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April 2021

Yoga for Children, Teens & Adults with Autism – FREE!

April 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Enjoy our weekly FREE Yoga Classes with instructors from the Yoga Center of Columbia. These classes are made possible through the generosity of The Hussman Foundation.    Participants and parents/guardians to pre-register with HCAS. This is a one-time registration. Once registered, you will be added to the list to receive, by e-mail, the videoconference login and password for any future yoga classes. You will receive this information directly from the yoga instructors before each Saturday class. You may request to…

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Adult Social Group

April 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This group is designed for independent adults with autism ages 24+.  Currently meeting virtually each Saturday at 5:30pm.  To join, email ekmyers@gmail.com.

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Adult Sibling Group – New!

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Are you an adult sibling of a brother or sister with a disability or special needs? Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the need to support your brother or sister? Have you every struggled to find appropriate resources for your loved one? Would you like to connect with other adults who share the same challenges and concerns? Greetings! We are a group of adults who support sisters and brothers with a range of disabilities, not only autism. We invite you to join us…

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Fostering Inclusive Workplaces: A Panel Discussion

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A panel discussion sponsored by Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory with staff from The Arc of Howard County and The Howard County Autism Society. Natalie Dohner, Cindy Parr, and Melissa Rosenberg will share their experiences of working with young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who are transitioning from high school to career. They will discuss ways in which APL staff can better support neurodiverse staff members, and describe the steps APL needs to take to become an inclusive workplace. …

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May 2021

Yoga for Children, Teens & Adults with Autism – FREE!

May 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Enjoy our weekly FREE Yoga Classes with instructors from the Yoga Center of Columbia. These classes are made possible through the generosity of The Hussman Foundation.    Participants and parents/guardians to pre-register with HCAS. This is a one-time registration. Once registered, you will be added to the list to receive, by e-mail, the videoconference login and password for any future yoga classes. You will receive this information directly from the yoga instructors before each Saturday class. You may request to…

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Adult Social Group

May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This group is designed for independent adults with autism ages 24+.  Currently meeting virtually each Saturday at 5:30pm.  To join, email ekmyers@gmail.com.

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Asperger’s Family Support Group

May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This group meets monthly led by fellow family members.  Login will be posted on the HCAS Calendar prior to each monthly meeting.  All welcome to attend.

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Cuando Se Escapan o Caminan Sin Sentido

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Las estadísticas son aterradoras. El 49% de los niños con autismo y 26.7 personas con discapacidades intelectuales / del desarrollo se fugan (a menudo de un entorno seguro), más de 1/3 no pueden comunicar su nombre, dirección o número de teléfono, y el 71% * de las muertes relacionadas con la deambulación son causadas por ahogo. Este seminario web abordará las razones por las que las personas podrían fugarse, así como las medidas preventivas de seguridad que los padres y…

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HCAS Family Support Group

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join other family members for this monthly support group series.This group is led by our Family Navigator, a licensed clinical social worker.  Meets monthly with a different topic each month: January 20 - Transforming Loss: Coping with Grief During COVID-19 February 17 - Making Connections: Creative Ways to Socialize During the COVID-19 Pandemic March 17 - Getting Off the Couch: How to Reduce Screen Time and Get Active! April 15 (Thursday) - Sweet Dreams: How to Help Your Child with Autism Sleep Better May 19 - The Dog Days of Summer: Challenges…

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Mental Health and Autism: A Panel Discussion

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This webinar will feature a panel discussion by and for parents, professionals and self-advocates to build awareness of the prevalence of mental health challenges in individuals with autism across the lifespan. Consider these statistics: * 70% of individuals with autism have at least one, if not multiple, co-occurring mental health issues * Most common co-occurring mental conditions include anxiety, depression, ADHD and bipolar disorder * Co-occurring mental conditions that often emerge in adolescence can lead to self-harm, aggression and suicidal ideation…

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