What We Offer

All of our programs & events are available to our members. We serve all families in the Central MA area; members must reside in one of these towns and complete our intake process. The Autism Division of DDS allows families who live in towns contiguous to the service area who choose to utilize the Autism Resource Center if it is their preference.

Some of our programs are available only to children, under the age of 18, who are eligible for the Department of Disability Services (DDS) Autism Division, which the Center does not determine; our intake specialists can assist you in the application process.

Family Fun Activities

The Center offers a variety of monthly Family Fun Activities to give families an opportunity to meet with others and enjoy leisure activities in a supportive environment.

Support Groups

The Center recognizes that a diagnosis of autism affects everyone, not just the child, and offers several local support groups.

Workshops, Clinics & Conferences

The Center and its affiliates offer many different workshops for parents, professionals, and supported individuals.

Online Community

The Center has a growing online community for sharing experiences and spreading the word about Autism from the comfort of your own home.


The Center has an extensive library of books and DVDs are available for families and professionals to borrow.

what-we-offer-community-outreach-4-2-15Community Outreach

Staff from the Center and trained parents are available to speak with regular education classes to heighten their awareness of what the Autism Spectrum is and how peers can help. Professionals from the Autism Resource Center are available to speak with teams of teachers about the Autism Spectrum.