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Massachusetts Autism Resources

Note: Most programs listed here will provide information and referral to all callers. Some additional services are restricted to the geographic locations indicated.

Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts (AFAM)

AFAM is a coalition of individuals, families and organizations from across the state advocating on behalf people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) - including PDD and Asperger's, with the goal of forming a collective voice in support of legislation, funding, and public awareness around ASD. Many of the organizations listed below are also members of AFAM.

217 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453

Contact: Judy Zacek, (781) 891-6270, x102

(Advocacy, education)

Asperger's Association of New England

182 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472

(617) 393-3824,

(Community education, advocacy, networking)

The Asperger's Connection

(Interactive website that allows individuals with Asperger's, their families, professionals, and public policymakers to interact, support one another, share ideas, and learn from each other.)

Autism Alliance of Metrowest, Inc.

P.O. Box 2118, Natick, MA 01760

(508) 652-9900,

Autism Center of the South Shore

P.O. Box 692382, Quincy, MA 02269-2382


(Serving the South Shore - providing information and referral, recreation, support groups, library, and trainings)

Autism Resource Center of Central Massachusetts

71 Sterling Street, West Boylston, MA 01583

Ph: (508) 835-4278; Fax: (508) 520-6039;

(Serving Central Massachusetts - providing information, library, hotline, technology assistance, networking, and education. Also: new programs for children with ASD, including social skills, sensory integration, family fun, and swim & safety programs.)

Autism Society of America - Massachusetts Chapter

47 Walnut Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

(781) 237-0272, x17

(Information, newsletter, lectures, legislative advocacy)

Autism Project, Massachusetts Advocates for Children

100 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

Hotline Tel.: 617-357-8431, ext. 234

(Provides information, referral, advocacy, and trainings. Runs an Autism Special Education Legal Support Center, which operates a hotline that offers free advocacy assistance, referral, and answers to questions about educational rights of children on the autism spectrum.)

Autism Support Center

6 Southside Road, Danvers, MA 01923

(978) 777-9135 or toll-free 1-800-7-AUTISM

(Serving Northeastern Massachusetts, Charles River West, and Central Middlesex - Providing information, newsletter, library, support groups, and parent and professional training)

Boston Families for Autism, Inc.

P.O. Box 365437, Hyde Park, MA 02136

(617) 327-9486,

(Serving Boston, primarily inner-city families - Providing support groups, mentorship, recreational activities, training, and referral)

Community Autism Resources

2315 GAR Highway, Swansea, MA 02777

(508) 379-0371,

(Serving Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands - Providing information, support groups, consultation, training, newsletter, library, and advocacy)

Community Resources for People with Autism

116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA 01027

(413) 529-2428,

(Serving Western Massachusetts - Providing information, support groups, lending library, respite, family training, and advocacy)

Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism

615 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01702

Toll Free (in the U.S.): 1-866-3-AUTISM

Family Autism Center

789 Clapboardtree Street, Westwood, MA 02090

(781) 762-4001, ext. 329


(Serving Newton/South Norfolk - Providing information, library, school vacation week program, and training)

Massachusetts Advocates for Children

100 Boylston Street, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02116

(617) 357-8431,

Massachusetts General Hospital YouthCare Program

Sites in Charlestown, Wellesley, and Westwood - click here for contact information

(Teaches social skills and other behavioral strategies to children, offering therapeutic support through group participation in recreational, social, and educational activities, including summer camps)


Autism Speaks

2 Park Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10016

(212) 252-8584

(Resources, systems advocacy, and detailed information, especially about the signs and diagnosis of autism)

Autism Resources

Autism Society of America

Carol Gray's Social Stories info:

Autism Society of North Carolina:

Asperger Syndrome Education Network

Autism Web: