The resources listed on this page are not sponsored by the AANE. We would be happy to post anything relevant to children and adults with Asperger Syndrome.
For more information, please contact the sources listed on this page, not the AANE office.
For events not sponsored by AANE, see the Non-AANE Events page.
MortgageLoan.com has a guide for persons living with a disability and in need of useful information and assistance in buying a home. The guide also turns to you who have a family-member, friend or other relation with a disability and want to learn more about homeownership. After reading this guide on housing and mortgages you will know more concerning:
Find this guide at http://www.mortgageloan.com/disabilities/
The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation charity is funded by contributions from UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare and its employees, as well as the generosity of individuals and corporations. The grants provide financial relief for families who have children with medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their commercial health benefit plan. The Foundation aims to fill the gap between what medical services/items your child needs and what your commercial health benefit plan will pay for.
The Foundation provides financial assistance toward the family's share of the cost of medical services.To find out more and to see if your family qualifies for a grant please visit their website at http://www.uhccf.org/index.html.
Attention Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (and Family Members)
The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council provides funds for individuals who are legal residents of Massachusetts with developmental disabilities and/or a family member or guardian to attend conferences or other events in Massachusetts or another state. Applications must be received and approved before the event. The Council will respond to requests based on set program guidelines.
Consumer Empowerment Funds
The goal of this program is to promote the empowerment of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by assisting them in their efforts to achieve independence, productivity, integration and inclusion.
If you would like to receive more information, please call or write:
Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council
Attn: Harold Lieberman
1150 Hancock Street
Third Floor, Suite 300
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: (617) 770-7676 ext. 115
Fax: (617) 770-1987
Please note that in all categories, individuals will not receive funds to attend conferences or other events specifically related to their professions.
Visit the website for more information www.mass.gov/mddc
Available for free download at: www.autismconsortium.org
CJP Disabilities Housing Initiative, Jewish Family & Children’s Service presents a New Shared Living Opportunity for Adults with ASD on Melton Rd, Brighton MA
Specifically for men (20-30yrs of age), living with ASD (including Asperger’s Syndrome).
Designated for 8 individuals who are ready to leave home but need support services to master the skills of independent living including help with paperwork and finances, setting up social/recreational activities, and meal preparation/planning. Staff in the home 7 days/week and on-call 24 hours per day.
Where: Located in a residential neighborhood in Brighton, ¼ mile from the Green Line
Cost: $2000/month. The fee for this program includes rent, utilities and staff support.
Interested? To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Sandy Slavet at (781) 547-5327 ext. 1940.
JF&CS is pleased to partner with HALO's Family Circle program to provide planned Sunday respite for families caring for children and young adults with severe neurological disorders. The programming consists of a three hour art/music therapy and swimming program on sunday afternoons at the Newton JCC from 1-4 pm.
If you are interested or for more information, please contact Pat Ludwig at (781) 647-5327 x 4174
Johns Hopkins University presents The Autism NetVerse Project to collect poetry and artwork from individuals on the autism spectrum.
Please visit collaborator Autism Arts website for more
information and submission details: http://www.autismarts.com/gpage4.html2.html
Social groups running for children with communication needs ranging in age from 8-12, depending on students.
Location: Leominster, MA
Contact: Lisa Philips, 401-465-3004
Think:Kids Boston Support Group
When: Generally meets one Monday evening of the month and one Wednesday mornings of the month. Schedule available at: www.thinkkids.org/resources/, scroll down to ‘Support’ and click on link to download.
Where: Think:Kids, 101 Merrimac Street, Suite 250
Facilitator: Beth Edelstein, , 617-643-9331.
Think:Kids Andover “Baskets” Support Group
When: Generally meets the first Monday evening and the third Thursday morning of the month. Schedule available at: www.thinkkids.org/resources/, scroll down to ‘Support’ and click on link to download.
Where: CBI, 501 So. Main Street, Andover
Facilitator: Beth Edelstein, , 617-643-9331.
The Schwartz Center for Children will be offering educational group activities and discussion for the parents and siblings of children on the autism spectrum, starting in early May.
The groups, which are part of the Center’s Family University program, will meet for one evening each week, for a total of 5 weeks starting in May. The parent and sibling groups will help the families of children on the autism spectrum to connect, communicate, and strengthen their relationships in the face of challenges. The groups will work together on dynamic, interactive exercises that will help them to better understand each other’s perspective.
The groups are facilitated by Dr. Richard Rende, developmental psychologist and research professor at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
The Center is currently taking enrollment for families who would like to participate in the groups. To inquire about enrollment, please contact Lauren Moreau, 508.996.3391x 427, or .
The Schwartz Center is a not-for-profit organization serving children with a variety of developmental delays and disabilities from birth to age 22. Services include a Day School, an Early Intervention Program, Outpatient Rehabilitation Services, Regional Consultation Program, Pediatric Specialty Clinics, and a variety of other programs.