April is Autism Acceptance Month! Throughout the month,the Autism Society of Maryland (AUSOM) held multiple events and fundraisers  to #CelebrateDifferences, recognizing the multitude of experiences within the Autism community.

Acceptance creates a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it. And by everyone, we mean every unique individual.

From Autistic individuals who require 24/7 lifetime support services and their caregivers, to Autistic individuals living fully independent lives, Acceptance, Inclusion and Connection are critical to ensuring everyone in the Autism community can access what they need to live to their fullest.

If you would like to make a difference this year by supporting our work to advance acceptance through advocacy, education, resources, and community programming,  A donation would help to strengthen our programs, support, and resources, all of which are available at no cost to the community.  Thank you, in advance, for your continued support.

Below is a recap of the events, activities and fundraisers we hosted in celebration of Autism Acceptance Month! 

We look forward to you joining us in 2025!

Highlight Pictures from Autism Acceptance Month Activities

Autism Acceptance Day with the Legislature - April 2, 2024

What an amazing day in Annapolis for Autism Acceptance Day! We joined our event partners, advocates, and legislators from across the state to kick off Autism Acceptance Month with a luncheon and dance party. Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate the valuable contributions of people with autism across the globe!

MOCO - Shine Brighter - April 6, 2024

Photos courtesy of Montgomery Parks, M-NCPPC

Autism in the Park - Howard County - April 13, 2024

Get Air Trampoline Party - April 20

Fundraiser at Zoe's Just Desserts

Autism in the Park - Anne Arundel County - June 9