Autism Resources


Go to this page at AFAM to connect with local support centers which are members of Advocates for Autism.  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)

National and Regional Resources

Autism Now - The National Autism Resource and Information Center 

A collaboration hosted by The Arc 

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)

Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism
615 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01702
Toll Free (in the U.S.): 1-866-3-AUTISM

Asperger's Association of New England
182 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 393-3824,
(Community education, advocacy, networking)
Autism Resources from The Beach Center on Disability
(Concentrated resources on the definition, diagnosis, and treatment of autism, as well as support)
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