General Support Groups for Parents in Maryland

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Special Needs

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY ASPERGER SUPPORT GROUP

Monthly meetings in Severna Park and advocacy for children diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome.
410-647-9502, aacaps.org

THE ARC OF CENTRAL CHESAPEAKE

Family and children’s services include Life Transition Series, educational advocacy and resource guides. Also applies for grants for funding for families.
410-269-1883, 410-268-8085, thearcccr.org

AUTISM-ASPERGER ASSOCIATION OF CALVERT COUNTY

Parent advocacy group to help families cope with the challenges of raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder. Has monthly educational meetings during the school year.
410-326-5050, autismspeaks.org/resource/autism-aspergers-association-calvert-county-aaacc

AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Baltimore-Chesapeake: 410-655-7933, bcc-asa.org
Support group meetings and other social and educational events.
Howard County: 410-290-3466, howard-autism.org
Online social network, parent education and support groups including for Asperger's.

AUTISM SPECTRUM SUPPORT GROUP OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND

Events, workshops, forums and meetings in St. Mary's, Charles and Calvert counties.
autismsupport-somd.org

CHADD - Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Anne Arundel County CHADD Speaker meetings in Severna Park plus social skills support group for middle school children. Also meets in Linthicum.
aaccochadd.org

Greater Baltimore CHADD Support groups for adults and/or parents in Baltimore and Howard counties; parent-to-parent training in several locations.
chadd-mc.org/greater-baltimore

Montgomery CHADD Parent, adult and workplace support groups and parent to parent and family training in Montgomery County locations.
chadd-mc.org/chapters/montgomery

Virtual Chapter of CHADD Online forum facilitates and promotes sharing information with sessions held virtually.
chadd.org/Support/Virtual-Chapter.aspx

800-233-4050

CISCO CENTER

Support groups, services and information for children and families with special needs, located in Severna Park.
410-647-1503, ciscocenter.org

THE PARENTS' PLACE OF MARYLAND

Workshops, links to resources and other special education and health information for parents of children with special needs.
410-768-9100, ppmd.org

PATHFINDERS FOR AUTISM

Free programs and services including monthly workshops, plus resource referrals to help improve the lives of people with autism and their caregivers.
443-330-5341, pathfindersforautism.org

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AUTISM RESEARCH CONSORTIUM

Monthly lecture series for parents of children with autism.
301-405-8561, autism.umd.edu

 

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