Events

Some upcoming events that you might be interested in. Please note these events are being held by other organizations please contact them directly to register and with any questions.

  • MDTAP AT Library Tours

Would you like to see some of the newest AT on the market?
Would you like to talk with an assistive technology specialist to learn more?
Schedule a customized tour of the AT library to learn about how AT can best help you, your friends, your family or your clients!

To schedule a tour, contact Denise Schuler at dschuler@mdtap.org or 410-554-9232

  • Sensory Friendly Films at AMC

AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theatre listings for specific showtimes.  Please check times on the AMC website.  

  • Imagination Stage

Offers sensory friendly performances of children's classic Tickets are 100% refundable up until the show begins.

  • FREE Webinar: Parent and Family Engagement: Why it Matters in the Special Education Process

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 pm - 1 pm

Parents are key members of the IEP team and Maryland law has recently given parents additional rights. Webinar 2 will focus on the 2017 parental consent law that allows parents to refuse to consent to certain recommendations by an IEP team, such as the decision about whether a student should take the PARCC assessment or the alternate assessment aligned to an alternate curriculum, and on issues such as assistive technology, restraint and seclusion, and least restrictive environment that can profoundly affect the course of education for students with developmental disabilities.

To register https://beacon360.content.online/xbcs/S1632/catalog/product.xhtml?eid=8837

Presenter: Leslie Seid Margolis, Managing Attorney, Disability Rights Maryland

  • 50 Plus Expo in Howard County

Friday, October 19, 2018 9:00 am - 4 pm

Wilde Lake High School
Columbia, MD.

For more information go to https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Community-Resources-and-Services/Office-on-Aging-and-Independence

  • Social Thinking Across the Home and School Day: The ILAUGH Model

October 22, 2018
9 am - 4.30 pm
2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD. 21042

For more information visit https://www.riseforautism.org/social-thinking-workshop.html

  • Brown Bag Series: Feeding Challenges in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

October 24, 2018
Noon - 1.30 pm
HCAS, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive (Training Room), Columbia, MD.

For more information and to register, please contact info@howard-autism.org or 410-290-3466.

  • Resources for Independence

OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, October 25, 2018 11:00am-2:00pm
735 East Oldtown Road, Cumberland, MD. 21502
Tel: 301-784-1774
Refreshmnets and Door Prizes

  • WRIGHTSLAW SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW AND ADVOCACY CONFERENCE

Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:00am-4:30pm
Holiday Inn Washington, College Park, MD
Wrightslaw training program
 featuring Pete Wright, Esq. is a one-day special education law and advocacy program.

Four focus areas include:
*Special education law, rights and responsibilities
*Tests and measurements to measure progress & regression
*SMART IEPs
*Introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy Wrightslaw programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding special education. The program is not disability specific. Sponsored by The Parents' Place of Maryland. There is a fee for this conference, to register please visit
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wrightslaw-special-education-law-and-advocacy-conference-tickets-45684051227

  • Therapeutic Recreation in Motion

October 26 - 28, 2018
Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
300 South Charles St, Baltimore, MD. 21202

For more information visit www.trinmotion.org

  •  Free Yoga for Children and Teens with Autism

Saturdays 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm, October 27, November 3

The Yoga Center of Columbia
8950 MD-108 # 109
Columbia, MD. 21045

These classes are a wonderful way to help reduce anxiety and challenging tactile sensitivity issues. Parents are encouraged to participate as well. No need to register, just mark your calendar and join HCAS at the Yoga Center. For more information, email info@howard-autism.org or call
410-290-3466

  • Family Resource and Transition Fair 

Saturday October 27th, 2018 10 am - 2 pm
Cedar Lane School
11630 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, MD. 20759

For more information click here. Flyer FamilyResourceFair 2018

  • World of Possibilities Expo

Saturday December 8th 11 am - 3 pm
Red Lion Hotel Baltimore North
Timonium, MD.

For free passes and more information go to http://expo.caringcommunities.org/index.php

  • ATIA Conference 

Pre-Conference January 29 - 30, 2019
Conference January 30 - February 2

Caribe Royale All Suite Hotel & Convention Center
Orlando, FL.

For more information click here

  • 2019 LIFE Conference

January 31, 2019
Dover Downs Hotel, Dover Delaware

To learn more http://www.lifeconferencede.org/home.html

  • LDA's 56th Annual International Conference

February 18-21, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas

For more information go to the conference page.

  • Save the Date for the 2019 Sibling Conference!

Saturday March 30, 2019

Stay turned for more information

In conjunction with the DC Developmental Disabilities Council, the Maryland DD Council will host a Sibling Conference on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The Sibling Conference provides a terrific opportunity for siblings of individuals with disabilities to meet other siblings, share experiences, and gain information. This will be a dynamic day of connecting, listening, and learning.

  • Voyagers: A Dance Among the Planets 

Sunday March 31, 2019 1.30 pm

Kennedy Center - Change things up with a sensory friendly opera or symphonic orchestra concert at the Kennedy Center!
http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/accessibility

You can find some great pre-visit materials in the link below that include social stories and sensory maps of some of their theaters.

http://www.kennedy-center.org/Pages/accessibility/sensory

  • RehabWeek 2019

June 24 - 28, 2019
Toronto, Canada

For more information check out their website https://www.rehabweek.org/