A Message of Gratitude

from the Outgoing Board President

Dear friends,

When I was asked to join the board in 2006, my son had only recently been diagnosed, and I was uncertain of what my contribution would be. Nonetheless, I agreed, and the experience has been life changing. From the beginning I have always described my work on the board lovingly as "my heart work," - fueled by my love for my son and my desire to make a difference. However, looking back now (through teary eyes) I realize it was "heart work" because it was MY heart being filled - with friendships and connections to a community that has enriched my life and helped my family beyond measure.

As I step into my new role on the board as past-president, I am excited about the future! I am passing the leadership baton to very capable hearts and hands, those of our new co-presidents, Thairen Greene and John Barnes.

We are also saying goodbye to the one and only, Mary Ellen Curtis, who through the years has served as board member, co-president, and recently our very first administrative secretary doing just about everything! She has volunteered her time and talents in countless more ways for which we are grateful. For me personally, her quiet grace, dedication, and commitment has been a calming and reassuring presence. She will be missed by all of us (although she has promised not to go too far)! Thank you, Mary Ellen, for absolutely everything you have done for this organization and community!

I will forever be grateful for the time I have spent serving on this board, alongside the very best there is, and helping a community so dear and deserving. My heart is truly full.

Thank you all so much!


Debbie Page


Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake


Join us for our annual meeting to be held virtually on Thursday, 2/24/22 @7:00pm. We will introduce the new board and share what we've been up to and what we have planned.

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And more news and events from the same hearts that brought you Honestly Autism Day...

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The recording is ready and available

in English & Spanish!

Hear the inspiring words of Morénike Giwa Onaiwu (she/they), an educator, writer, public speaker, parent, and global advocate. A proactive, resourceful professional and disabled woman of color in a multicultural, neurodiverse, serodifferent family, Morénike, who is American-born to immigrant parents, possesses undergraduate and graduate degrees in International Relations and Education. She is passionate about human rights, justice, and inclusion. A prolific writer, Morénike has written for and/or been featured in numerous blogs, abstracts, magazines, books, and other platforms, often drawing from her personal experiences as a late-diagnosed Autistic adult woman, a person of color, an Autistic parent of Autistic and non-Autistic children, and a survivor of intimate partner violence. 

To view the recording in English:

Para ver la grabación en español:


3/6/22 @ 3:00pm


The highlight of every Honestly Autism Day was the panel of teens sharing their unique experiences and perspectives!

This will be a FREE virtual event!

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3/6/22 @ 3:00pm

free virtual event

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Upcoming ASBC Virtual Groups

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General Session

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

Next Meeting

March 29th

Reminder: No regular meeting in February. Come to the Annual Meeting on 2/24/22!

Parent / Caregiver Discussion Group

A supportive environment to meet other parents and share

Next Meeting


Autistic Adult Discussion Group

Every Thursday @ 9:00pm

For Autistic Adults (18+) Only

A casual, neurodiverse space to connect and share

Local Events & Programs

A town-hall style listening event happening in all 23 of Maryland’s counties + Baltimore City for 24 total Zoom webinar events, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Hosted by Katie Gandy, Maryland's State Coordinator for Autism Strategy.

If you are unable to attend your area's session, you can participate in another.

Baltimore County: Thursday, 2/10 Register Here

Baltimore City: Tuesday, 2/22 Register Here

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From our Friends and Neighbors at the

Howard County Autism Society!


Applications are now being accepted for the spring 2022 session of The Autism Hiring Program!


This initiative was created by the Howard County Autism Society to advance neurodiversity and acceptance, connecting businesses to an untapped workforce of skilled Autistic adults and targeting job seekers not supported by existing systems. The ideal candidate for this program is someone who comes to it with an open mind, is committed to their own success, and whose ultimate goal is to find and sustain meaningful employment.

The deadline to apply is February 12.

Learn more and apply:

Sensory Sundays are back at the

B&O Railroad Museum!

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News from the Autism Society of America

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Join us as we learn from diverse voices across the Autism community.

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