Statement on COVID-19 and HCAS Event Cancellations

Out of an abundance of caution and after consulting with local officials, the Howard County Autism Society (HCAS) has decided to cancel several of its upcoming events and activities.  Please be assured, we do not make this decision lightly and know the value our events and activities have for the HCAS community. Below is a…

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HCAS Receives $10,000 Innovation Grant from Howard County!

The Howard County Autism Society was honored to be selected as one of eight recipients selected to receive an Innovation Grant from Howard County. The $10,000 grant award will support a pilot Autism Hiring Center, an effort to advance neurodiversity and connect Howard County businesses to a competent, capable workforce. The award was presented by…

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR MADHU THIBAUDEAU

Thank you to everyone for your kind words and support this past week. The Thibaudeau family will host Madhu’s Celebration of Life on April 6th from 4-8pm here at HCAS in the HC Non-Profit Collaborative, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD. (Park and enter from the rear of the building — follow the signs). It…

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April is Autism Awareness Month!

Our theme this year is INCLUSION with beautiful artwork above created for us by HCAS member and artist Jayce Johnson! Throughout this month, HCAS will be out in the community, with presentations, awareness-building events, mini-fundraisers, and trainings.  If you know of a business, civic organization, school or other group who would like to host an…

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Parent Tips: Riding a Special Needs Bus

Keeping students safe on a special needs bus is everyone’s responsibility–from bus drivers and attendants to parents and teachers. Learn what can parents can do to help ensure students are safe and secure while riding a HCPSS special needs school bus. CLICK to read the article

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