The Howard County Autism Society (HCAS) an affiliate of the Autism Society of America (ASA), is thrilled to announce that we have been selected as the 2019 ASA Affiliate of the Year! The award will be formally presented at the ASA National Conference on July 9, 2019 in Bethesda, MD. The Autism Society Affiliate of the Year award recognizes an affiliate for exceptional work toward improving the lives of those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States. Currently, ASA has about 80 affiliates nationwide.
HCAS is honored to be recognized for our more than 25 years of work and commitment to provide support, promote awareness, and advocate for change on behalf of individuals with ASD and their families in Howard County, MD. We celebrate with members of our staff, board of directors and volunteers who, everyday, make our work possible. At the same time, we salute the work of our sister affiliates and the ASA for their efforts to improve the lives of Americans affected by ASD. Together, we seek to maximize quality of life, ensure the highest level of dignity, and create a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued.