Understanding Autism for All
Staff from the Center and trained parents are available to speak with your organization’s staff to heighten their awareness of what the Autism spectrum is and how peers can help. You may request a presentation and overview of the Autism spectrum to better meet the needs of those living with autism spectrum disorders in the community. Email the Center for more information.
Volunteers are a critical part of our community, and we rely on them to sustain our mission and help us maintain our programs and services. We welcome volunteers of all ages, whether you’re a student in need of community service hours, or a business owner interested in opportunities for your employees. We provide a wide variety of opportunities based on your schedule and interests. Click here for more information.
Community Rec Inclusion Program
With funding from the Autism Division of DDS, we offer scholarships to local YMCA programs to encourage inclusion in the community. Any child under 18 who is DDS eligible can apply for a scholarship. Each YMCA offers a variety of activities, from swimming to basketball. A list of eligible YMCAs can be found below:
- Fitchburg – Montachusett YMCA
- Franklin – Hockomock YMCA
- Southbridge – Tri-County YMCA
- Westborough – The Boroughs YMCA
- Winchendon – The Clark YMCA
- Worcester – Greendale YMCA
We’re also proud to offer martial arts classes through local partners in Spencer and West Boylston.
For more information, please call the Center at (508) 835-4278.