• Bowen Autism Foundation Flag Football

    Bowen Bash 2015

    Join us on April 15th for our second annual Bowen Flag Football Bash at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis!

    Teams, spectators and donors, learn more.

    Socks Bash

    The funds raised from this event in 2015 provided grants to over 15 families. Thank you for your support!

    Read how your donations have helped Tyler and others.
  • Bowen Autism Charity Christmas Event

    Christmas Autism Event

    Grant applications will be available on April 1st. Join our mailing list for news, grant information and legislative updates.

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    Bryan and Bo

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

    Apply Now
  • Bowen Autism Superhero Run

    Superhero Run Save the Date

    We will be partnering again with The Arc Central Chesapeake Region for this year’s Be a Superhero ~ Run for a Reason to be held June 4th at Quiet Waters Park.

    Be a Hero


    Registration opens February 14th, so be sure to spread the love and help raise funds for those with developmental disabilities!

    Sign up

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.