Meetings & Groups

We can’t get together in person but we can be
TOGETHER 

A P A R T ! 

 

November Groups:

Parent/Caregiver Discussion Group
A supportive environment to meet
other parents and share!

Meets the third Tuesday of each month via Zoom.

Tuesday, November 15th, at 7:00 pm
Click HERE to register for this month’s parent/caregiver group.

 

General Session
An inclusive space for all adults to learn and
grow in their understanding!

Meets the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm via Zoom.

Tuesday, November 29th, at 7:00pm
Click HERE to register for this month’s general session.


Weekly Group For Autistic Adults (18+) Only

A casual, neurodiverse space to connect & share!

Meets Every Thursday at 9:00 pm via Zoom

Click HERE to register.

 

 

 


 

Click HERE to view the recording and for information & resources shared during the discussion!


Can’t participate in an online group? We’ve created a place to house all of the resources and tips shared during the online chats!  Check out this cool space HERE!

 


 

The in-person meetings below have been postponed until further notice.

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.

Attendees include parents, self-advocates, family members and professionals. Anyone who wants to learn more is welcome.

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. 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.

Because of the large number of requests we receive from University students to observe our support group meetings, we ask that those students who are contemplating attending meetings send a request, in advance, to [email protected].  We hope to ensure appropriate meeting dynamics by limiting the number of students in attendance.

Many meetings during the year include Breakout Sessions for Parents of Children Recently Diagnosed with Autism so that parents can get one-on-one support from a parent with experience further along the journey. If you are interested in attending one of these break-out sessions, please contact [email protected] to learn if a session will be held during the current month’s meeting.

We are hoping to start up our Teen Sibling Support Group again. They are for teenage siblings (ages 13+) of individuals on the Autism spectrum as an opportunity to meet and get to know each other.  The meetings are facilitated by an SLP and Licensed Counselor. These meetings would be held at the same time as our general support meetings in a different meeting room in Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. If you have a teen who would be interested in attending, please contact us at [email protected] and if we can gather enough names, we will start the meetings back up!  

 

If you are unable to join us in person, teleconferencing is available.

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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.

 

Parent to Parent Discussion Series:

Support Programs for Siblings of Autistic Children

Sibshops of Maryland
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
1708 West Rogers Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209

410-578-5169

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.