The Autism NOW Center provides high quality resources and information in core areas across the lifespan to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, their families, caregivers, and professionals in the field. Focus areas include: Early detection, Early intervention, and Early education; Transition from high school into early adulthood; Community based employment; Advocacy for families and self-advocates; Community Inclusion; Aging Issues; Policy; Implementation of Health Care Reform, including Long Term Care Services and Supports; Family and Sibling Support; and Networking in local, state, and national arenas. We accomplish these goals in a variety of ways. Learn more by visiting The Autism NOW!’s website.
INDEX provides, to the public for free, information about programs, providers, and services for people with disabilities living in Massachusetts. INDEX recognizes that accurate information is a basic prerequisite for making informed decisions. We use our expertise in information technology, our experience in the field of disabilities, and our long history of collaborating with disability-related, non-profit and state agencies to provide people with disabilities and their families the necessary information they need to maximize their independence and productivity in our community. The Autism Insurance Resource Center provides information to the public about insurance coverage under a new law, An Act Relative to Insurance Coverage for Autism (ARICA), which took effect in Massachusetts on January 1, 2011. There are many questions relating to the implementation of the law, e.g., to whom, ARICA applies, what treatments are covered and how to access coverage. The Center, a new program of INDEX, is designed to provide information and support for self-advocates, family members, providers, employers and educators on issues related to medical insurance for autism treatment. Learn more by visiting The Autism Insurance Resource Center INDEX’s.
The Lurie Center for Autism is an integrated and multidisciplinary clinical, research, training and advocacy program dedicated to treating individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders. The Lurie Center is the primary clinical care and clinical research site implementing the broader goals of the Lurie Center for Autism. The Lurie Center is born out of a philosophy that people with developmental disabilities deserve to be viewed as individuals, each with personal patterns of talents and challenges. We strongly believe each individual deserves the opportunity for access to the quantity and quality of services needed to reach his or her full potential, regardless of economic, social or ethnic background. Learn more by visiting The Lurie Center’s.
Community Autism Resources is a family created and oriented community services organization. The valuable input they receive from families and professionals sustains their continued focus on assisting and educating families and professionals so that they can better meet the needs of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). They do this by building collaborative relationships with those involved, in an effort to provide comprehensive and individually tailored supports. For more information, visit Community Autism Resources.
Kennedy-Donovan Center supports people with developmental delays, disabilities or family challenges to pursue their personal potential and success in the community. They provide a wide range of effective supports to individuals and families through prevention, advocacy and intervention services that are person-centered, innovative, and compassionate. They strive to provide this either by offering services directly to individuals of all ages and their families or by collaborating closely with community partners.
The Fernandes Center for Children and Family ties of Massachusetts (FCCF), a joint partnership between May Institute and Saint Anne’s Hospital, provides family-centered pediatric specialty healthcare, rehabilitation, and behavioral health services, all in one location. Staff members work closely with referring pediatricians, area schools, and community agencies to coordinate services to help each child and family. For more information, visit Family Ties of Massachusetts.
Autism Alliance of MetroWest, Inc. aims to provide families in the MetroWest area of Boston with information, education and support. They plan and implement programs and events which will aid those families while increasing public awareness regarding autism. To date, they have grown to almost 865 families and 125 specialists in the field of Autism. For more information, visit Autism Alliance of MetroWest website.