Community Support Services, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization under Maryland law and Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Established in 1994, CSS is committed to providing quality, community-based service to children and adults with autism and other severe developmental disabilities. The founder and staff of CSS have long-term experience developing and operating innovative programs and support services for individuals on the autism spectrum.
Upcoming Events & Our Holiday Donation Wish List
MDS CELEBRATES THANKSGIVING!
November 27th, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
CSS Resource Center - Large Meeting Room: Before the students leave for Thanksgiving Break, they will spend a day together eating a holiday meal with their friends and families and share thanks with one another.
Although the students prepare most of the food they are still seeking donations to round out the meal. If you would like to donate drinks, tablecloths or other Thanksgiving items email [email protected].
THANKSGIVING DAY DINNER – November 28th, 1 – 3 p.m.
Celebrated in individual homes: Individuals will share a traditional holiday dinner with their friends. Donations still needed: 12 full turkey dinners serving 8-10 people each, 14 sets of drinks and desserts, and grocery gift cards (from Giant preferred.)
TREE TRIMMING EVENT & CARD MAKING WORKSHOP
December 2nd, 1 – 3 p.m.
CSS Atrium. Hang an ornament on the tree! We will also be making festive holiday cards to give to our friends and loved ones.
Donation requests include cookies and cider.
SERVICE CHANGE INFORMATIONAL FORUM
December 7th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. CSS Large Meeting Room
Discussion on new service definitions and what can be included in a person's PCP.
CRAFT AND GIFT MAKING – December 8th, 12 – 5 p.m.
CSS Resource Center - A favorite holiday event! We will be making gifts to give to our loved ones and decor for our homes.
Volunteers are needed to assist at craft stations. Donation needs include: assorted craft kits and projects, cookie decorating kits and supplies. Decor needs include silk flowers, berries, and evergreen sprigs.
HOLIDAY DINNER AND DANCE
4 – 5:30 p.m. & 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Gym. Come and get into the holiday spirit! Individuals invite their families to share in a holiday dinner and then we dance the night away! A favorite event of the year with lasting memories.
16 volunteers are needed to make this a success (8 set up, 8 food service, 8 clean up and breakdown). Donation needs include: meal sponsors, white string lights, paper goods, tablecloths, assorted beverages, fruit, desserts, O'douls beer.
HOLIDAY SING-ALONG WITH MARILYN
December 17th, 1 – 2 p.m. CSS Resource Center Atrium.
Sing a song for the season! Members of the CSS Chorus will sing some of their favorite holiday carols with their friends.
LIGHT SHOWS – December 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 26th
Ticket donations needed for holiday light shows, concerts, displays, and events at Seneca Park, Wheaton Regional, Mormon Tabernacle, and other events in Montgomery County.
HANUKKAH CELEBRATION – December 23rd, 6 p.m.
CSS Resource Center - Large Meeting Room
We will light the menorah and celebrate this festival of light with our families and friends.
6 volunteers needed. Donation requests include: paper products, latkes for 40 people, sandwiches, cookies or other desserts, assorted beverages.
CHRISTMAS DINNER – December 25th, 12 – 3 p.m.
Celebrated in individual homes: Individuals will share a traditional holiday dinner with their friends.
Donation needs include: 14 full dinners serving 8-10 people each, 14 turkeys or ham, 14 sets of drinks and desserts, and grocery gift cards (from Giant preferred.)
NEW YEAR'S DAY CELEBRATIONS – January 1st
Celebrated in individual homes: We will toast in the new year with traditional foods and sparkling cider!
Donation needs include cookies and assorted beverages.
Note: Specific programs (after-school program, Marcia D. Smith School, adult day services, etc.) may hold additional special events. Information will be released as it becomes available.
Please contact Craig Roberts at or Ashley Chatneuff at if you are interested in helping or sponsoring these events.
That's a Wrap is our exciting food venture that combines healthy food products with inclusive employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Across from Quince Orchard High School at:
The Shops at Potomac Valley
12158 Darnestown Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: (301) 569-6820