information and Nomination Form


Have a chance to be a special part of Honestly Autism Day by entering the Express Yourself Contest. Stay tuned for more information!



Don’t forget about our PAT ON THE BACK AWARDS to honor those who have demonstrated their support and commitment to the autism community. Award recipients are recognized in a special way at Honestly Autism Day!