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We Live here, We give here! Celebrating 20 Years!

About Alliance

women standing on the stepsThe Autism Alliance of MetroWest, Inc.
began in 1993 as "The Family Voice", a small group of families with Autistic children who united for support. In 1998, the Family Voice united their efforts with The Morse Institute Library, which provides a permanent home for the autism resource center; and the Autism Governing Council, which plans programs and educational events to increase public awareness of autism related disorders. This united group became the Autism Alliance of MetroWest. Since inception, the number of families in the Alliance has grown to just over 1000 families and 120 in the field of Autism. Our ability to service families has been in large part due to the commitment of sponsors such as the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, the Department of Developmental Disabilities and many local charities.

children in teh poolIn 2009 we joined forces with Advocates Inc. of Framingham and we are now a program of Advocates. Our mission remains the same -- to provide families in the MetroWest area with information, education and support. We plan and implement programs and events that will aid these families while increasing public awareness regarding autism.

Information is the most powerful tool for living with autism. To share information and experiences among families with children diagnosed with autism/pervasive developmental disorders (PPD), the Autism Alliance of MetroWest offers resources, programs, and - most of all- support. Our goal is to give families the knowledge to not only cope with autism, but also to flourish and grow.

In addition to our resources, we offer a range of support programs and activities to bring families together. Our staff is here to help you find what you need, whether that's information, a doctor or therapist, or someone just to listen.a family posing

There is strength in sharing. There is hope in exchanging new information, telling stories of living with autism, learning something new. We invite you to come see us, and share in the learning, laughing, and loving we all cherish.

Our education and resource center puts more than 1000 up-to-date books, journals, newsletters, and tapes related to autism at your disposal. You can check them out at the Morse Institute Library in Natick, where the Alliance is housed, or you can get them through the Minuteman Library Network at your local library. The Flutie Family and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation have been champions for the Alliance and for the causes surrounding Autism.

 
 

   

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