Autism Society of Maine

2B Main Street
Winthrop, ME 04364

1 (800) 273-5200

Spring Harbor Hospital Developmental Disorders Treatment Program

Home to Maine's only inpatient treatment program for youth ages 4 to 21 who experience both serious mental illness and developmental disorders, such as mental retardation and autism.

123 Andover Road
Westbrook, ME 04092 

(207) 761-2200
(207) 761-2108 (fax)

New Hampshire

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center- Center for Genetics and Child Development

2-3 hour evaluations, multi-disciplinary assessment team including Developmental Pediatrician, Psychologist, Clinic Coordinator, OTR/EDd.

Children's Hospital at Dartmouth 
1 Medical Center Drive 
Lebanon, NH 03756 

(603) 650-7884 

Hampstead Hospital Developmental Disorders Program

Our program provides intensive, acute inpatient treatment of serious behavioral and psychiatric problems in children, adolescents and young adults ages 4 - 26 with developmental disorders such as mental retardation, pervasive developmental disorders, and other severe developmental syndromes. Program services are provided on two distinct inpatient units, with a total of 26 beds serving this population. Patient separation is based on age and other clinical and developmental factors. Our program is the first specialized psychiatric unit of its kind in New Hampshire and one of the few programs in the country that integrates best practice standards from psychiatry and behavioral psychology.

218 East Road
Hampstead, NH 03841

(603) 329-5311

New Hampshire Autism Society

Carol Armstrong
Box 68
Concord, NH 03302


New Hampshire Special Education Advocacy Center

548 Donald St, Unit 2 
Bedford, NH 03110 
(603) 625-2600 

Uniting Parents for Autism Awareness

Support group for recently diagnosed families and/or preschool aged children. 

Joyce Ninness
P.O. Box 464
Concord, NH 03302

(603) 228-3771


Autism Society of Vermont

Support, referral, and information.

Lisa Lawlor or Jessica Chen
19 Central Street
Woodstock, VT 05091

(802) 457-3764

Child Development Clinic

Child development clinics, multi-disciplinary assessment team. 

Carol Hassler, M.D. 
P.O. Box 70 
108 Cherry Street 
Burlington, VT 05402 

(802) 863-7315 

Deer Creek Psychological Associates

Multidisciplinary assessment team, Pediatric Behavioral Medicine
P.O. Box 266 
E. Thetford, VT 05043 

(802) 785-2903 

Parent to Parent of Vermont

600 Blair Park, Suite 240
Williston, VT 05495


Stern Center for Language and Learning

135 Allen Brook Lane
Williston, VT 05495

1011 Northa Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05001

(802) 878-2332
(800) 544-4863

Vermont Interdisciplinary Leadership Education for Health Professionals Program

Stephen Contompasis, M.D.
University of Vermont 
405 Pomeroy Hall
Burlington, VT 05405-0160

(802) 656-0204


Advocate- Mary Mercier, M.Ed., LCSW

288 Winter Street
Brockton, MA 02302

(508) 584-1688
(508) 584-2226 (fax)

Advocate- Robert Augustine

259 Rama Street
Taunton, MA 02780

(508) 880-6573
(508) 823-8903

Arc Massachusetts

217 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

(781) 891-6270

Asperger's Association of New England

1301 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459
(617) 527-2894

Autism Center of the South Shore

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

(800) 482-5788

Autism Resource Center of Central Massachusetts

360 West Boylston Street, Suite 204
West Boylston, MA 01583

(508) 595-9101
(508) 854-8148

Autism Support Center

Contact: Gail M. Kastorf, Director
6 Southside Road
Danvers, MA 01923

(978) 777-9135
(978) 762-3980

Center For Neurointegrative Services (CNS)- McLean Hospital

Services include: a day school (Pathways Academy) for children with Asperger's Disorder; a clinic offering neuropsychological testing, individual therapy, and pragmatic language groups; and a pragmatic language summer camp) for individuals with Asperger's Disorder, High Functioning Autism and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities.

115 Mill Street
Belmont, MA 02478

(617) 855-2736

Child Development Network

The Child Development Network is an interdisciplinary team of pediatric healthcare professionals. We provide comprehensive services for children and teens with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, PDD-NOS and other developmental, learning and psychiatric disorders. Our team provides neuropsychological, psychological, psychiatric, speech and language and educational evaluations. We also offer individual cognitive-behavioral therapy, speech and language therapy, and educational tutoring. We emphasize a collaborative approach to care by building ongoing working relationships with parents, schools and health care professionals.

Janine Stasior, Ph.D., M.S., ABPdN, Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Child Development Network, LLC
76 Bedford Street, Suite 12
Lexington, MA 02420

(781) 861-6655
(781) 861-6654 (fax)

Child & Family Psychological Services, Inc.

Child and Family Psychological Services, Inc. is an interdisciplinary clinic providing comprehensive services for children with Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, PDD and other developmental and psychiatric disorders. CFPS provides neuropsychological, psychological, psychiatric, educational and occupational evaluations. Individual, family, and group psychotherapy is available as well as pharmacological therapy. Educational therapy is also available as well as consultation for schools and organizations. 

