Registration open for #EveryStepCounts Walk & 5K

Help make #EveryStepCount for the local autism community on October 2nd at our annual Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run! The fun starts at 9am in beautiful Centennial Park in Ellicott City, MD. All proceeds benefit the Howard County and Baltimore-Chesapeake Autism Societies with a goal of raising $100,000 to support a local…

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ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder

National Resource Center on ADHD Can a person be diagnosed with ADHD and ASD? More than half of all individuals who have been diagnosed with ASD also have signs of ADHD. In fact, ADHD is the most common coexisting condition in children with ASD. On the flip side, up to a quarter of children with…

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The Maryland Assistive Technology Guide

A Resource for Integrating Assistive Technology into Specially Designed Instruction within an Integrated Tiered System of Supports Maryland State Department of Education The Maryland Assistive Technology Guide is available for all educators and family members. Developed by the Maryland State Assistive Technology Steering Committee in collaboration with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Division…

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How to Find Inclusive Childcare

Parents’ Place of Maryland Choosing care for your child with a disability means you have to decide which program and facility best meet your child’s needs. Finding a welcoming, educated childcare provider that cares for each child’s differences is important. To help find the right fit for your child, use this checklist when you visit…

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3 Kinds of Autism Assessments

Organization for Autism Research The autism assessment process can feel overwhelming to many families — particularly families whose children are just entering the special education system. Families are likely familiar with an initial diagnostic assessment, but some may be surprised to learn that assessment is not a one-time event. In fact, assessments continue throughout your…

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911 Address Flagging Program In The News!

Terrific article in Columbia Inspired Magazine about the development of the 911 Address Flagging Program by HCAS and the Howard County Police Department. It features Lt. Bill Cheuvront who has been an integral part of both this program and the autism community. The program allows families/individuals with autism and other disabilities, mental health challenges, Alzheimers,…

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