PFA’s Office During COVID-19

During these unpredictable times of closures, we want you to know that although our office is closed to visitors, we are still operational to provide critical autism information and resources:

While in-person workshops, recreation activities and fundraising events are currently postponed, we remain steadfast in providing the autism community with resources. We invite you to join us for our virtual training opportunities and fun events, and take part in creative online fundraising campaigns.

Check out our COVID-19 Resource page for links to social stories, articles, education sites, activities to do at home, virtual field trips, and county school sites for student learning resources and meal pick-up locations.


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.


PFA’s 2021 Dip Challenge




Interactive Online Workshops:

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Virtual Resource Fair – Apr. 30
– Cuando Se Escapan o Caminan Sin Sentido – 19 de mayo (When They Wander or Run Away)
– Interactive Online Workshop: Healthy Relationship Workshop Series (for 18 and older) – May 26, June 2, June 9

View recorded webinars


We want YOU to be a part of our 2021 social media storytelling!






Dip Into Your Creativity

Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month 2021




Pathfinders Online Auction 2021

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PFA’s 20th Annual Golf Tournament

Monday, May 17, 2021




Virtual Fun Events:

T.G.I.F. Yoga – Beginning Oct 23
Special Movie Matinee for the Family – Tangled – Apr 25
Special Movie Night for Adults – The Karate Kid (1984) – Apr 28
BINGO – May 11
Scavenger Hunt – May 18
Family Night at Ladew – Jun 24




PFA’s Annual Run Wild for Autism

Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021




Zoomcast Interviews with Rob Long

Host Rob Long interviews leading experts on topics that range from the new autism prevalence rates, wandering and elopement, behavior, diagnoses and the DSM-5, coping at home and more!




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.

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.

Get Involved

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