Hussman Center for Adults with Autism

The Hussman Center for Adults with Autism brings together Towson University students and young adults on the autism spectrum to create a mutually rewarding learning environment. Social, educational and fitness programs support learning for adults with autism as they develop the tools needed to lead meaningful and engaged lives.

Our programs include fun social activities, art classes, comedy workshops, cooking classes, music, creative movement experiences as well as specialized training in language skills, personal fitness, and entry-level job skills. Many participants exhibit an increase in social interaction, wellness and community involvement after completing our programs.

The Hussman Center for Adults with Autism offers two key types of programs for adults with autism and a Friday evening Social Group:

Towson University student involvement at the Hussman Center

More than 200 Towson University students a year are involved in learning experiences in programs and Social Groups at the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism. Students learn to interact with adults with autism as peers and members of the community.  Students in professional preparation programs learn best practices for working with adults on the spectrum Students who participate in these programs report this being consider this a life-changing experience. Many decide to go on to careers working in the field of autism.  Many report key ways that they can support more inclusive communities and  help advocate for more accepting workplaces.