Autism Connections has an educational advocate on staff who specializes in educational programs for people with autism.
Family Empowerment offers workshops on educational advocacy for parents. We can also point you to supports in the schools. Eligible Hampshire County families may be able to get stipend money to cover an educational advocate
Contact Family Empowerment to find out what respite services are available to you and your family. Hampshire County families may be able to get stipend money to cover respite.
Autism Connections is the autism expert in Western Massachusetts. Autism Specialists with expertise in resources, behavioral and communication issues, teaching strategies, and community inclusion help families identify priorities, plan supports, and address skill development and behavior issues.
Whole Children's Growing Up class is an innovative sexuality curriculum that includes social skills of relationships. Every class at Whole Children includes social skills training and weekends include social skills lunches.
Dances, social skills classes, Café Night, and social groups, to name a few. These are some of the ways that people with developmental disabilities come together, along with their families, to have fun, learn, and grow in friendship.
Your gift will support the ongoing provision of classes, groups, and social events that create opportunities for connection and community for people with disabilities and their families.