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]

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]

The Silver Bullet

The origin of one of the greatest success stories in the Central Massachusetts Autism Community can be traced to the Silver Bullet. Eleven years ago, Julie Atherton, captain of Team Strength, and her husband Shawn, moved to a new house in Mendon. One day while installing new floors, they had a surprise visitor: a friendly [Read More]