Michael A. Goldberg, Ph.D., Director 
89 Access Road, Unit 24
Norwood, MA 02062

(781) 551-0999 ext. 208
(781) 551-3396 (fax)

Community Autism Resources

 Barbara Dominigue, 

Executive Director

2315 Grand Army Highway 
Swansea, MA 02777 

(508) 379-0371 
(800) 588-9239 

Community Resources for People with Autism

A non-profit program, founded by families of children with autism to assist families, individuals, schools, and agencies throughout western Massachusetts. Services provided: information and referral, parent to parent support, flexible cash/respite allocations, training and education, family support, consultation and training to organizations, social skill builders.

116 Pleasant Street, Suite 366
Easthampton, MA 01027

(413) 529-2428
(413) 529-2567 (fax)

The Eldridge Group

Specializing in treating individuals with autism, Asperger Syndrome and Related Disorders. Services include: Pragmatic (social skills) Group Therapy for children, adolescents and young adults; Individual Therapy; Family Therapy; Parent Support Groups. 

Erin Ruane, LCSW & 

Fran Kuehn, MSW, MEd 

1101 Beacon Street 8th Floor 
Brookline, MA 02446 

(617) 216-9875 


Families of Adults Afflicted with Asperger's Syndrome (FAAAS)

PO Box 514 

Centerville, MA 02632

First Signs, Inc.

P.O. Box 358
Merrimac, MA 01860

(978) 346-4380
(978) 346-4638

Forward Motion Coaching

Forward Motion Coaching provides career development coaching for adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and NLD. Together, we establish an individual’s goals and devise a step-by-step action plan for achieving them. We clarify skills and abilities, explore how to make the most of natural strengths, and develop practical strategies for addressing challenges and limitations. Coaching can assist people who are seeking employment, or who want to change their current job or develop their current career.

Barbara Bissonnette, Principal
119 Adams Drive
Stowe, MA 01775

(978) 298-5186

Howard Learning Assessment Services: Testing, Evaluation, Treatment & Help

Assessment & treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD), learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral problems & developmental disorders in  MA & NH.

Contact: Dr. Scott Howard

35 Bedford Street, Suite 7
Lexington, MA 02420
(781) 860-7733

19 Johnson Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 465-2999

118 Maplewood Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 433-8954

Lauren Avery Ph.D., M.S.Ed.

Clinical Child Psychologist
15 Muzzey St. 3rd Floor
Lexington, MA 02421

(617) 407-3092

League School

A not-for-profit, day and residential, multi-service agency devoted solely to individuals with Autism/Asperger Spectrum Disorders, since 1966. League School serves students ages 3 to 22 from across the country and around the world.

300 Boston-Providence Turnpike
Walpole, MA 02032

(508) 850-3900 ext. 516
(508) 660-2442 (fax)

Massachusetts Developmental Council

174 Portland Street, 5th Floor 
Boston, MA 02114 
(617) 727-6374 ext.100 
(617) 737-1885 (TTY) 

May Institute

May Institute is a private, nonprofit organization committed to providing the highest standard of behavioral healthcare, education, and rehabilitative services to individuals with autism, PDD, and other developmental disabilities. Featured in the book, In Search of America's Best Nonprofits (Jossey-Bass, 1997), May touches the lives of 25,000 individuals and their families each year. An active center of research and training, and maintains affiliations with more than 44 universities, hospitals, and human service agencies worldwide.

One Commerce Way
Norwood, MA 02062

(800) 778-7601
(781) 440-0400
(781) 440-6676 (fax)

McLean Hospital - Kennedy Hope Academy

The Kennedy Hope Academy is a 13-bed residential school providing intensive treatment for children with pervasive developmental disorders who have serious psychiatric illness or behavior problems. The program brings together the longstanding commitment of Franciscan's pediatric rehabilitation therapists and educators, as well as the resources and psychiatric expertise of McLean Hospital.

30 Warren Street
Boston, MA 02135
(617) 779-1670

The New England Center for Children

33 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA 01772

(508) 481-1015
(508) 485-3421 (fax)

New England Attentional & Learning Assessment Clinic (NEALAC)

7 South Park Avenue 
Park Avenue Trust Building 
Plymouth, MA 02360 
(508) 746-5666 

Parents of Autistic Children (POAC) of Massachusetts

39 Highland Court
Malden, MA 02148

(781) 475-2762

Sangeeta Dey, Psy.D.

Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Licensed Psychologist
594, Marrett Road, Suite 22
Lexington, MA 02421

(781) 652-9594
(781) 652-9557 (fax)

Special Needs Advocacy Network

P.O. Box 269
Natick, MA 01760

(508) 655-7999

Spotlight Program

Spotlight is clinically-based social pragmatics program of the North Shore Arc, integrating techniques of theater games and dramatic training with highly motivating and age-appropriate activities (such as video games, knowledge-based trivia games, etc.), as well as a positive social reinforcement-based environment to foster skill development in core deficit areas.

North Shore Arc
6 Southside Road
Danvers, MA 01923

(978) 624-2334 or (978) 624-2309
(978) 762-3980 (fax)


568 Washington Street, Suite 26
Wellesley, MA 02482

(617) 726-0060
(617) 726-0064 (fax)

Rhode Island

Aquidneck Island Support Group

All are welcome to join us as we share and learn from each other. We openly discuss a variety of topics facing families touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder. Topics include, but are not limited to, school services, health, behavior, therapy and related seminars. Ask questions, share or just listen as parents relate their experiences with the group. Please let us know what you want to learn more about. We will set up workshops to accommodate the group. We meet on the last Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at Newport Hospital, Powell Avenue, Newport, RI in the Community Resource Center. (Main Entrance, 1st Floor.)

