Advocates for Autism is excited to celebrate Autism Awareness Month this April!

Advocates for Autism (AFA) is a student advocacy group for people on the Autism Spectrum at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. By hosting different speakers, awareness events, and volunteering projects, we connect students to the autism community and Baltimore.

A different approach on Autism

Although science and research is important, we try to stress the social aspect of Autism by examining its implications on society and education while stressing acceptance and understanding. The Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is our main focus, but we also advocate neurodiversity as we strive to understand other developmental disorders. We provide service opportunities through strong relationships with local organizations that work with the autistic population and other groups. In addition, we also work closely with the Kennedy Krieger Institute, where we provide opportunities to volunteer in the Child Life and Therapeutic Department, and The Auburn School, where members serve as assistants in the classroom. AFA also raises awareness on campus through fun events. Finally, we invite different speakers (parents, therapists, doctors, scientists, and others) to talk about their perspective on ASD.

Join Us

All Johns Hopkins University students of any level are welcome to join AFA. For the 2012-2013 school year, we typically meet on Wednesdays at 6pm with volunteering trips on weekends and select weekdays. Check out our Announcements and attend an upcoming event to get involved. Email the Co-Presidents at afa.jhu@gmail.com for more information.