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    Rocksgiving 2016

    Rocksgiving will be held on November 12th at Chesapeake Harbour Marina. Click here to register today!


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    Bowen Foundation Autism Grants

    All grant money has been distributed for 2016. You are welcome to apply and we will hold your application until more funds are available.

    Join now for updates!


    Apply for the funding support you may need for therapies, medication, assistive devices, nutritional supplements and anti-elopement solutions.

    Apply Now
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    Bowen Cruise for Autism 2016

    Join us on October 20th aboard the Catherine Marie for a sunset cruise along the Severn River. Attendees will enjoy great food, great drinks and great company – all for a great cause!

    Registration opening soon.


    Help Us Make a Difference

    Proceeds from this event will help local families fund needed services for children with autism. Get your tickets before we sell out!

Providing Hope

The Bowen Foundation for Autism is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the lives of children with autism in Maryland. Our goal is pretty simple: we award grants to local families who are struggling to pay for needed services to benefit children with autism. Since 2007, the Bowen Foundation for Autism has raised more than $300,000 to help local families pay for every day expenses: doctors’ appointments, behavioral therapies, safety equipment, learning devices and other services. Our goal is to help where we can and hopefully provide a little relief, and a little hope.

Who Is Bowen?

Bowen is a beautiful young boy full of energy and life who was diagnosed with autism at three years old. He has piercing green eyes, gorgeous curls and a smile that makes you feel like a child again. He is vibrant, he loves Elmo, and he loves going to school. He laughs when you tickle him, he runs to your side when dinner’s ready and often times, he gives you the greatest hugs in the world when you least expect it. He is the perfect child in every sense of the word.

Bowen also happens to have autism. He has never spoken to his family; he often cannot concentrate on the most normal tasks. Going into public places is most difficult, as are the stares of confusion, and often times pity, from so many strangers. Yet despite his limitations, Bowen is a most beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend to many individuals young and old. He teaches each of us something new about ourselves and about the truly important elements of life.

In essence, Bowen could be anyone’s child or grandchild; he just happens to be ours.