Wendy Fournier (401) 683-6741
Stephanie Buckley (401) 683-6447


The Arc of Northern Rhode Island is a not for profit human service agency providing supports and services for people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. The Arc has a long and rich history, formed nearly fifty years ago by volunteer-parents seeking support and services for their children with disabilities. Today, The Arc operates a Habilitative Services Division, a Residential Services Division, and an Independent Living Services Program. Altogether The Arc provides services to over 350 individuals.

The Arc of Northern Rhode Island
320 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895

(401) 765-3700
(401) 766-0910 (fax)

Asperger's Association of New England - Rhode Island Chapter

The Asperger's Association of New England (AANE) is made up of individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS), their families, friends and professionals. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with AS and related conditions. AANE is overseen by a Board of Directors. The Executive Director is Dania Jekel. Our mission is to foster awareness, respect, acceptance, and support for these individuals and their families. AANE provides a variety of services and programs including:
  • Phone consultation and service referrals for parents and children
  • Support groups for parents
  • Phone and office consultation with adults with AS and/or with families of adults
  • Information packets including a family networking list and material about AS
  • Social activity groups for adults with AS
  • Discussion groups for adults with AS
  • Legislative advocacy
  • Seminars, conferences, and workshops for educators, professionals, adults with AS and their family members
  • Bulletin board

1301 Centre St.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

(617) 527-2894
(617) 332-4521

Autism Project of Rhode Island

The Autism Project of Rhode Island is a dedicated group of parents, teachers, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists and other related professionals. It remains our mission to create a comprehensive system of services to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. The Project works to ensure children with ASD benefit from an appropriate education and related therapeutic services within their local school, community and at home. Our programs educate parents and families in their newest role as teacher, but more importantly as mom and dad. We work to our mission by: providing multiple training programs, running a camp for children with ASD and related communication disorders, hosting a national speaker conference, by increasing awareness of the disability and by lending support to families across our state at our annual Imagine Walk and Family Fun Day. Over the years, the Autism Project of Rhode Island has helped hundreds of professionals and parents learn the best practices for supporting and educating individuals with autism, but much remains to be done. We need your help!

The Autism Project of Rhode Island
51 Sockanosset Crossroad
Cranston, Rhode Island 02920

(401) 785-2666

The Autism Society of Rhode Island

The Autism Society of America - Rhode Island Chapter is a volunteer organization of parents, professionals, and friends of persons with autism, designed to promote the general welfare of persons with autism in the state of Rhode Island. General Interest Meetings are held regularly and are open to the public. Parents provide information, support and understanding to each other. Parents make referral for services and provide other related information to other parents.

1645 Warwick Ave
Warwick, RI 02889

Bradley Hospital - Developmental Disabilities Program

The Developmental Disabilities Program is a unique and highly specialized clinical service for children and adolescents between the ages of 4 and 22 years who show signs of serious emotional and behavioral problems in addition to a developmental disability, such as autism or mental retardation. The program offers a variety of clinical services including: Inpatient, Day patient, Residential, Home-based, Outpatient care and Research. The program's staff is highly experienced and professionally trained in the area of developmental disabilities and psychiatric disorders. The Developmental Disabilities Program's model of care emphasizes family involvement as well as continuity of care across its various treatment settings. Regardless of where a patient is transferred within the program (inpatient, day, residential, home-based or outpatient), the treatment team remains unchanged. Patients and their families keep the same doctors, nurses, social workers, therapists and teachers. The continuum of care model results in a seamless transition of patients across treatment settings. We believe that continuity of care is critical to effective treatment and that it is among the key factors responsible for producing favorable treatment outcomes.

Developmental Disabilities Program
Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital
1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway
East Providence, RI 02915

(401) 432-1189
(401) 432-1500 (fax)


CEDARR stands for Comprehensive Evaluation, Diagnosis, Assessment, Referral and Reevaluation services and supports. The basic component of the CEDARR initiative is the CEDARR Family Center. The CEDARR Family Center is intended to serve as a family centered, comprehensive source of information, clinical expertise, connection to community supports and assistance to aid the family in meeting the needs of their child.

Family Solutions CEDARR
134 Thurbers Avenue, Suite 102
Providence, Rhode Island 02905

(401) 461-4351
(800) 640-7283


Families for Early Autism Treatment, Inc. (FEAT) is a non-profit organization of parents and professionals, designed to help families with children who have received the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), or Asperger's Syndrome. It offers a network of support where families can meet each other and discuss issues surrounding autism and treatment options. FEAT has a Board of Directors that meets monthly to discuss issues, establish priorities, and vote on the direction of the organization. FEAT's newsletter is published quarterly and contains current news and events. FEAT has a Lending Library, where families can obtain information about Autism and check out teaching materials for their therapy programs for free. FEAT also offers Parent Resource Meetings on the third Wednesday of each month, which are designed to provide information to families, whose children have been diagnosed with Autism and to provide access to a network of families who can be supportive. Throughout the year, FEAT has parties, field trips, and fundraising events. These activities are also fun for the parents because this is when many friendships are formed.

