HMEA’s Autism Resource Central was conceived in 1996 by a group of parents to serve as a source of information for children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Our vision is to be the center of the autism community in Central Massachusetts.

To carry out this mission, we provide vital services such as education, family activities, referrals, and support to families affected by ASD. We offer information on a great variety of issues, so that parents and professionals have what they need to provide effective support to individuals with ASD.

This program is funded by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and administered by HMEA Inc. (Horace Mann Educational Associates, Inc.)  HMEA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to teach, support and empower people with developmental disabilities and their families to live meaningful lives of their choice. Learn more.

Who We Help

The Center services the eastern portion of the Department of Developmental Services’ Central-West Region, which encompasses Worcester and its surrounding communities. There are 65 towns within our service area. All towns serviced by the Center are highlighted in blue below. If you’re unsure as to whether your town is included in our service area, please check out a complete list here.

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