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  • September 15, 2018 –5:30-7:30pm  – Pizza and Game Night (RSVP to ekmyers@gmail.com)
    Adult Social Group (for independent adults with ASD ages 24+)
    HCAS, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
  • September 20, 2018 – -5:30-7:30pm
    Dad’s Night Out!  Ask for the Autism Dad’s Group and host Chris Gandy
    White Oak Tavern, 10300 Baltimore Pike, Ellicott City, MD
  • September 20, 2018 – 7:00-8:30pm   NOTE DATE CHANGE!
    General Support Group – An open discussion support group for families
    HCAS, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
  • September 22, 2018 – (CLICK for time and tickets)
    The House with a Clock in its Walls – Sensory-Friendly Movie
    AMC Columbia 14, The Mall In Columbia, Columbia, MD
  • September 22, 2018 -9am to Noon (RSVP to melissa.rosenberg@howard-autism.org)
    ManneqART Workshop for Teens and Young Adults — FREE!
    9010 Maier Rd #104, Laurel, MD 20723
  • September 22 – November 17, 2018 – 2:30pm   (Registration is now closed)
    Free Fitness Program for Youth & Adults with Autism and other Disabilities ages 11 th. young adults who need supports
    Alpha Academy, 9147 Red Branch Road, “B”, Columbia, MD
  • September 22, 2018 – -3:30-4:30pm
    Free YOGA for Children & Teens with Autism
    Yoga Center of Columbia, 8950 Rt. 108, #109, Columbia, MD
  • September 26, 2018 – -7:00-8:30pm 
    Transition Journey, Parent to Parent — monthly meetings run by HCPSS Family Support & Resource Center and hosted by HCAS
    HCAS, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
  • September 27, 2018 – 7:00-9:00pm  (CLICK to register for this event to share questions you would like our speaker to address.)
    Monthly Speaker Series:  Starting Off on the Right Foot with IEPs:  Information for Families New to the Process.   Presenter: Beth Benevides, HCAS Special Education Consultant and Associate Director of Outreach, Hussman Institute for Autism.   
    HCAS, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
  • October 1, 2018 – 7:30-9:00pm 
    Candidate Forum on Developmental Disabilities featuring Allan Kittleman and Calvin Ball  Sponsored by HCAS, Humanim and the Arc of Howard County
    HCAS, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
  • October 6, 2018 – 9:00am – CLICK TO REGISTER
    12th Annual One Step Closer Autism Walk & 5K Run!
    Centennial Park, Ellicott City, MD
  • October 9, 2018 – 7:00-9:00pm  
    Monthly Speaker Series:  Growing Up Is Hard To Do:  How to help your child navigate the challenges of growing up (Focus on ASD and Puberty/Adolescence) with Barbara Obst, RN, MS, Co-Coordinator SHNIC at Kennedy Krieger Institute.
    HCAS, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
  • October 10, 2018 – 7:00-8:30pm  
    General Support Group – An open discussion support group for families
    HCAS, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
  • October 11, 2018 – -7:30-9:00pm (Room 143)
    Asperger’s Family Support Group
    HCAS, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
  • October 12, 2018 – -7:30-9:00pm (CLICK TO REGISTER)
    Mom’s Night Out at HCAS!   Join us for a night out and potluck dinner.
    HCAS, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive (Training Room), Columbia, MD 21046
  • October 13, 2018 – -3:30-4:30pm
    Free YOGA for Children & Teens with Autism
    Yoga Center of Columbia, 8950 Rt. 108, #109, Columbia, MD
  • October 22,  2018 – 9:00am-4:30pm (CLICK to register)   
    Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model with presenter Nancy Tarshis of Social Thinking.  Presented in partnership with RISE for Autism and HCPSS.  Made possible through a grant from Howard County.  Turf Valley Resort, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD.