PO Box 8460
Cranston, RI 02920

(401) 886-5015
(401) 739-7384 (fax)

The Groden Center

Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for persons with autism and other emotional and behavioral disabilities. The Groden Center, Inc. has been providing day and residential treatment and educational services to children and youth who have developmental and behavioral difficulties and their families since 1976. By providing a broad range of individualized services in the most normal and least restrictive settings possible, children and youth learn skills that will help them engage in typical experiences and interact more successfully with others. Education and treatment take place in the Groden Center classrooms, in the students' homes, and in the community with every effort to maintain typical family and peer relationships. The Center uses the most well-developed and effective modes of behavioral treatment that emphasize innovative and therapeutic procedures. The behavioral technology is merged with our understanding of the ecology of the students' everyday life in which we emphasize the acquisition of age-appropriate skills. We use our knowledge of developmental principles to organize learning through a series of stages, keeping goals and teaching strategies flexible to meet the unique and challenging needs of each student and family. Strengths, rather than deficits, are targeted as building blocks for learning. The Groden Center's webpage has extensive links to local and national resources related to autism and other mental health issues.

86 Mt. Hope Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

(401) 274-6310
(401) 421-3280 (fax)

Pathways Strategic Teaching Center

Pathways Strategic Teaching Center is certified by the Rhode Island Department of Education as a 230-day special education school. Pathways is a comprehensive education and treatment program serving children with autism and related disorders. Founded in 1998 through a collaborative effort between the Kent County Arc J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center and local parents of children with autism, Pathways is committed to utilizing scientifically validated teaching strategies in improving the lives of children with autism and their families. Education and treatment strategies are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, an organized and systematic approach that has been demonstrated effective in building skills as well as treating problem behavior. Individually tailored curricula address speech and language, pre-academic and academic skills, daily living and self-care skills, play and social skills, as well as the assessment and treatment of challenging behaviors.

Pathways Strategic Teaching Center
3445 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886

(401) 739-2700


The Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN) is a statewide, nonprofit agency that provides information, training, support and advocacy to parents seeking help for their children. RIPIN is the home of five projects that are made up of 11 programs and services to families with children in RI, including families of children with special needs. Our five projects include Early Intervention and Community Parent Consultant Programs, Family Health Parent Consultant Program, Family Voices, Parent Information and Resource Center and the Parent Training and Information Center.

175 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860

(800) 464-3399
(401) 727-4144

Rhode Island Technical Assistance Project (RITAP)

The Rhode Island Technical Assistance Project (RITAP) is a statewide resource center for technical assistance and support, professional development and training, and policy analysis and interpretation. The resources of the RITAP are organized to assist state and local agencies, institutions of higher learning and families in the delivery of quality education and support services for all children including those with disabilities. RITAP is a collaborative effort of the Rhode Island Department of Education, Office of Special Needs and Rhode Island College. It provides practitioners, parents, and policymakers the knowledge and resources necessary to increase their capacity to provide comprehensive and coordinated services to all children including those with disabilities that result in improved educational performance and enhanced life-long outcomes.

Autism Support Center
The Old Alumni House
Fruit Hill Ave
Providence, RI

(401) 456 4600


Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic

Fred Volkmar, M.D. & James McPartland, Ph.D.
230 South Frontage Road
New Haven, CT 06520

(203) 737-4337

Achieve Fluency

Achieve Fluency is a private learning center and consulting service that serves children with significant language delays. Our program focuses on developing basic communication and language skills, reading comprehension, reading fluency (decoding), written expression, basic math skills, and reasoning/problem solving. Our highly effective teaching methods are based on the principles and practices of applied behavior analysis with special emphasis on fluency-based instruction. Each student's program is highly individualized and is closely measured to assure rapid progress in his or her areas of need. Our staff includes board certified associate behavior analysts and certified teachers who have extensive experience teaching children with autism and related disabilities applying principles from behavior analysis. 

Co-Directors Danusia Pawska, BCaBA and Christine Cukar-Capizzi, BCaBA 
Greenwich, CT

(203) 698-0247

Birth to Three Program

Birth to Three is a State of Connecticut program that aims to strengthen the capacity of families to meet the developmental and health-related needs of their infants and toddlers who have delays or disabilities. Children under the age of three who live in Connecticut are eligible for the Birth to Three System when they either: are experiencing a significant developmental delay, or have a diagnosed physical or mental condition with a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay.

460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06106

1 (800) 505-7000

Branches of Hope, Inc

A center for autism and related disorders offering comprehensive services and supports for children, families, schools and communities across settings.

Director: John C Burke, Ph.D. (
Clinical Director: Janie Dyment -Burke, M.A., M.S. (

335 Post Road West
Suite 102
Westport, CT 06880

(203) 227-3383

Center for Special Needs

Providing speech, occupational and family therapy. Insurance accepted.

801 Edgewood Ave., Rear
New Haven, CT 06515


Center for Speech and Learning

Providing speech, occupational and family therapy. Insurance accepted.

801 Edgewood Ave., Rear
New Haven, CT 06515

Chapel Haven

Independent Living Skills for adults with Developmental Disabilities: 

(203) 397-1714

The Child Guidance Center of Southern Ct, Inc.

Offer developmental evaluations, support groups for parents of developmentally delayed/autistic children, and accepts insurance.

Cara E. Barbierri, Psy.D., Coordinator of Developmental Evaluations and Group Psychotherapy Program
103 West Broad St
Stamford, Ct 06902

(203) 324-6127

Connecticut Autism Spectrum Resource Center

A non-profit organization founded in the year 2000 that hopes to provide for all parents and professionals the most recent information and research to help them understand the barriers and challenges people with autistic spectrum disorders face in everyday life by sponsoring professional development sessions for parents, school personnel, community providers and other professionals working with his population and by expanding support throughout the State of Connecticut, and to encourage the development of resources.

