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ACRP/West End- Family Based Mental Health Services & The Family Center
317 Power Street
Johnstown, PA 15906
Frank
J
Janakovix
(814)361-2414

This location houses the Alternative School & Family Based Mental Health Services &The Family Center.ACRP MISSION STATEMENT Everyday in our region there are children who struggle with abuse; neglect or psychological and emotional disorders that keep them from living a normal happy life. It is the mission of The Alternative Community Resource Program to respond to the needs of such children and their families. ACRP works as an alternative to placement while providing comprehensive programs and treatment to address emotional; behavioral; and academic issues. This service spectrum includes treatment for adults through our Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic. At ACRP Individuals are afforded the opportunity for personal growth and development regardless of race; color; gender; religion; or sexual orientation. Since 1989 we have upheld our commitment to meeting the needs of the children and families we serve.

Annapolis Adults with Aspergers/High Functioning Autism
Trinity Church
Annapolis, MD 21401
Nancy
Snyder
1300 West Street
301-351-8428
boyden65@aol.com

Are you an Adult with Aspergers or High-Functioning Autism; 21 years old and over in the greater-Annapolis (MD) area? This is a social on the last Friday of the month for both men and women adults only who are on the spectrum. Meet and greet; board games. Snacks provided. We generally play board games and socialize. Place: Trinity Church; 1300 West Street; Annapolis; MD 21401 Time: 7-9 PM. Please; No Children.

Anne Arundel County Asperger Support Group
375 Benfield Blvd
Severna Park, MD 21146
Sue
Hayward
410-544-6661
contacts@aacaps.org

Our group is dedicated to the advocacy and developmental needs of children who have beendiagnosed with Asperger Syndrome.We meet monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7-9pm (during the school year and excluding December).We meet on the 2nd floor of the office building at St. Martin in the Field Church; located at 375 Benfield Blvd in Severna Park; Maryland. Our meetings are open to the public; free of charge; registration free; and; best of all; we welcome everyone who has an interest in Aspergers Syndrome to attend.

Anne Arundel County Maryland Autism Squad

Everybody needs a squad. Welcome to ours, the Anne Arundel County Maryland Autism Support and Discussion group. Part of the Autistic Universe.

Arundel Child Care Connections, Inc. (ACCC)
44 Calvert Street, Suite 140A

77 West Street; Suite 300
Annapolis, MD 21401
443-782-5001
(855) 202-6034
(443) 782-5002
Welcome@ArundelCCC.org

Arundel Child Care Connections, Inc. (ACCC) is a not-for-profit community service organization that is dedicated to ensuring that ALL children in Anne Arundel County have access to healthy, safe and nurturing environments. This is accomplished through creating connections with families, child care professionals, businesses, and community organizations to help educate and promote the importance of quality child care.

We offer valuable training and support services for new and established child care programs and provide parents with information on evaluating and choosing quality child care, as well as resources on various parenting issues. Please browse through the information and resources we offer on our website. Feel free to contact us with any questions and/or comments.

Aspergers Support Group of Cecil County
14 Skyline Drive
Conowingo, MD 21918
Sandra
Vervier
410-378-5667
SLV4@zoominternet.net
Auntie Em’s Recovery Corner - Online Support

Auntie Em’s Recovery Corner is a new peer support discussion board where folks can come together to share and discuss; thoughts; opinions and suggestions concerning various topics of recovery. Our host Emily Hoffman (otherwise known as Auntie Em) will present bi-weekly topics regarding a theme of recovery. Anyone with computer access can post their responses by sharing personal experiences; ideas and reactions. Your comments will be posted on-line at the link listed below. Replies and comments should lead to an exciting and spirited conversation.

Autism Aspergers Association of Calvert County
P.O. Box 2323
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Deborah
Ursiny
President
410-326-5050
AAACC@asdcalvert;org

AAACC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization offering support and assistance to Calvert County families facing autism spectrum disorders.