  • October 24, 2018 – Noon – 1:30pm  (CLICK to register)
    Brown Bag Workshop Series:  Feed Challenges in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Dorothy Cook, MS, OTR/L and Jillian Murphy, Ph.D. of Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital.  The first in a series of three workshops offered in partnership with Pathfinders for Autism.   HCAS, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
  • October 25, 2018 – 5:30-7:30pm
    HCAS Dad’s Night Out! Ask for the Autism Dads Group or Dan McDonald
    Phoenix Emporium, 8049 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043
  • October 27, 2018 – 10:00am – 2:00pm
    HCPSS Family Resource and Transition Fair
    Cedar Lane School, 11630 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, MD 20759
  • October 27, 2018 – -3:30-4:30pm
    Free YOGA for Children & Teens with Autism
    Yoga Center of Columbia, 8950 Rt. 108, #109, Columbia, MD
  • October 28, 2018 –1:00-4:00pm  (CLICK to register)
    Halloween Bowling Bash – 2nd Annual!  Presented by and benefiting the Beyond the Badge Foundation and Howard County Autism Society.  All You Can Bowl!  Participants encouraged to dress up in their Halloween Costume.  Door prizes and prizes for best costume.  Must register for this event — Max 5 Bowlers per lane — fee includes shoes, pizza and soda.  Greenway Bowling Alley, 8246 Telegraph Road, Odenton, MD 21113.
  • October 30, 2018 – -7:00-8:30pm 
    Transition Journey, Parent to Parent — monthly meetings run by HCPSS Family Support & Resource Center and hosted by HCAS
    HCAS, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
  • November 3, 2018 – -3:30-4:30pm
    Free YOGA for Children & Teens with Autism
    Yoga Center of Columbia, 8950 Rt. 108, #109, Columbia, MD
  • November 3, 2018 – 6:00-8:00pm  (CLICK to register)
    Fitness First Night!  An HCAS favorite event featuring one hour in the gym and one hour in the pool!  This is a member-only event but you may join online at www.howard-autism.org or on-site the evening of the event.  Columbia Gym, 6151 Day Long Lane, Clarksville, MD
  • November 8, 2018 – -7:30-9:00pm (Room 143)
    Asperger’s Family Support Group
    HCAS, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
  • November 14, 2018 – 7:00-8:30pm  
    General Support Group – An open discussion support group for families
    HCAS, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
  • November 17, 2018 – -3:30-4:30pm
    Free YOGA for Children & Teens with Autism
    Yoga Center of Columbia, 8950 Rt. 108, #109, Columbia, MD
  • November 26, 2018 – 7:00-9:00pm  
    Monthly Speaker Series:  Pre-Employment Transition Services with speakers from Accessible Resources for Independence and Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS).  Learn about this new service available at no cost to help prepare your youth for future employment, training, or college options.
    HCAS, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
  • November 28, 2018 – -7:00-8:30pm 
    Transition Journey, Parent to Parent — monthly meetings run by HCPSS Family Support & Resource Center and hosted by HCAS
    HCAS, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
  • December 1, 2018 – -3:30-4:30pm
    Free YOGA for Children & Teens with Autism
    Yoga Center of Columbia, 8950 Rt. 108, #109, Columbia, MD
  • December 9, 2018 – 8:00 – 9:30am (TWO DATES – 12/9 & 12/16)
    Sensory Friendly SANTA! – Join us before hours at The Mall in Columbia for this sensory friendly opportunity.  We’ll turn off the music and escalators and you won’t have to pre-register or wait in line!  Just sign in when you arrive.  Ends promptly at 9:30am so please arrive in plenty of time.
    The Mall in Columbia (near Lord & Taylor-ground floor), Columbia, MD
  • December 12, 2018 – 7:00-8:30pm  
    General Support Group – An open discussion support group for families
    HCAS, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
  • December 13, 2018 – 7:30-9:00pm (Room 143)
    Asperger’s Family Support Group
    HCAS, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
  • December 14, 2018 – 6:00-8:00pm (CLICK to register)
    HCAS Annual Potluck Dinner, Meeting & Volunteer Recognition
    HCAS, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive (Training Room), Columbia, MD 21046
  • December 15, 2018 – -3:30-4:30pm
    Free YOGA for Children & Teens with Autism
    Yoga Center of Columbia, 8950 Rt. 108, #109, Columbia, MD
  • December 16, 2018 – 8:00 – 9:30am (TWO DATES 12/9 & 12/16)
    Sensory Friendly SANTA! – Join us before hours at The Mall in Columbia for this sensory friendly opportunity.  We’ll turn off the music and escalators and you won’t have to pre-register or wait in line!  Just sign in when you arrive.  Ends promptly at 9:30am so please arrive in plenty of time.
    The Mall in Columbia (near Lord & Taylor-ground floor), Columbia, MD