1978 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT

(203) 248-5222

Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center, Inc. (CPAC)

A statewide nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth through 21. They can help you with: understanding special education laws, identifying your child's educational needs, communicating more effectively with professionals, and participating in the educational decision making process.

338 Main Street
Niantic, CT 06357

(860) 739-3089 (V/TDD)
1 (800) 445-CPAC

Crystal Wood Stables Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy Program

A therapeutic intervention that involves a 20 to 30 minute treatment session given by an OT, PT, or SLP using the movement of the horse as a treatment strategy to work towards therapy goals and functional outcomes. 

Durham, CT 
(860) 349-2298 
(860) 349-6843 


Provides information and resources that enable parents to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of current treatment approaches. 24 hour hotline, internet discussion list, website.

P.O. Box 388
Ellington, CT 06029-0388

(860) 571-3888

Deborah Fein, Ph.D.

University of Connecticut 
Storrs, CT 06269 
(860) 486-3518

Eagle Hill (Learning Disabilities specialty school)

Greenwich, CT 
(203) 622-9240 

Farmington Valley Aspergers Network (FAVAN)

A support group for parents of children of the "high" end of the autism spectrum (AS, PDD-NOS, High-Functioning Autism). Meets once each month in Simsbury, CT.

FOCUS Alternative Learning Center

Specializes in working with kids ages 6-18 years old who are on the autistic spectrum, suffer from high anxiety, experience processing difficulties and who are otherwise as we like to say, "creatively wired and socially challenged."

126 Dowd Avenue P.O. Box 452
Canton, CT 06019

(860) 693-8809
(860) 693-0141 (fax)

Foundation School (school for special needs)

719 Derby-Milford Road 
Orange, CT 06477 
(203) 795-6075 

Franklin Academy

Franklin Academy provides students with nonverbal learning differences the academic and social skills to become life-long learners, to pursue college and career goals, and to enjoy fulfilling lives. Located on a 25-acre campus, Franklin Academy is a private, non-profit, coeducational boarding and day school that educates children with nonverbal learning disabilities in a safe and supportive environment. The Board of Trustees, the administration, and the faculty are committed to offering each student attending Franklin Academy a personalized curriculum designed to develop and enhance academic and social skills.

106 River Road
East Haddam, CT 06423

(860) 873-2700
(860) 873-8861

Friends of Autistic People

A parents' group in Fairfield, CT, dedicated to raising awareness of the needs of autistic adults and working toward services needed by autistic adults. Parents of autistic and PDD children of any age encouraged to join with no membership fees.

Brita Darany
974 North St.
Greenwich, CT 06831

(203) 661-8510

Greenwich Autism Program

Susan G. Izeman, Ph.D. BCBA, Director
132 East Putnam Ave
Cos Cob, CT 06807

(203) 629-1880 ext. 327

The Kennedy Center Autism Project

The Kennedy Center serves individuals from birth to seniors with diagnoses on the Autism Spectrum including Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Asperger’s Syndrome. For children ages 3 to 21, services can be accessed through The Kennedy Center Autism Project. The Autism Project accepts referrals from the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Developmental Services, Boards of Education, privately funded contracts and private pay. The Kennedy Center Autism Project was created in partnership with parents of children on the spectrum to address the day-to-day challenges that autism can present. Offering, Social Activity Programs, Respite Programs, Recreation Programs, Sibling Program/Sib Fun Night, in addition, customized professional workshops and trainings can be offered. For more info please call our Youth Inclusion Coordinator, 203-332-4535, ext. 223. All Children's Programming takes place at 4021 Main St., Stratford, CT.  

39 Lindeman Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611

Phone: 203-332-4535

Laurie A. Lustiber, MS, CCC/SP

Speech-Language Pathologist
182 Meadows End Road
Monroe, CT 06468

(203) 261-6582

Maggie Casciato

PDD Parent Support Group Leader 
Fairfield County, CT 
(203) 261-7980

The NEAT Center at Oak Hill

NEAT is about access — access to information, to products and equipment, to the manufacturers and vendors of equipment and to services. The New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Center at Oak Hill was formed because limited access to services, equipment and devices that can minimize the effects of disabilities is, in itself, a disability. NEAT was established to provide information and services and access to equipment and devices that can change the lives of people of all ages, with all types of disabilities, both temporary and permanent. We operate under the auspices of Oak Hill, a 115 year old non-profit organization located in Hartford, CT. The headquarters building of the NEAT Center provides 25,000 square feet of space for product demonstrations, expos, classes, computer use, research and equipment restoration. Our staff is available to help you find what you need.

Toll Free in CT: (866) 526-4492
Hartford Area: (860) 243-2869
TTY: (860) 286-3113
Fax: (860) 286-3111

120 Holcomb St
Hartford, CT 06112

80 Ferry Blvd
Stratford, CT 06614

New London County Psychologists and Counselors

567 Vauxhall Street Ext.
#201-203 & 207-210
Waterford, CT 06385


Nonverbal Learning Disorders Association

Patricia Carrin - NLDA President
507 Hopmeadow St.
Simsbury, CT 06070

(860) 658-5522
(860) 658-6688 (fax)

Rosalie Greenbaum, Ph.D.

Specializes in Pervasive Developmental Disorders, offering comprehensive evaluations.

