News and Updates

CDC Releases New Prevalence Data - Autism Now Effects 1 in 68 Children; a 30% Increase from the 2012 Report of 1 in 88

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) affect an average of 1 in 68 children in the U.S. (1 in 42 boys). Data was collected by the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) network using a population-based surveillance study to determine the prevalence of ASD among children aged 8. This new estimate is roughly 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012 of 1 in 88 children (11.3 per 1,000 eight year olds) being identified with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  


Information Sessions: Learn About Autism Treatment Insurance Laws in Maryland

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Representatives from Pathfinders for Autism, Autism  Speaks and Maryland Association of Behavior Analysts will discuss recent changes to Autism Insurance Laws in Maryland and its implementation.
Annapolis Capitol Building

Topics to include:

  • What are Habilitative Services?
  • The NEW ABA Regulation - WHAT is it and WHO is covered by the law
  • Next Steps in the Board Certified Behavior Analysts licensure process
  • Question & Answers


2014 April Autism Awareness - Show Us Your TALENTS and PASSIONS!

Friday, March 14, 2014

2014 April Autism Awareness

This April we’re celebrating Talents and Passions! We want you to share your, or your child’s, unique hobbies and interests with us. Send us a picture and each day we’ll feature someone new on our social media (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn). Email your pictures and stories to  



NEW from Pathfinders: "My Child Has Autism" Wallet Cards

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Meltdowns happen. And sometimes we are strong and offer words of wisdom, sometimes we are quick with witty comebacks, and sometimes we are.... speechless. Sometimes it's easier to say nothing and to just hand someone a card that explains your situation.

My Child Has Autism wallet cards


Have Fun While Supporting Pathfinders For Autism

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Custom Jewelry FindEat, buy jewelry, attend a party, and enjoy an evening of music - and all while supporting Pathfinders!


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