Autism Chapter Eastern Shore; ACES
30467 Cannon Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804
443-614-0344

The ACES Support Group serves the Wicomico County parents of special needs children. Our group has served area families for the past eight years. During that time we have provided the following services: Monthly Support Group with Childcare; Education Folder with Community Resources; IEP Assistance and Advocacy; Funding Trainings/Conferences; Community Awareness at Various Events; Funding for Hippotherapy; Lending Library; and Phone Support. Open to parents; teachers; siblings; and those with developmental disabilities. ACES is available for any age group from birth to adult.

Autism Community Enterprises, inc.
16604 Peach St
Bowie, MD 20716
2404687021
info@aceautism.org

Autism Community Enterprises, Inc. mission is to assist youth and young adults with Autism and Intellectual Developmental Disabilities achieve their highest learning potential by enhancing life skills, social skills, and practical living skills which will be achieved through community based learning experiences and programs to enable this population of young adults to become productive members in today's society.

Autism Network for Hearing and Visually Impaired Persons
Autism Research Institute
San Diego, CA 92116
Dr.
Stephen
Edelson
Director; ARI
1-866-366-3361
757-428-9036
757-428-0019

Autism Network for Hearing and Visually Impaired Persons assists parents and professionals to learn more about autism and hearing/visual disabilities.Parent contact is Dolores Bartel - 757-428-9036.

Autism Parents in Fairfax County, VA

This group is for parents or guardians who reside in Fairfax County, VA and the surrounding area who have family members affected by autism and related disorders. (Parents who suspect their child has autism but do not have a formal diagnosis are also welcome.) We are a close-knit community that helps each other with support, questions, resources, and information. Members of this group have elected to keep it reserved for parents and guardians only and not providers, school system personnel, retailers/commercial entities, government officials etc. While we treasure all the wonderful people who support and teach our children, this little space is reserved just for us. 🙂 (Don't be shy and come on in if you happen to take on a few roles!) Please no soliciting, neither by post to the group or private messaging group members. You can post fliers or recommendations for services that you think may be helpful for others, but no self-promotion by providers. We hope you enjoy this space and connecting with each other!

Autism Parents of Frederick County, MD

This is a supportive group for parents in Frederick County, Maryland and the surrounding area who have family members affected by autism. Membership in this group is reserved for parents and caregivers ONLY. Please, do not request membership in this group unless you meet this criteria. The group is a place to ask questions, share ideas and resources, gloat successes or vent frustrations. Please no soliciting, neither by post to the group or private messaging group members. You can post fliers or recommendations for services that you think may be helpful for others, but no self-promotion by providers. You will be removed from the group for violation of this rule. Welcome to your local, Frederick autism community 🙂

Autism Society of Baltimore Chesapeake
P.O. Box 10855
Baltimore, MD 21234
410-655-7933

A support group for teenage siblings of individuals on the autism spectrum is held the first Thursday of most months at Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital; 1708 W. Rogers Avenue; Baltimore 21209. Join us for a break-out session for teenage siblings of individuals with autism. These get-togethers are a chance for teens to get to know other siblings and to have some fun; with games and snacks provided. Parents can attend our regular support group while their children enjoy time with their peers. If you will be bringing your teen; please register them by emailing info@baltimoreautismsociety.org so we can be sure to have enough goodies for them! Check out our website calendar to confirm dates for the sibling support group meetings: http://www.baltimoreautismsociety.org/calendar-of-events/or call our info line at 410-655-7933.

Autism Spectrum Support Group of Southern Maryland
Autism Spectrum Support Group of Southern Maryland; Inc.
P.O. Box 2162
California, MD 20619
Terri
Griest
240-561-8860

The Autism Spectrum Support Group of Southern Maryland provides support and information to families of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in the Southern Maryland region. The Support Group offers a website; a forum; monthly meetings; newsletters; a Facebook page; a Twitter feed; camp scholarships; and workshops.

