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. Pathfinders for Autism works to support and improve the lives of individuals affected by autism through expansive, individualized programming, and by providing resources, training, information and activities free of charge.

Getting Started

Autism is a lifelong 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 our upcoming workshops, trainings, recreational, and fundraising events.

It is with tremendous sadness that we share the news of the unexpected death of our board member Linda Carter Ferrier and her husband Brad Ferrier. The mother of two sons with Autism, Linda dedicated her life advocating for families and helping them navigate the special education process. Linda has been an active board member for Pathfinders for Autism for over a decade, contributing her talents to our mission. Families in both her home of Anne Arundel County as well as throughout the state are collectively grieving for this unbelievable loss in our disabilities community. Please join with us and keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.


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Run Wild for Autism

Sunday, September 29, 2019

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Autism Awareness Night with the Aberdeen IronBirds

Sunday, July 28, 2019


Sailing Adventure at the Downtown Sailing Center

Saturday, July 20, 2019


Sailing Adventure with Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB)

Thursday, August 1, 2019



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.

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