Finding Resources: For Newly Diagnosed Families

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Welcome to our community of families living with autism in Howard County. The Howard County Autism Society (HCAS) provides support, fellowship, and resources.

As you learn more about your child’s diagnosis, here are a few resources to help you navigate the system. We know it can be overwhelming at first, but remember we are here to help.

HCAS “To Do List” for Newly Diagnosed Families
Twelve easy ways to connect to resources and funding to support your child.

HCPSS Family Support and Resource Center
The Family Support and Resource Center is designed to help families of children with special needs. Services include workshops, IEP assistance, IFSP assistance, newsletters, a lending library, facilitation of parent support groups, and service referrals.

Maryland Autism Waiver
Register your child today. The Maryland Autism Waiver allows eligible children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to receive specific waiver services and certain Medicaid services to support them in their homes and communities.

HCAS Services and Supports 

Please take advantage of all HCAS has to offer you and your family. Services include:

  • Providing support to people with autism and their families
  • Support group meetings and social groups
  • Education and family wellness workshops
  • Parent training
  • Advocacy and Partnerships with HCPSS
  • IEP assistance
  • Special Education News Center
  • Community outreach

Howard County Autism Society
9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 308, Columbia, MD 21046
Tel: 410-290-3466 | Fax: 410-290-5455
e-mail: info@howard-autism.org