New Canaan, CT- 

(203) 972-6889 

Sam Schaperow, MSMFT, LMFT

567 Vauxhall Street Ext. Suit 207
Waterford, CT 06385


Speech & Language Consultants, LLC

Landria M. Seals, M.A., CCC-SLP Executive Director
258 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851

(203) 604-0602 (fax)

Success SEPTO

The mission of Success SEPTO is to work within our local communities to encourage school districts, legislators, and families to work together. The organization strives to understand, support, and enhance education, and provide greater opportunities for children with special needs. We serve Ashford, Mansfield, Stafford, Tolland, Willington and other surrounding towns in Northeast Connecticut.
P.O. Box 397
Willington, CT 06279

Wendy D. Marans, M.S., CCC/SLP

Licensed Speech Pathologist 
Communication Disorders Specialist 
234 Church Street, 3rd Floor 
New Haven, CT 06510 

(203) 789-0424 
(203) 562-1675 

Yale Psychological Assessment Service

Assessment Service has a long history of providing a broad range of testing services to school-age children and youth throughout Connecticut. Common referrals include: IQ testing, giftedness testing, educational testing for learning disabilities, neuropsychological testing of executive functioning, memory, and attention, second opinions, and assessment of personality and behavioral functioning. We provide comprehensive evaluations for elementary, middle school and high school age children.

Yale Child Study Center
230 S. Frontage Road
New Haven, CT 06520

(203) 785-6227
(203) 785-7400 (fax)

New York

Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association

A New York not-for-profit organization that provides education and support to families, individuals and the professionals who support them including PDDs and related conditions with resources, meetings, conferences, newsletter and a hotline.

Pat Schissel, President
(516) 470-0360, main office

Adult Issues
Bernice Polinsky
(631) 269-5709

Amazing Kids Amazing Families

Damselfly Center
Theresa Haney LCAT, ADTR, CPC
Red Hook Poughkeepsie Schenectady

ASPIE - The School for Autistic Strength Purpose and Independence in Education

Full day educational program for teenagers on the autism spectrum that meets all New York state standards for coursework and curriculum. Also features digital media production and computer education instruction for students who are highly motivated by working with computers.

P.O. Box 489
4080 Route 28
Boiceville, NY 12412

(845) 657-7201

Dr. Ballaban-Gill & Dr. Isabelle Rapin, M.D.

Professors of Neurology and Pediatrics
Albert Einstein School of Medicine
Kennedy Building 807, 1410 Pelham Parkway
South Bronx, NY 10461

(718) 430-2478

Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD)

297 Knoolwood Road, Suite 333 
White Plains, NY 10607 

(914) 683-3833 
(914) 683-3836 (fax) 

Chappaqua: PDD Spectrum Parent Support Group

Sheri Baron, Ph.D. 
(914) 762-2058 

The David Center

A 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 David Center's ultimate goal is the establishment of a center somewhere on Long Island where it will offer educational programs, resources, and therapy.

Discovering Your World

Susan Cortilet-Jones, MS, LMHC ,Life Skills Coach

Provides a service for children and adults who need support in improving connections outside of the home and in the community. This service is geared towards individuals with social challenges including PDD, Asperger's, Autism, Social Anxiety and other issues related to navigating social situations and life adjustment. Based on the individual needs, Susan works one to one outside the home and in the community.

Nanuet, New York 10954

(845) 406-8730

Families of High Functioning Autistic Kids (FOHFAK)

Family Support Group - Meets on the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Thursday of each month in the Capital District area of New York/

Janice Craft
Latham, New York

(518) 477-2972

The Family Resource Network, Inc.

46 Oneida Street
Oneonta, NY 13820

(607) 432-0001
(800) 305-8814 

Family Support Project for the Developmentally Disabled

N. Central Bronx Hospital 
3424 Kossuth Avenue, Room 15A10, Social Work Development 
Bronx, NY 10467 

(718) 519-4797 

The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership, Inc. (GRASP)

Support groups for parents of children with AS and for adults with AS.

Gloversville-Johnstown and Southern Adirondacks: Fulton-Montgomery Chapter of the ASA

Meets on the second Wednesday of the month.

Victoria Morrison, Co-President
(518) 454-5262

The Grace Foundation of New York

The Grace Foundation was created to support and advocate for Staten Island and Brooklyn families of children diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders. This support takes the form of social, educational and information resources. For more information about this group and available services please visit their webpage at

Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Guiding Eyes for the Blind has introduced a program in which its world-renowned dogs are trained to provide safety for children with autism.

611 Granite Springs Rd
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

1 (800) 942-0149
(914) 245-4024
(914) 245-1609 (fax)

Henrietta: Parents Support Group

Rush Henrietta School District 
Karen Donohaue 
(716) 359-5000 

Jane Nofer, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Clinical Director, Center for Diagnostic and Consultation Services 
The Children's Annex 
70 Kukuk Lane 
Kingston, NY 12401 
(845) 336-2616 (x123) 

Jennifer L. Pacht, CMT-MA

Music therapy for autistic children. 
65 E. 11th Street Apt. 2A 
New York, NY 10003 

(212) 529-1979 (home) 
(212) 996-9019 (work) 

Jessica Galgano, PhD, CCC-SLP

Open Lines Speech and Communication PLLC 
116 West 23rd Street, 5th Floor 
New York, NY 10027 
Phone: 646-375-2390 
Fax: 888-807-7794 

John C. Pomeroy, M.D.

A licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in autism and asperger's disorder, and a diplomate in family, marital, and domestic relations.