Autism Support Gorup of Charles County
Allysa
Ware
240-423-5757
Lysaware@aol.com

The autism Support Group of Charles County is a sister group of the Autism Spectrum Support Group of Southern Maryland. We hold meetings for parents on the 3rd of each month at the Panera Bread in La Plata; Md from 6:30pm-8:30.

Autism Support Group Maryland

I started this group in hopes of bringing together autism families in Maryland.It is for anyone who knows someone with autism(mothers, fathers, stepparents, family members). Please no negative comments or bullying i do take that serious and will not tolerate it.

Autism Women of Greater Washington (AWGW)
N/A
Washington, DC 20005

One of the Autistics Association of Greater Washington's upport groups is called the Autistic Women of Greater Washington. The Autistic Women have their own e-mail group and meet approximately monthly. Meeting dates are announced in the women’s e-mail group and in the general e-mail group. Autistic Women members are also encouraged to join the general support group. To apply for membership; please send an email toawgw-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Autism Women's Network
5100 Van Dorn St. #6633
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 512-3610

Greetings and welcome to the Autism Women's Network! AWN is dedicated to building a community of autistic girls and women; their families; friends and supporters. A place where all can share their experiences amongst a diverse; inclusive supportive and positive environment. We invite you to take a look around and join us today.

Autism-Asperger Association of Calvert County
P.O. Box 2323
Prince Fredrick, MD 20678
(410) 326-5050
AAACC@asdcalvert.org

In 2003; a group of Calvert County parents decided to form a parent advocacy group to help families coping with the challenges of raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Since January 2004; the Autism-Asperger Association of Calvert County; Inc. (AAACC) has held monthly educational meetings during the school year for parents and other interested individuals. Topics have included educational strategies; speech and language therapy; recreational opportunities and services provided by the Calvert County Health Department; the Calvert County Public Schools and the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Rehabilitative Services (DORS). Other meeting topics ranged from estate planning to medical interventions such as the DAN! protocol. Future AAACC meeting topics will include changes to special education law; understanding & preparing for successful IEP meetings; transition into adult life and a variety of other topics to assist families in their search for information; resources and programs for children & adults on the autism spectrum. Meetings are held in Prince Frederick and are open to the public. The AAACC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. All donations and membership fees are tax deductible. Members receive referrals to agencies and health care professionals; parent-to-parent referrals; access to the AAACC lending library and assistance in preparing for IEP meetings.

Autistic Children's Support Group of Worcester County

ACSG helps families who live in Worcester County, Maryland and surrounding areas and have a family member with Autism. ACSG was formed by parents wishing to help each other navigate the path that Autism and related disabilities bring to our lives, from therapies and medical interventions to IEPs and Special Education concerns. It is our goal to provide parent-to-parent support so that we all become better informed about what works, what doesn't, and who can help. You are NOT alone!

Autistic Children's Support Group of Worcester County; Inc.
P.O. Box 1322
Ocean Pines, MD 21811
Mary
Jock
410-352-5011
acsgwc@gmail.com

By developing partnerships with local government agencies and businesses; our non-profit 501C3 organization can help families with children on the autistic spectrum in Worcester County; MD and surrounding areas through providing services such as family support; local resource guidance; community awareness programs and financial therapeutic funding.

Autistic Self Advocacy Network
PO Box 66122
Washington, DC 20035
President
Autistics Association of Greater Washington; Inc. (AAGW)
400 8th Street; NW
Washington, DC 20004
703-516-9265
info@aagw.net

The Autistics Association of Greater Washington; Inc. serves autistic adults in the District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia; and the surrounding region. Until March 2015 we were known as the Asperger Adults of Greater Washington; Inc. Our meetings and our e-mail group are limited to autistic adults in our region. (A professional diagnosis is not required for membership.) We make only one exception: new members may bring one or two friends or family members to their first meeting. We offer our members mutual encouragement; try to connect our members with the right services; organize social activities; and advance our policy interests.

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