Children learn best when they’re having fun. That’s why at The Shafer Center for Early Intervention, we believe that every child deserves the chance to experience life and simply be a kid. Our methods incorporate play at every opportunity, and our activities include those that take place on-site, as well as outside the Center, giving your child and your family lots of fantastic experiences and opportunities to stay engaged.
Our events and activities include:
- Breakfast and Books
- Coffee With Director
- Kids Club
- Parent Power Series
- Annual Holiday Musical
- Field Trips
- Graduation Ceremonies
- Grandparents’ Day
- Moms’ and Dads’ Day
Events to Raise Autism Awareness
The autism community is growing rapidly, and the best way to stay informed is to stay engaged. That’s why we at The Shafer Center for Early Intervention host our own events and encourage our families to attend other local autism events. It’s a great way to meet other families so you can share your stories, and help generate positive autism awareness.
Autism Speaks Events
Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family friendly event and is our single most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead us to the answers we need. Experience the power of thousands united by a single cause by joining Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the U.S. You will not only raise funds, but you will become a part of a fun and supportive family-focused community.
From 2011-2013 The Shafer Center was one of the top fundraising teams. Please join our team and help us exceed our goal for the third year in a row!
Honestly Autism Day Events
Honestly Autism Day is a day devoted to understanding autism and is presented by the Partnership Project, which is a collaboration among the Autism Society of Baltimore-Chesapeake, the Baltimore County Public Schools’ Office of Special Education, and the Department of Special Education at Towson University. It is held in April to celebrate Autism Awareness month. Parents, family members, professionals and people with autism come together to listen, ask questions and learn from each other. Experienced speakers, some featured from The Shafer Center, share their knowledge of vast topics related to autism and individuals with autism give open and honest insight into their lives on the autism spectrum. It is a positive, uplifting day filled with revelations and shared ideas.