Maryland Autism Friendly Scouting Unit Locator
Maryland Autism Friendly Scouting Units listed have committed to doing their best to providing a welcoming and accepting atmosphere and will establish best practices to make their units more sensory-friendly. These units have made contact with us and have agreed to the five points listed under “How to Get my Unit, District, Council or Program Listed” section below.
Listing of Units
Calvary Asbury Methodist Church
103 N. Church Street
Sudlersville, MD 21668
They will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.Camp Fire USA Patuxent Council
9176 Springhill Ln
Greenbelt, MD 20770
The Patuxent Council serves Maryland and the Metro Washington DC areaRosemary Pezzulo – CEO Patuxent Council – (240)391-6246 Rosemary Pezzulo –email@example.com Website – http://www.campfireusa-patuxent.org https://www.facebook.com/CampFirePatuxent
We work with schools and other special programs to address the needs of children on the autism spectrum and are welcome to accepting youth across the life cycle of all abilities.
Camp Fire USA Patuxent Council serves 2500 youth in the Maryland and the Metro Washington DC area and will be receiving an Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.Special Needs Boy Scout Troop 927 – Baltimore Area Council
51 Tudor Court
Timonium, MD 21093
Boy Scout Troop 927 is designated as a Special Needs Troup and is welcome to accepting and working with scouts of all abilities. They currently have about 10 scouts in their unit. They were recently featured in a news story on WBAL TV – http://www.wbaltv.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/boy-scout-troop-caters-to-boys-with-special-needs/-/10136486/23187956/-/7iymyu/-/index.html
They will be receiving the Autism and Scouting Leadership Training Kit.
How to Get my Unit, District, Council or Program Listed
- Name of the Unit
- Mailing address
- Contact Name(s), position, email address and/or phone number
- Any Social Media Links or Website links for your program
- Any special information you’d like to share (optional)
- To practice inclusion and accept scouts into your unit of all abilities.
- To provide a sensory break area or have a plan in place to provide breaks for scouts that may need one.
- To show acceptance and work with each scout’s family to make sure they are also part of each scout’s journey. This also helps the unit leadership understand any strengths, learning styles, challenges or triggers that each youth may have.
- To provide youth and adult training on disability awareness at least once every twelve months.
- To be willing to learn about autism, ASD and any other co-condition the scout is living with.
The Autism and Scouting Program is happy to provide you with leadership and volunteer training resources upon request. We highly recommend having each scout in your unit have a sensory questionnaire or profile on file.
Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org