individuals with autism & the people who care for them

Established in 2000 by parents of children with autism, Pathfinders for Autism has since grown into Maryland’s largest autism organization. We serve our community through a variety of resources, programs, and information, all of which are offered FREE of charge!

Getting Started

Autism is a life-long journey.

Pathfinders for Autism is here to help you every step of the way.

The Pathfinders for Autism Resource Center is the cornerstone of our efforts to serve Maryland’s families by providing timely, accurate, autism-specific information and resources. Our Resource Staff responds personally to inquiries. Navigate some of our key resources below, or call our Help Line at 443-330-5341 for more information.

News & Events

Check out some of our upcoming workshops, trainings, recreational, and fundraising events.

The 17th Annual PFA Golf Tournament & Awards Dinner

More information

Family Fun at the Aquarium

Pathfinders for Autism Night Out at the National Aquarium

Registration is now closed.

7th Annual Parent Empowerment Conference

with Keynote Speaker Rick Lavoie, author and consultant on learning disabilities


How to get SSI and Medical Assistance, go to work . . . and live to tell about it!

with Speaker Michael Dalto, Maryland Specialist on SSI, SSDI, and Medical Assistance

Registration has closed. JOIN OUR WAIT LIST by emailing Emily Metelski at or calling 443-330-5370.

2017/18 Howard County Brown Bag Workshop Series



I appreciate that when I call Pathfinders for Autism, whether I’m just looking for a resource or I’m calling in distress, I get a friendly voice and a person who really ‘gets it’.”

Pam C.

“Thank you for blessing thousands of us with your resources, wisdom and humor. You all are the best!!!”

Nancy B.

“Thank you so much for your help. I can’t tell you how thankful I am for this, I feel like a giant weight has been lifted.”

Erin O.

2017/2018 Frederick County Brown Bag Workshop Series


Help us make a difference in the lives of people with autism

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