Social Stories on Vaccines to Download

Check out two new SOCIAL STORIES about Covid-19 vaccines to help prepare your young person in the weeks ahead. Download at the links below: Vaccine Social Story (Autism Society of America)  Getting A Vaccine: A Social Story (HCAS) Additional information on vaccine distribution, and Covid-19 resources may be found at https://howard-autism.org/…/coronavirus-hcas-updates/

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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…

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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…

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Patuxent Commons Project Awarded $2.5 Million HUD Grant

Howard County Project Awarded $2.5 Million HUD Grant for Unique Affordable Housing for People with Disabilities Patuxent Commons housing development project in Columbia is one of only eight across the U.S. receiving this grant  ELLICOTT CITY, MD – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a grant of $2.47 million to Patuxent Commons,…

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Support Patuxent Commons on #GivingTuesday!

This #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1st, help the Howard County Autism Society address the housing crisis faced by people with disabilities and bring this extraordinary project to life with your gift to Patuxent Commons!  Our goal is to raise $20,000 on #GivingTuesday, December 1st, And thanks to the generous support of the Dart Group II Foundation, The Clutts…

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Emergency Respite Grants Available

The Emergency Respite Care Grants program at the Howard County Autism Society (HCAS) was established in October 2020 through a generous grant from Howard County, MD.  Grants are intended to be utilized by individuals with autism as well as families of children, teens and adults with autism during COVID-19 to provide short-term relief for primary…

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Autism Hiring Program – Employer Webinar 11/19!

Employers! Join the Howard County Autism Society on November 19th at 8:30am to learn how hiring individuals with autism can have a profoundly positive impact on your business. In this one-hour session, you will: Learn how to get started and what’s involved Get to know some of our talented candidates See how we ensure successful…

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Meet Patuxent Commons! Tonight (11/5) at 6:30pm

The Howard County Autism Society is excited to have the opportunity to formally introduce Patuxent Commons to our future neighbors in the Hickory Ridge section of Columbia, MD! Tonight (11/5) at 6:30pm CLICK FOR NEW MEETING LINK Tonight’s virtual community meeting is an important next step in the development and approval process for Patuxent Commons.…

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Exciting Images of the Patuxent Commons Community!

We’re delighted to share these exciting images of the Patuxent Commons community! HCAS has led the effort to develop Patuxent Commons as a partial solution to the housing crisis facing adults with autism and other disabilities in Howard County. Our members have provided crucial seed funding and the input needed to bring this initiative forward…

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