95 Argyle Road
Brooklyn, NY 11218-2903

(718) 282-6819
(917) 400-0111

Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc.

2 Congers Road 
New City, NY 10956 

(845) 634-3627 
(800) 454-3627

Legal Services for Childen

Todd Silverblatt
271 Madison Avenue, Suite 1007
New York, NY 10016

(212) 683-7999
(212) 683-5544 (fax)

Michelle Dunn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology
Rose F. Kennedy Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10552

(718) 430-2130 (work)
(718) 430-8606

Neurodevelopmental Assessment and Psychotherapy Services

Neuropsychological and diagnostic assessment, parent counseling and support, and practical therapeutic intervention for children, adolescents and adults. 

Susan F. Epstein, Ph.D. 
25 West 81st Street #1D 
New York, NY 10024 

(212) 724-9011

New York Families for Autistic Children

New York State ARC, Inc.

393 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054

(518) 439-8311
(800) 724-2094

Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities Support Group

Meets monthly in Buffalo, New York.

Shayne Bawer-Ellsworth or Karen Butler 
(716) 983-9836 
(716) 741-5061 

Northern Regional Center for Independent living (NRCIL)

165 Mechanic Street
Watertown, NY 13367
(315) 785-8703
(315) 785-8704 (TTY)
(315) 785-8612 (fax)

7396 Turin Road
Lowville, NY 13367
(315) 376-8696 (Voice/TTY)
(315) 376-3404 (fax)

PALSS - Play And Learn Social Skills

214 E 70th St.
New York, NY 10021

(212) 744-9352

Parent to Parent of New York State

P.O. Box 1296
Tupper Lake, NY 12986

(866) 727-6970

Parent Support Network

Parent Support Network, Inc. conducts a monthly support group for parents of children with high functioning autism spectrum disorders including Asperger's Syndrome, pervasive developmental disorders, nonverbal learning disability, semantic-pragmatic disorder, and hyperlexia. Social skills groups available for children ages 6 to 9 years old and 10 to 13 years old. Meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month.

Micki Leader
P.O. Box 284
Orangeburg, NY 10962

(845) 359-6090

Parents of Special Children, Inc.

2C Tower Drive
Fulton, NY 13069

Poughkeepsie: Support Group for High Functioning Autism/PDD/Asperger

Ann - (914) 724-3350 
Maggie - (914) 229-6729 

Power Advocates

P.O. Box 1077
Williamsville, NY 14221-1077

(716) 522-9185

Prader-Willi Alliance of New York, Inc.

267 Oxford Street
Rochester, NY 14607

(716) 442-1655
(800) 442-1655

Rochester: Asperger Support Group

This group meets on the 1st Monday of the month from October until June from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Beth Grier-Leva 
Twelve Corners Middle School 
2643 Elmwood Avenue 
Brighton, New York 

(585) 288-4150 

Sports Fitness & Fun, Inc.

470 Route 17A
Florida, NY 10921

(845) 651-1000

Support Group for Parents of Adult Children

This support group is geared toward the needs of parents of older teens and adults. Parents of this age group face many important issues such as employment, supported or semi-supported living, lack of opportunities for socialization, and all the complications surrounding financial decisions. Take this opportunity to come and share your successes and concerns. Support meetings are held from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Half Hollow Hills Library, Room A
Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills

Bernice (631) 269-5709

Support Group for Parents and Advocates of "Adult" Children with PDD/HFA/Asperger's Syndrome

Meets every fourth Sunday of each month from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm.

Blythedale Children's Hospital
Bradhurst Avenue, Valhalla (Westchester County)


Judith Omidvaran 

(914) 526-3329

Bonnie Kaplan

Syracuse: Asperger's Parent Support Group

Meets the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (no meetings in July/August/December) 

1603 Court Street 
Syracuse, New York 13202 

B.G. Downing - 455-7591 ext. 237 
Sylvia Noll - 475-1382 ext. 417 


1 West Mill Drive
Great Neck, NY 11021

(516) 840-7821

Tonawanda: Support group for Parents of Children with Asperger Syndrome

Dr. Marcus Thomeer 
Language Development Program 300 Fries Road 
Tonawanda, NY 14150 

(716) 837-2441 

Tourette Syndrome Association of Western New York

20 Thomas Jefferson Lane 
Snyder, NY 14226 

(716) 839-4430 
(716) 839-1956 (fax) 

TriState Learning Center

Private provider of ABA services in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut that provides school, home, and community based direct and consultative services to individuals with ASD and related disorders.

140 Huguenot Street, Suite 201
New Rochelle, NY 10801

(914) 633-5252
(914) 633-7070 (fax)

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Developmental Disabilities Center 
St. Lukes - Roosevelt Hospital 
1000 10th Avenue 
New York, NY 10019 

(212) 523-6230 

Westchester ParentLink

Parents of children with diagnosis at the milder end of the autism spectrum. This group holds parent support meetings one weekday evening a month where family, social, recreational, educational, and advocacy issues are discussed. The group hosts occasional expert speakers and has a telephone network. We welcome inquiries from parents and professionals.

