Autism Support & Services : Northeast

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A Long Island parent group whose primary purpose is to support one another as we advocate for the unique needs of children and adults with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
An organization made up of individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, their family, friends and professionals
ASM advocates for improved services for people with autism and their families through a toll free information line (1-800-273-5200), lending library, educational materials and workshops for parents, educators and providers.
Committed to dissemination of knowledge and information about Autism/PDD, promoting enlightened public policy, facilitating development of life-long support systems, updating information about new developments, providing members with social opportunities.
Five years after United Cerebral Palsy debuted its Promise Program for autistic children ages 2 through 5, the agency's officials are preparing to unveil plans for a cutting-edge facility to treat autistic children ages 6 and up.
Krista Karch, Utica Observer Dispatch
A community-based program that provides program development, training, and support for individuals, families, professionals and peers of people with autism and related disabilities.
Assists families, individuals, schools, and agencies concerned with the welfare of children with autism. Information and Referral, Parent to Parent Support, Family Advocates, Flexible Cash/Respite Allocations, Respite Workers, Training and Education.
Provides information and resources that enable families to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of current treatment approaches; support families seeking programs based on the principles of ABA; increase public awareness of ASD's.
We are a local non-profit organization that provides encouragement and information to parents. The purpose of our group is for parents and professionals to meet and share experiences, gather information, and offer support.
The David Center is a new Long Island-based group dedicated to providing guidance, education, and support for families of children with autism spectrum disorders and related disorders through a network of parents and professionals.
The FAVAN website contains resources and information for members as well as other parents, and family members of a child on the Autism spectrum. The majority of the information on the web site is tailored to meet the needs of members and others in the Farmington Valley area of Connecticut. Some of the information, such as conference schedules, resources, and support group information will be applicable state-wide and, to a lesser extent, other parts of New England
When the Asperger's Association of New England decided to reach out to immigrants and offer some classes in Spanish, Kolinski volunteered to teach. People with Asperger's syndrome have an average level of intelligence and -- unlike others with developmental disorders on the autism spectrum -- they want to communicate but need to learn how. Trouble with unfamiliar situations and sensory overload are common, so school can be traumatizing, especially for children who are learning English as a second language. The classes, held in Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, and Roxbury, had an impact, said Kolinski, whose phone hasn't stopped ringing since they began last month.
Ron dePasquale, Boston Globe
In July, Chapel Haven officially opened its pioneer Asperger's Syndrome Adult Transition Program, a residential and educational program that helps adults with Asperger's Syndrome create an independent life for themselves. Storz, who is now the director, helped write the curriculum -- the first ever -- which focuses on social and communication skills, self-determination, independent living skills and career preparation.
New Haven (CT) Register
New England-based network of nonprofit behavioral health care, education and rehabilitation.
Assists families in accessing the best possible information, support, and gives families a place to work out the huge emotional weight a diagnosis of Autism can have on a family.
Soon after Frankel opened the Birchtree Center for Children on Greenleaf Avenue in 2002, she learned that the building, a portion of which the school rented, was going to be the new home for Toyota of Portsmouth.
Joe Adler, Portsmouth (NH) Herald
A grassroots family organization for parents of children with special needs.

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