My name is Kathryn (Katie) Shea and I live in Lancaster, MA. I have a 4 year old son on the spectrum as well as a 1 year old daughter who is developing on track.My son was diagnosed at 2 years old with high functioning Autism. After being completely overwhelmed initially with the news we immediately got him ABA services through EI and I found the Center through my tireless internet searches for support.
Although still new to the center I believe it is such an important resource for all of those who have a child on the spectrum. Without them I would never have figured out where to turn when we were trying to figure out how to sign up for MassHealth. They’re also there to lend an ear as all of them have such a wide range of experience. The Autism 101 conference they old was a HUGE help for my husband and I when we didn’t really know where to start.
I’m so grateful to be part of this board and am grateful for the opportunity to help those, like myself, who have a child on the spectrum.