HMEA's Autism Resource Central was conceived in 1996 by a group of parents to serve primarily as an information and referral service for children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Center services the eastern portion of DDS Central-West Region. This encompasses North Central, Worcester, and South Valley areas. All totaled there are 65 towns within the Center’s service area.
The Autism Resource Central provides services to 3,800 families a year.
Our Mission is to provide autism support and services for children, adults and their families in Central Massachusetts. We are the Center of the Autism Community.
Information and referral, education, family support and networking are vital services the Center provides. HMEA’s Autism Resource Central is designed to help parents, educators, service providers, and medical professionals provide effectively for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Center does not recommend any single program or treatment but instead offers information on a great variety of issues giving parents and professionals what they need to make educated choices.