individuals with autism & the people who care for them

Established in 2000 by parents of children with autism, Pathfinders for Autism has since grown into Maryland’s largest autism organization. Pathfinders for Autism works to support and improve the lives of individuals affected by autism through expansive, individualized programming, and by providing resources, training, information and activities free of charge.

Getting Started

Autism is a lifelong journey.

Pathfinders for Autism is here to help you every step of the way.

The Pathfinders for Autism Resource Center is the cornerstone of our efforts to serve Maryland’s families by providing timely, accurate, autism-specific information and resources. Our Resource Staff responds personally to inquiries. Navigate some of our key resources below, or call our Help Line at 443-330-5341 for more information.

News & Events

Check out our upcoming workshops, trainings, recreational, and fundraising events.

Join our Annual Campaign

I AM 1 IN 50


Medical Cannabis
and CBD Oil:
Making an Informed Decision

Friday, May 31, 2019

Register for Wait List


Family Night
at Ladew Gardens 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Register now 

Sailing Adventure at the
Downtown Sailing Center

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Register now 

Run Wild for Autism

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Register now 

The 18th Annual
Pathfinders for Autism
Golf Tournament


Details and packages

Volunteer of the Year

Jode Zito

Read Jode’s story


I appreciate that when I call Pathfinders for Autism, whether I’m just looking for a resource or I’m calling in distress, I get a friendly voice and a person who really ‘gets it’.”

Pam C.

“Thank you for blessing thousands of us with your resources, wisdom and humor. You all are the best!!!”

Nancy B.

“Thank you so much for your help. I can’t tell you how thankful I am for this, I feel like a giant weight has been lifted.”

Erin O.

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Help us make a difference in the lives of people with autism