Happy 4th of July from Autism Society!

We wish all of our community a safe and happy upcoming holiday weekend! This month of July, the Autism Society of Baltimore Chesapeake is bringing back our monthly newsletter. Make sure to check it out every first of the month for the latest in events, socials, resources, and more! We hope you find it helpful for navigating all that ASBC has to offer to our community. Make sure to follow our Facebook page too!:

You might notice that many of the events below are member-only and have limited tickets. 

Family membership includes:

  • Access to member-only social events
  • Up to $100 per family per year to attend Autism related workshops and conferences provided by the Charles J. Fowler, Jr. Memorial Fund
  • Access to ASBC grants and funding opportunities (for families living in Baltimore City and County)

Your membership helps the Autism Society of Baltimore Chesapeake:

  • Connect people to valuable information and resources through our phone line, website, calendar and email
  • Provide monthly groups like our virtual discussion groups for adults with Autism, and parents/caregivers
  • Provide monthly socials for those in the Autism community

Not a member yet? Don't miss out on the upcoming events below - become a member TODAY for only $10 a year, sign up here:

Local Events & Programs


The Maryland Zoo is hosting their first Community Inclusion Day and will be providing admission to the Zoo and their special exhibit DINOSAURS for 100 ASBC members. Since tickets are limited, this is a MEMBERS ONLY social event!

The Zoo will open one hour before their regular opening time from 9am to 10am so members can have access to the Zoo before the general public. The Zoo is a KultureCity sensory inclusive certified venue (check out their KultureCity Social Story here: Sensory bags, which include headphones and fidget tools, will be available at the Main Gate in limited supply. More information and registration link will be sent to members via email on July 5th, and registration will close on July 20th (or when we reach 100 registrants)!

A Fantastic June Sensory Sunday at the

B&O Railroad Museum!

We had a great day at the June Sensory Sunday event at the B&O Railroad Museum! The sensory-friendly haircuts provided by Rich Mariano of Richie's Barbershop, LLC and caricature drawings by Jerry Breen of Jerry Breen Graphic Art were all warmly received by our community members. We even had a surprise visit from Pete Schwarz, VP of Affiliate Relations & National Programs for the Autism Society of America, who also enjoyed the time with us!

Additionally, we were joined at Sunday's event by the Maryland Family Network, Enoch Pratt Public Library, and the Kennedy Krieger Institute in providing resources and information to the Greater Baltimore City community. Lastly, a new opportunity that we can provide to our community is the option to register to vote at our events. We had our first voter registrant at Sunday's event! Please make sure to mark your calendars for Sunday, August 14th!


August Social at Hershey Park: Get Ready!!

For our August social, we will once again be offering discounted tickets ($5 each!) for our awesome families to spend a day at Hershey Park. We will be doing a random lottery to award tickets to our members who enter. Be on the lookout for the lottery entry email before August 1st!

Work of Art - Studio Arts Intensive for Young Artists with Disabilities by Make Studio

Make Studio invites continuing and new registrants for free art field trips and studio intensives for students and young people (ages 15-22) this summer. There are still spots in some of their upcoming Studio Intensives and Field Trips! Opt for one style or select a combination of Studio and Field Trip selections to create a well-rounded experience of art-making, socializing and presentations! Read more and register here:

We Rock The Spectrum Kid's Gym Grand Opening, July 9th 10am - 5pm!

We Rock the Spectrum provides children with a fun and motivational environment to help them in the areas of strength, movement, sensory processing, communication, positive behavior modification, social interactions, and self-care skills. Check out their brand new sensory gym at their Grand Opening on Saturday, July 9th from 10am - 5pm at 9770 Groffs Mill Drive, Owings Mills, MD 21117.

Virtual Groups & Other Opportunities

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Upcoming ASBC Virtual Groups

Click the group name to register and receive the email reminders and login information.

General Session

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

Next Meeting

Tuesday, July 26th @ 7:00pm

Parent / Caregiver Discussion Group

A supportive environment to meet other parents and share

Next Meeting

Tuesday, July 19th @ 7:00pm

Autistic Adult Discussion Group

Every Thursday @ 9:00pm

For Autistic Adults (18+) Only

A casual, neurodiverse space to connect and share

Upcoming Paid Research Opportunity

University of Maryland, College Park's Maryland Brain Study Group is currently recruiting participants aged 11-14 who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis for our studies. Our study involves virtual visits (such as a clinical interview with parents) and in-person visits (such as a fMRI scan and a partner visit), as well as longitudinal virtual follow ups over the course of about two years. Each study compensates about $1000 and children also get toy prizes and a picture of their brain.

If you have any questions or would be interested in learning more, please call 301-405-7612, or email

Thank You to Our Generous Donors!

January 1 through June 24, 2022 ASBC Donors

Mary and Richard Angerer

George Barksdale III

Jeannette Considine

Joyce Daniels

Bernard and Mary Clare Duffy

Damon Edwards II

Charisse Fletcher

Eliot Glaser

Natalie Grady

Deirdre Hammaker

Seleta Harvey

Jacquelyn Hawkins

Teresa Johnson

Father Burggraff Council, Knights of Columbus

Rosa Nava

Bianca O’Neal

Ali Azmi Orman

Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Palmer

Thomas Soper

Donnell Wallace

Calvert Hall Baseball Camps LLC

 Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

Rosedale Federal Casual for a Cause Day

A Bequest from the Florence Bailey Trust for benefit of Jan Allyson Bailey

In Memory of Brad and Shawn Koehler

Daniels Restaurant and Bar

In Memory of Marvin Geller

Teresa Colburn-Bird

In Honor of John Barnes

Zosia Zaks

In Honor of Amy Prowell’s Birthday

Rae Ellen and Tony Virgilio

Sponsors of the January 2022 Adaptive Ski Lessons Social

The Roth Family