IMPROVING THE LIVES OF 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, customized programming, and by providing resources, training, information and activities free of charge.
News & Events
Check out our upcoming workshops, trainings, recreational, and fundraising events.
New Prevalence Rates are out!
1 in 52 has Autism. Who Do You Know?
Calvert County – Wednesday, December 8
Manejando Conductas Retadoras – 16 de enero de 2022 – 2 pm – 3:30 pm
Thank you for supporting PFA’s Dip Tour Challenge
Thanks to those who joined us during the Dip Challenge Bus Tour! Read more about our successes below.
Sensory Friendly Santas
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
PFA’s Swim Party – Ocean Pines Sports Core Pool
Sunday, December 11, 2021
5:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Autism Awareness Night with the Baltimore Blast
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Night at the National Aquarium
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Sweetheart Soiree – Boordy Vineyard
Friday, February 11, 2022, 6:00 – 9:30pm
PFA Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, May 16, 2022
Free Recreational Events
Shrek Movie Night (Individuals 18 and older)
“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’.”
“The passion and dedication the instructors display when teaching is truly refreshing. From a law enforcement perspective, I believe the most beneficial part of the training is how the instructors interact with the students and introduce a person with autism into the lesson plan. I would highly recommend this training and will continue to work with the Pathfinders for Autism for all our CIT & recruit related training.”
Sgt. Michael Cox, Anne Arundel County Police
“We really appreciate the e-mails and tips. Finally we feel connected to someone who understands the whole child with autism, and the many situations of daily life that he perceives differently, from other children. Thank you.”
“I want to thank you for your participation in the Sparks Elementary Disability Awareness Fair! Your presentation was relevant and engaging. The kids definitely benefitted from the information and experience that you shared regarding Autism, and had great questions for you! This was an extremely valuable experience for all!”
“Thank you so much for providing the names of these wonderful clinicians to us. Thank you for being so thorough and helping me during a difficult time.”
“Pathfinders is such a blessing to our family as we truly enjoy the different events that you all sponsor.”
Will and Tressa H.
“I just wanted to express my sincere appreciation for the Law Enforcement / Firs Responder Autism Program you facilitated for the Johns Hopkins University and Medicine Public Safety Training Staff. Your program is outstanding, and I will be recommending it to colleagues in the future. Your training is extremely important in developing and fostering a positive relationship with the community. It is my hope that Pathfinders for Autism continues to assist the Law Enforcement community by providing training to as many departments as possible.
William P. White, Johns Hopkins University and Medicine
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.