This #GivingTuesday, Support The Autism Hiring Program!

Help us grow neurodiversity in the workplace by support The Autism Hiring Program this #GivingTuesday, November 30th!  Our goal is to raise $20,000 and we are starting off with a $7,300 match thanks to a group of anonymous donors so gifts will be matched 1:1 up to that amount. ​​​3 Ways to Support: 1.)  Online to HCAS ​​​​​​​ 2.)  Facebook fundraiser…

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Brand New Look…Same Great Organization

The Howard County Autism Society is proud to join with the Autism Society of America, its parent organization, and 75 affiliates nationwide, to unveil a new brand, created with love and intention from self-advocates, caregivers, loved ones, and professionals. The experience of Autism is not one thing, it is many things. And because the connection…

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Developing Communication Skills for the Workplace

By Carolyn K. Jeppsen Organization for Autism Research (OAR) I am often asked how we can prepare autistic youth to thrive in the workplace. My answer is that helping our youth develop strong communication and self-determination skills that instill confidence and purpose is one of the most important things we can do to support them…

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Backpack Checklist

Download from Understood.org Getting your child’s backpack organized is a feat worth celebrating. But making sure kids put in everything they need for the trip to school and back can take some work. A luggage tag checklist is an easy way to help your child keep track, without it being obvious to other kids. All…

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