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Disability Advocacy and Autism Resources for the Baltimore Area

A caregiver is helping a young boy with a physical disability play with plastic block toys.

Advocacy AUTISM SOCIETY OF BALTIMORE-CHESAPEAKE P.O. Box 10822 Baltimore, MD 21234 410-655-7933 baltimoreautismsociety.org The Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake is a volunteer organization founded in 1976. We were created to help serve the autism community in Baltimore. Our organization provides information, advocacy and support for families and individuals. First Maryland Disability …

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A Compassionate Response to a Caregiving Crisis Children with complex medical conditions and in need of foster care find hope in Baltimore-area foster family support programs

Daisy, left, was adopted through Kennedy Krieger's Therapeutic Foster Care program

  A typical week for Melissa Hanna might include doctor’s appointments; occupational, physical or speech therapies and learning as she goes. She is a foster parent for two medically-complex children younger than age 1 through Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Therapeutic Foster Care program. This program provides a hands-on approach to foster …

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Finding the Right School for Special Needs Students How to find the perfect fit for your child

Girl with down syndrome with her teacher in school

  Parents want the best education possible for their children. But when you parent a child with special needs, deciding which school will best support your son or daughter’s needs is not easy. We spoke with educational planning experts who specialize in understanding the academic and social-emotional needs of neurodiverse …

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Benefits of Special Needs Summer Camps Summer camps around the mid-Atlantic region offer inclusive and fun programming for kids

Camp Pegasus

  As the chilly winds of winter blow through the mid-Atlantic region, many of us long for the sunny days of summer. For our kids, it’s not only the warmer weather that boosts summer’s appeal. They look forward to swapping school days for pool days at summer camp. Attending summer …

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Partners on the Journey Parents of children with autism don’t have to go it alone. Pathfinders for Autism provides the support they need.

Pathfinders for Autism

  Nabila and Tariq Syed’s son Nihal and daughter Sania celebrate life through their very existence. With their zest for living, the kids keep their parents on their toes. When Nihal was diagnosed with autism at 2 1/2 years old, Nabila and Tariq began gathering as many resources as possible …

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