Center for Children with Special Needs

Support Groups

ASD Family Support Groups

These groups aim to help families find support, networks and education relating to the diagnoses. 

Central MiddleSex Area

Lowell Area

Merrimack Valley Area

Metro North Area

North Shore Area

Transition Support

Approaching autism and he translation from Adolescence to Adulthood.

Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit

Autism Support Centers in Massachusetts

Serves Greater Boston

TILL (Metro Boston Autism Support Center) in Dedham.


Serves Metrowest, Middlesex West

Autism Alliance of Metrowest in Framingham.

508-652-9900, En Espanol 508-628-6777; En Portuguese 508-782-0016

Serves Worcester, North Central, and South Valley areas

Autism Resource Central in West Boylston.


Serves Northeast region

Autism Support Center in Danvers.


Serves Norfolk County

Family Autism Center in Westwood.

781-762-4001, Ext. 310;

Serves Southeastern region, Cape Cod, and Islands

Community Autism Resources in Swansea.


Serves Western region

Autism Connections in Easthampton and Pittsfield.


Additional resources

Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts (AFAM)

Asperger/Autism Network (AANE)