April is Autism Acceptance Month!

#CelebrateDifferences! On April 2nd and throughout the month of April, people around the world come together to celebrate differences by observing Autism Acceptance Month. This year HCAS acknowledges a shift from Awareness to Acceptance as we work in partnership with the Autism Society of America and others to advocate for lawmakers to federally designate April as…

Vaccine Update: Eligibility for Ages 16+ with Disabilities Who Receive Benefits

Beginning March 30th Phase 2B of Vaccines will open for Marylanders ages 16+ with disabilities who receive certain benefits will be eligible to receive vaccines.  You may preregister NOW at https://covidlink.maryland.gov/content/vaccine/#prereg Howard County residents in all phases who are interested in receiving vaccine from HCHD are encouraged to complete a vaccine interest survey at Information…

Advocacy Alert! HCPSS Budget 21-22!

Implore the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) to follow through on the Superintendent’s Requested Budget! Background: Superintendent Martirano has asked the Howard County Board of Education for a $5.4 million increase in the special education budget. The majority of this increase, $3.8 million will go to teachers and paraeducators, that will directly work with…

Vaccine Update! Actualización de vacunas!

The Vaccine Registration Survey for adults with developmental disabilities and intellectual impairments in Howard County is now available – CLICK TO REGISTER  The Howard County Health Department is planning COVID-19 vaccine clinics for adult residents with developmental disabilities and intellectual impairments. Please complete the registration survey so you can be contacted when vaccine is available.…

Apoya a la familia Morales con tu donación

La Sociedad de Autismo del Condado de Howard está entristecida por el fallecimiento de Norma Morales, miembro de HCAS e incansable voluntaria. Norma era una madre apasionada por el autismo y líder comunitaria. Ella constantemente alentó y apoyó a cada padre para que sea un defensor fuerte y seguro de su hijo. Norma se ofreció…

Remembering Norma Morales

The Howard County Autism Society is saddened to announce the passing of Norma Morales, an HCAS member and tireless volunteer. Norma was an impassioned autism mom and community leader. She consistently encouraged and supported every parent to be a strong and confident advocate for their child. Norma volunteered as an interpreter and translator for HCAS…