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Social Opportunities

Throughout the year, the Howard County Autism Society hosts several social gatherings for its members and families. Whether winter (indoor) or summer (outdoor) pool party, the fall picnic at the farm, the annual walk or gala, monthly movies, or any other of our activities, we encourage families to come out and join the fun. There are many families with similar stories and experiences to share. Be part of an exciting, welcoming, and understanding community!

Sensory Friendly Movies

Sensory Friendly Movies are offered every month at participating AMC Theaters, including the AMC 14 Theater in Columbia, Maryland. Check our calendar, eblast, and newsletter for specific information; or visit the AMC Website.

Volunteer/Social Corps

Formed in September 2017, this group of older teens/young adults with ASD meet monthly to volunteer in the community and enjoy social outings together.  Interested in joining us?  Contact Victoria Martin.

Bowling League

Mt. Airy Lanes welcomes individuals with special needs and their families to its Sunday morning bowling league. Bowl 12 weeks in the spring and/or fall. $3/week includes one game of bowling and shoe rental. To learn more about the league, please contact Lisa Boxall.

Pool Parties

HCAS holds semi-annual pool parties (Summer & Winter ) at facilities in Howard County. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be served. Must be a member to attend but may join on-site or online.  Check our our calendar and weekly eblast for upcoming events.


Join us for these family-friendly events that offer gym activities, swimming, plus pizza and drinks scheduled throughout the year at Lifetime Fitness.  You must be a member to attend but may join on-site or online.  Check out our calendar and weekly eblast for upcoming events.

Annual Spring Picnic and December Potluck Dinner

We invite you to join us in spring for our annual HCAS Picnic at Centennial Park!  This is a great opportunity to meet other HCAS families and often special guests such as members of the Howard County Police Department.  Each December, we hold our HCAS Annual Meeting & Potluck Dinner, combining our yearly report of activities to the membership and election of new board members with a chance for families and individuals to socialize and share a meal!  Look for these dates on our calendar and in the weekly eblast.

For further information regarding upcoming events, check out our event calendar.