Susan Berman
(914) 591-0744

Nina Spooner
(914) 591-0744

Western New York Chapter of the Autism Society of America

Local Chapter includes professionals and parents of children with autism, PDD, and Asperger Syndrome 

Contact: Autism Society of America 
Western New York Chapter 
130 Jordan Road 
Williamsville, NY 14221 

(716) 633-2275 

YAI Autism Center- YAI/NIPD Network

The YAI Autism Center provides access to a complete array of highly specialized, top-quality diagnostic services, treatment and care for children and adults with ASDs throughout the life cycle. Services and expertise include: medical, child psychiatry, speech and language, occupational therapy, neuropsychological evaluation, and behavioral management; as well as specialized therapies, socialization groups, and camping and travel. Training, consultation and advocacy also available for professionals and family caregivers.

Dr. Charles Cartwright, Director
460 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10001


Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders (ABOARD)

ABOARD's mission is to maximize the potential and possibilities of children, adolescents and adults with autism in western Pennsylvania (primarily the region surrounding Pittsburgh and Allegheny County). ABOARD serves an active registered membership of almost 9000 families, as well as the professionals who serve them.

35 Wilson Street
Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15223

(412) 781-4116
(800) 827-9385
(412) 781-4122 (fax)

(ASCEND Group)- An Asperger Syndrome Information Alliance

P.O. Box 531
Ardmore, PA 19003

(610) 449-6776

Autism Center - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

3705 Fifth Avenue 
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2583 

1 (800) 727-1507

Autism Society of America - Greater Harrisburg Area Chapter

P.O. Box 101
Enola, PA 17025

(717) 732-8408
(800) 244-2425, ext. 8408

Autism Society of America, Greater Philadelphia Chapter

325 Tyson Avenue
Glenside, PA 19038-3120

(610) 358-5256

Autism Society of America Midwestern PA Chapter

2062 Moravia Street 
New Castle, PA 16101 

(724) 652-8372

76 Wagon Wheel Trail
Wexford, PA 15090

(412) 377-8778
(724) 934-2040 (fax)

Dr. Gertrude A. Barber Center

36 East Avenue
Erie, PA 16507

(814) 878-5903
(814) 454-2771

Indian Creek Foundation

Indian Creek Foundation is a non-profit organization that serves adults and children with developmental disabilities primarily in Montgomery and Bucks counties. The mission of Indian Creek Foundation is to provide opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to live in and enrich their community while meeting their vocational, family, personal, and spiritual needs from birth to death.

420 Cowpath Road
Souderton, PA 18964-2036

(267) 203-1500
(267) 203-1510 (fax)

Jennifer D. Hetzke, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist & 

Certified School Psychologist 

Offering comprehensive developmental and neuropsychological evaluations for children between 0 and 18 years of age. Specializing in pervasive developmental disorders, learning disabilities, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. 

300 South Chester Road, Suite 104A 
Swarthmore, PA 19081
(610) 805-5631 

Joseph R. McAllister, Jr., Ph.D.

Director, Psychological Services
The Watson Institute 
301 Camp Meeting Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143

(412) 749-2880

Lancaster County Autism Support Group

315 S. Charlotte Street 
Manheim, PA 17545 

(717) 664-4117 

The Law Offices of Caryl Andrea Oberman

Grove Summit Office Park
607A North Easton Road
Willow Grove, PA 10990

(215) 830-5025
(215) 830-5027 (fax)

Linda J. Heller, Esq. - Special Education Advocate

519 Monroe Road
Merion, PA 19066-1017

(610) 667-9019
(215) 689-2774

Marie Constance-Lewis, R.N., M.A.

Neuro-Developmental Disability Case Manager & IEP Consultant
320 Rockland Road
Wayne, PA 19087

(610) 964-0143

Martha Lloyd Community Services

190 West Main Street
Troy, PA 16947

(570) 297-2185 ext. 268
(570) 297-1019 (fax)

Nancy Minshew, M.D.

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic 
3811 O'Hara Street 
430 Bellefield Towers 
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 

(412) 624-0818 

Pennsylvania Tourette Syndrome Association

132 W. Middle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

(717) 337-1134
(800) 990-3300

Sharing and Caring of Bucks County

A Non-profit Organization and Support Group for Autism Spectrum Disorders: Autism / PDD-NOS / Asperger’s / Mental Retardation / Related Neurological Disabilities We welcome family members, educators, students, friends, and medical professionals of our community. Our mission is to ensure our loved ones are included in all aspects of our community through education, advocacy, and public awareness throughout their lifespan.

For Information about Networking among Parents of Adolescents and Adults :
Holly Druckman
(215) 321-3202 (between the hours of 10am and 6pm please)

Ambry Ward

Joyce Harding,Event Coordinator
P.O. Box 462
Richboro, PA 18954

(215) 355-0719 (fax)

Social Learning Disorders Program

The cornerstone of the SLDP, the Social Skills Seminar, is a 10 week group with a curriculum that addresses areas such as nonverbal communication, employment issues, self-esteem, dating, and relationships. This group takes place once per week each semester and is run by Mary Riggs Cohen, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania Health System
3535 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 573-1159

TALK Institute and School

The TALK Institute and School, formerly the Magnolia School, is the nation's most progressive center for the education of children with autism and language disorders outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As teachers, therapists and researchers we are at the forefront of a new, more accurate and person-centered understanding of autism -- one that presents autism as a sensory-based movement disorder profoundly affecting language, social interaction and praxis.

395 Bishop Hollow Rd
Newtown Square, PA 19073

(610) 356-5566

Total Learning Centers

12045 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA 15090

(724) 9440-1090

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

3811 o'Hara Street 
430 Bellefield Towers 
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 

(412) 624-0818