Support the Autism Society of Maryland!

Make your donation during Autism Acceptance Month for an even greater impact in 2024!

For over 30 years, the Autism Society of Maryland (AUSOM), formerly the Howard County Autism Society, has connected and empowered the Autism community with the resources they need to live fully.  With your support, AUSOM can continue to provide the kind of top notch supports and services for which we are known. And, in so doing, you will help us create a place in which the Autism community comes to be supported, accepted and included. And all of our programs, resources and support are available at no cost to the community. Thank you for supporting our work!

Individual Contributions

Individual gifts help fund our mission to support, advocate and build acceptance for the local Autism community. Click below to make a secure online donation.

If you prefer to make a donation offline, please fill out this form and mail your donation to:

The Autism Society of Maryland
9770 Patuxent Woods Drive – Suite 308
Columbia, MD 21046

Recurring Donations

Monthly donations provide AUSOM with a dependable base of support.  Set up your gift to be automatically deducted from your credit card each month. You can also set up monthly donations through your checking account. Make your pledge online today by clicking the link below.

Honorary and Memorial Contributions

Many people choose to make larger contributions in honor of a loved one, or to memorialize a loved one who has passed. These honor your loved one while providing a legacy of meaningful support to those we serve. For more information about making an honorary or memorial contribution, contact us at If you prefer to make the donation anonymously by credit card you may do so online donation.

Employer Matching

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. CLICK HERE to see if your company has a matching gift policy.  If the answer is yes, request a matching gift form from your employer.  Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses, and may even provide a monetary match for your volunteer time.  This is a great way to double your gift!

Planned Giving

By making a planned gift you can provide income and other financial benefits to yourself and your family while supporting the Autism Society of Maryland through:

You can designate AUSOM as a beneficiary in your will.

Charitable Trusts
Trusts allow donors to make a charitable donation, receive a tax deduction, and receive income for life or a lump sum payout for themselves or their designated beneficiary.

Life Insurance
Individuals may designate AUSOM as a beneficiary of their life insurance policies.

Retirement Plans
Individuals may donate all or part of an IRA, receive a tax deduction, and avoid income tax on the gift amount. All or part of one’s personal retirement fund can also be donated with a reduction in, or elimination of, associated estate taxes.

Appreciated Assets
Stock, land, or other property that has appreciated in value can be donated with a tax deduction for the current fair market value of the asset and avoidance of some or all capital gains taxes.


Autism Hiring Program

Support our work to advance neurodiversity and acceptance, connecting businesses to an untapped workforce of skilled Autistic adults not supported by existing systems.

The Madhu Family Fund

Created by AUSOM in memory of longtime member, volunteer and staff member Madhu Thibaudeau.  This fund supports individuals with Autism and their families in keeping with her great warmth and commitment to others in the autism community.

The Scott Chernack Family Fund

The Scott Chernack Family Fund was created in memory of Scott Chernack, a loving father, husband, son, brother and friend.  Scott’s ability to make people smile was uplifting to all who met him. Scott lived every day with optimism, kindness and humor, which he generously shared with everyone he met. The Scott Chernack Family Fund recognizes dads with the special ingredients that only a Dad of a child with autism can possess


Patuxent Commons Housing Initiative

Help AUSOM “raise the roof” on this affordable, accessible, inter-generational housing project!


Thank you for your generous support!

The Autism Society of Maryland, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Tax Code. All donations are tax deductible.