Parents are the Change Agents – Thank you MFOFC

As parents, we are everything for our kids, a friend of mine says –job description- cook, teacher, driver, cleaner, launder, planner, organizer, care taker, personal assistant, nurse and many more. I am sure you can add some more to that. Last 3 weekends I learnt a new term- we are “change agents” for our kids. I, [Read More]

Tomorrow’s Leaders

Last week I was privileged to meet an extraordinary group of students at Ayer/Shirley Middle School. These eighth grade students participated in the United Way Youth Ventures program. Youth Ventures help area schools integrate youth-based social ventures into their curriculum, after school activities and special events. More than a dozen schools in the region participate, with others [Read More]

Finding Your Path, Finding Yourself

Evolution of a Leader Carrie Noseworthy has served  HMEA’s Autism Resource Central, as a member of the Family Advisory Board for six years. Like many parents, she has the passion needed to make a difference. The desire to do that led her to taking an active role in her own community, in the region through [Read More]

Autism Resource Central Awarded $5,000 from Staples

HMEA’s Autism Resource Central of Central Massachusetts has received $5,000 from the Staples Foundation at the recommendation of Staple’s employee Patrick Davis.   The funds donated by Staples Foundation will be used to fund the participation of Camp Havvago Alumni in Camp Starfish’s LEADERS  program whose primary focus is developing leadership skills, educational and preparation for [Read More]

Digital Credit Union donates $15,000 to Autism Resource Central

HMEA’s Autism Resource Central of Central Massachusetts has received $15,000 from Digital Federal Credit Union at the suggestion of the bank’s employees to fund the mission of the center. The funds donated by Digital Federal Credit Union will be used to fund Family Fun Activities such as movies, bowling, sporting events, dinner dances,  camp during [Read More]

Advocacy for Us , For Others Too

By Erica Ploof Erica is a longstanding member of the Family Advisory Board at HMEA’s Autism Resource Central, as well as a fierce and tireless advocate for our community . She testified on July 28th at the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Housing in support of a bill that would help families develop housing for their family [Read More]