Family Activities

ASBC Socials for 2023

Our monthly social program has been limited due to COVID, but we are looking for ways we can gather safely and re-connect! If you know of activities/venues for ASBC socials, please send your suggestions to [email protected].

For more information about social events or to inquire if your membership is current, contact us at [email protected]. To become a member, click on the “Get Involved” tab at the top of our home page, click “Become a Member” and pay via PayPal after completing the registration form (PayPal accepts standard credit cards for payment – you do not have to have a PayPal account to pay).

Making Autism Work in the Community Day: A Not So Typical Resource Fair! April 8th

Making Autism Work in the Community Day

ASBC is partnering with Coppin State University on “a not so typical resource fair” on Saturday, April 8th from 9:00am to 3:00pm. This event is dedicated to creating spaces for connections and information sharing to facilitate neurodiversity acceptance and inclusion. The fair will highlight job opportunities, resume building, resources, a community forum, and many engaging activities like a VR demo and a softball game!

Register today at the following link:

GET CONNECTED: Special Needs Resources Fair

Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

St. Elizabeth School

The Get Connected: Resources Fair will bring together Central Maryland families who are looking for services, products, and/or agencies. Whether you are looking for resources or looking to participate as an exhibitor, you will benefit from this one-stop informative event.

The Special Needs Resource Fair, hosted by St. Elizabeth School, brings together therapists, experts, consultants, products, and services that foster happy, healthy, and productive lives for those with special needs. Our goal is to connect families with special needs to the many resources available—whether it’s information on speech therapy, sensory integration, summer camps, assistive technology devices, advice on estate planning, and more.

CLICK HERE to learn more and REGISTER as an attendee or exhibitor!

St. Elizabeth's School Resource Fair

Sensory Sundays at the B & O

Sensory Sundays continue in 2023!

To support our neurodivergent visitors, the B&O Railroad Museum is dedicating the first Sunday in February, April, June, August, and October to Sensory Awareness. These day will include environmental accommodations (no music, low lighting, quiet areas, increased signage for areas with sound effects), as well as sensory-friendly events (kids craft, train ride and tour) and resources (sensory kits, social stories, and community table).

Feb. 5 – Frosty Fantasy
Sensory Activity: Sensory Lap Pads
Sensory-Friendly Tour: From Slavery to Civil Rights

Apr. 2 – Spring Spectacular
Sensory Activity: Coffee Filter Flowers
Sensory-Friendly Tour: The War Came by Train

Jun. 4 – Fun in the Sun!
Sensory Activity: Puffy Paint Pictures
Sensory-Friendly Tour: Technology Changes

Aug. 6 – Under the Sea
Sensory Activity: Water Exploration
Sensory-Friendly Tour: Fueling America’s Railroads

Oct. 1 – Awesome Autumn
Sensory Activity: Silly Putty
Sensory-Friendly Tour: Iron War Horses



Sensory Friendly Films are Back!

AMC Theatres (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by Autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis with the “Sensory Friendly Films” program.

In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements will be shown before the movie. Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing – in other words, AMC’s “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is questioned.

Sensory Friendly Films in Baltimore

AMC Loews White Marsh 16
8141 Honeygo Blvd. White Marsh, MD 21236

2023 Schedule of Movies

Wednesday Films (for mature audiences) usually start at 7:00 pm, Saturday Films (family-friendly)  usually start at 10:00 am, but check with the theater before attending as sometimes there are changes!

Wednesday, March 22 – Creed III
Saturday, March 25 – Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Here is a social story to read with your child about going to the movies:

Download (DOC, 69KB)

*SF Films are also showing at the AMC Theatre in Columbia.
10300 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044

and at the AMC Theatre in Owings Mills:
10100 Mill Run Circle
Owings Mills, MD 21117