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ENDLESS OPTIONS COMMUNITY GROUP OUTING SHEET

Please see our most recent Community Group Outing Sheet below.

 

We also have a list of goal ideas that you could be focusing on during a group outing.

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ENDLESS OPTIONS UPCOMING 2020 ACTIVITIES

If weather is bad, please call Ashley Suprik on her cell (443-326-0866) to make sure event is still happening.

Please contact Marlene Walters with questions or to RSVP for Baltimore County events: 443-255-4488, mwalters2@bcps.org

 

Please contact Katie Will with questions or to RSVP for Pikesville/Towson events: 410-271-9602, endlessoptions@hotmail.com

 

Please contact Tammy Renner with questions or to RSVP for Harford County events: 443-617-4417, tammy58671@aol.com

Endless Options 2020 Outings

Baltimore County Outings - MARCH 2020
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Pikesville/Towson Outings - MARCH 2020
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Harford County Outings - MARCH 2020
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EVENTS

Sensory Mornings and Evenings at the Walters Art Museum

 

The Walters Art Museum welcomes visitors to Sensory Morning and Sensory Evening, programs for families with children with autism and sensory processing disorders. Facilitated activities occur in the galleries and in the art studio. We provide space for free play in the Family Art Center, and a Sensory Break Area for visitors who need a calm, quiet space. All programs are free. Please register for Sensory Morning using our online form. The program is offered through a strategic partnership with the Kennedy Krieger Institute. For questions about Sensory Morning and Evening, please contact Rebecca Sinel at rsinel@thewalters.org or call 410-547-9000, ext. 373.

 

https://thewalters.org/experience/programs/families/access/

Sensory Friendly Films

Every month, AMC Theatres around Maryland host sensory friendly films. Screenings take place on the second and fourth Tuesday and Saturday.

 

For more information on the current films and screening times, please visit AMC's website.

 

Theatres:

Columbia

Loews Rio Cinemas

Loews White Marsh

Owings Mills

St. Charles Town

 

Pathfinders for Autism has a free social story available on their website for going to the movies.

Harford County

Schucks Regional Park, a sensory friendly park, is now open in Harford County.

 

Baltimore Autism Society Events for 2020

The Baltimore Autism Society hosts a family-friendly event every month. Registration is sometimes required, so please refer to their website for details.
 
  • January – Adaptive Skiing/Snowboarding Lesson (for current members)
  • February – Snow Tubing (for current members)
  • March – Free Family Dinner at Squires Restaurant
  • April – Free Sensory-Friendly Movie in Baltimore City
  • May – Orioles Game
  • June – Players Fun Zone
  • July – Hershey Park (for current members)
  • August – Parents’ Night Out
  • September – Learn about Horses at Taking the Lead
  • October – TBD
  • November – Free Family Sensory-Friendly Photo Shoot (for current members)
  • December – Players Fun Zone
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Please email info@baltimoreautismsociety.org or call 410-655-7933 for more information.

 

https://www.baltimoreautismsociety.org/calendar-of-events/family-activities/ 

Pathfinders for Autism Event Calendar

Check here for Pathfinders' Event Calendar.

PROGRAMS AND GROUPS

Towson Unversity - Hussman Center for Adults with Autism

The Hussman Center Program takes place at Towson University and gives participants the opportunity to interact with others.

Easter Seals Camp Fairlee

Easter Seals hosts a variety of summer programs in Chestertown, Maryland.

 

Please visit their website for more information.

Disability Express

A social group started by former Endless Options Clients

Two of our clients have established a social group, Disability Express, to help teens with disablities form a social group.  Please visit his website by clicking on the link below to learm more about this group.

 

Please check their website on a regular basis, they have an ongoing calendar of events.

 

www.thedisabilityexpressgroup.org

  

Brainy Camp

Click on the link below. They have camps for individuals with
Asperger's, Tourette's, Down syndrome, diabetes, transitioning to
adulthood, etc. 

Brainy Camp

PARENT SUPPORT

Autism Society Support Group Meetings

From the Baltimore Autism Society's Website:

 

"Our autism support group meets the first Thursday of every month throughout the year. We meet in the 3rd floor board room of Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, 1708 W. Rogers Avenue, 21209.

Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. with announcements about upcoming activities and brief introductions by our attendees, always including something positive that has occurred in the previous month. Some months we have a speaker or speakers; other months are simply round-table discussions of issues we all face in dealing with autism. Ample time is allowed for questions and follow-up discussion, as well as further opportunity for group support and socialization. Light refreshments are available along with informative handouts. Our extensive lending library is also available on meeting nights. Support group is open to all interested adults – childcare is not available, and some topics may not be appropriate for youngsters.

 

If you are unable to join us in person, teleconferencing is available."

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The Parents' Place of Maryland

The Parents Place is a Maryland nonprofit organization that provides information to Maryland familes of children with all disabilities and special health care needs.  They are the statewide Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) and the Family-to-Familiy Health Information Center.

 

How The Parents Place can help:

  • Individual assistance is provided over the phone and in-person to families who have questions about their child's needs such as special education and health care access.
  • Workshops for parents and professionals take place on an ongoing basis throughout Maryland.
  • Resources such as information packets and fact sheets are available on a variety of relevant topics.

 

They have a calander of events that show not only their events, but other events in the area that may be helpful to our parents and/or staff.

 

View their website:  www.ppmd.org

Check out their upcoming events and workshops

SECAC Meeting Schedule for Harford County

"SECAC is dedicated to educating parents, educators and the community in matters unique to the needs of children and young adults with disabilities. By identifying unmet needs of students, parents, and the many professionals who work with them, the committee advocates for constructive change and the supports that are necessary to provide quality educational opportunities for all students."

 

More Information through Harford County Public Schools

 

Contact and Membership Information

  • Department of Special Education and Student Services- 443-310-6659

Do you need bloodwork done for your child?

If you get bloodwork routinely done for your child, one of our mom found this office in Howard County.  She says it is amazing- and one tech in particular who is just spectacular.  She told me that they do service a lot of children on the spectrum and are definitely well equipped for it.  I got the info for her b/c one of my students at school needs bloodwork done and I wanted to give the parent the info.  Thought you guys might want to have it handy as well:
 
Lab Corp on Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City, MD.  The tech's name is Everett.  Everett is 6'3 and a quiet and strong giant but coool as a cucumber.  If you tell  them that your child is autistic with aggression issues that will help speed things up some.

Book Written by One of Our Parents

One of our parents has written the book, "One of the 88"

 

Everyone is invited to read Lisa Wiederlight's book "One of the 88: A Guidebook for Parents of Children with Autism and Those Who Love Them."
 

Purchase here

Pathfinders for Autism

Go to Pathfinders for Autism to access the information they can provide:

 

Their Website

Autism Guide

Calendar of Events

The Arc of Maryland

"The Arc Maryland is the largest statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to the rights and quality of life of persons with I/DD and their families. We do this through public policy, advocacy, public awareness, and training and membership support."

 

Find a Chapter

 

The Arc of Baltimore

 

The Arc of Carroll County

Facebook page with additional events

 

The Arc of Howard County