The Autism Alliance is happy to announce our holiday grant cycle. We would like help families during the holiday season to make this year a little brighter for you and your loved one with autism. Please see link for grant application and guidelines.
Come and celebrate the songs of the season at our annual holiday Sing-along featuring Anthony C. Varga, DMA, MT-BC, NMT, of Meridian Music Therapy. We have a very limited number slots due to room capacity and will have a waiting list. A special thanks to the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for sponsoring this event.
The Lurie Center for Autism invites parents, guardians and families to participate in our Parent and Caregiver Workshops. All workshops are held virtually and open to the public. Registration is required. Reserve your spot by contacting us at LurieCenter@partners.org or 781-860-1700. Virtual meeting links will be emailed to all confirmed registrants prior to event day.
Our virtual, monthly Brain Chat is for parents and caregivers who want more strategies and an opportunity to ask specific questions to expert Coach Allison H. Marean, M.Ed., CLY. from Successfully Social New England. This is a virtual community call that meets once a month for an hour is FREE and sponsored by the Autism Alliance. It is an opportunity to ask questions, be a part of our community and/or just listen and learn from others. After you sign up, a few days before the group you will receive the Zoom link.
Autism Alliance support groups are for families who have children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our groups are a safe and relaxed space for parent and caregivers to feel more confident and less isolated. Click below for Zoom links.
Sensory-Friendly Afternoons are all about inclusion. During these events, the Museum is open to the general public, but group visits and birthday parties are not scheduled, to avoid crowding and support access to exhibits.
Advance registration is required. Register Now!
Saturday, November 12, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Explore the accessible Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods during this special evening event for families with members on the autism spectrum. Your family can play, explore, experiment, and imagine together, while we are closed to the general public and headcount is limited. ASL interpretation may be available upon request. Advance registration is required.
This event is offered in offered in collaboration with Autism Alliance of MetroWest.
NEWLY certified Autism Welcoming Business
NEW Sensory- Friendly Hours
Sunday November 13th
10:00am - 11:00am
Plaster Fun Time is a newly certified Autism Welcoming Business. Staff have been trained and we now have everyday accommodations to help make your visit more enjoyable and successful. Be sure to ask us about our visual supports and other materials we have available for your visit.
Plaster Fun Time Marlborough will host a sensory-friendly autism welcoming hour from 10:00am -11:00am on the second Sunday of every month featuring accommodations such as reduced lighting and noise, customized visual support, and quiet area available for those trying a new activity in the community who will benefit from a private space if things get overwhelming. No registration necessary.
In case you missed one, or want to check back in, our Healthy Heroes is now Healthy Happenings emails which are published weekly for up-to-date Autism Alliance programming and community resources designed to keep you connected and supported. You can find these archived on our website along with our current and past monthly newsletters.
*Please submit requests for accommodations, including ASL interpreters, at least
2 weeks prior to the event date to AutismAlliance@Advocates.org or (508) 652-9900
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