Providing Support
Promoting Awareness
Advocating for Change

Committees

If you are interested in joining any of these committees, please contact Melissa Rosenberg at melissa.rosenberg@howard-autism.org.


The Advocacy & Partnerships Committee
works to enhance Howard County communities and make them more inclusive of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. The committee works to protect the rights of, and secure resources and services for, people with autism and their families through strategic partnerships and through advocacy efforts. The Advocacy Committee functions with two subcommittees: the HCAS Education and Advocacy Committee which works on areas of ongoing interest with regard to the Howard County Public School System; and the Legislative Advocacy Committee, which updates and advises staff and membership on advocacy issues at the state and local level.

The Program Committee
educates individuals with autism, families, educators, support professionals and community members on Autism Spectrum Disorders through information, speakers, support group meetings, workshops, and conferences. The committee also coordinates social events for membership each year.

The Development Committee
supports and promotes the efforts HCAS through fundraising, grant writing and community development efforts.  It also organizes activities to celebrate Autism Awareness Month.

The Transition and Adulthood Committee
addresses issues affecting the transition of youth to adulthood, as well as issues affecting all aspects of the lives of adults with autism, including residential, recreation, employment, social and community inclusion issues.
The Housing Sub-Committee
of the Transition and Adulthood Committee is focused on exploring options for long term housing solutions in Howard County for those on the spectrum.  To read more about our HCAS Housing Initiative, click here.
The Gala Committee
is responsible for the planning and organization of the annual Pieces of the Puzzle Gala each April.
The Walk Committee
is responsible for the planning and organization of the annual One Step Closer Autism Walk & 5K event each October.

If you are interested in joining any of these committees, please contact Melissa Rosenberg at melissa.rosenberg@howard-autism.org.