Please help us replenish the Madhu Fund with your gift today!!

Support members of the local Autism community with your gift to The Madhu Fund at AUSOM!

The Madhu Thibaudeau Family Fund at the Autism Society of Maryland (AUSOM) was created in memory of Madhu Thibaudeau, a long-time AUSOM member, board member, volunteer and staff member, who passed away suddenly in March 2019. Her legacy of kindness, support and giving is remembered with the creation of this fund and the many donations made in her name to the Autism Society of Maryland.

Since its creation in April 2020, AUSOM has awarded small grants to Autistic individuals and their family members who are in need of immediate support and need our help Please consider making a gift of $15, $20, $50 or more to the Madhu Fund to support these individuals.



The “Madhu Fund” provides one-time, emergency assistance to individuals with Autism and/or their families who are experiencing an immediate need for financial assistance, “bridge” funding in an emergency or for something that will significantly impact the quality of life for an Autistic individual and/or his/her family.  Examples of items that will be funded include but are not limited to:

  • Rent payment when eviction is imminent
  • Car repair expenses
  • Utility bill
  • Weekly food expenses
  • Personal care items (e.g., clothing, hygiene products)
  • Household supplies (e.g., paper products, cleaning supplies)
  • Baby supplies (e.g., diapers, formula)
  • Medical supplies
  • School supplies
  • Emergency respite care
  • Autism-related technology
  • Moving expenses

Small grants of up to $250 will be awarded throughout the year while funds remain available to meet the unique needs of our local Autism community.  With your help, we can assist individuals and families who need our help right now.

Know someone who might benefit from this fund?  

Questions? Contact us at or 410-290-3466.  Thank you for your generous support!