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THANK YOU!!!

Last month, the Autism Program at Boston Medical Center’s Facebook Page hit 1,000 LIKES! Thank you for your continued support….You inspire all of this wonderful work! Check out more Autism Program milestones here!!

PLAN (Parent Leadership in Autism Network)

The Parent Leadership in Autism Network (PLAN) is an initiative of Boston Medical Center Autism Program in partnership with TILL. In it’s third year, the purpose of this program is to create peer support for parents who have children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The program recruits empowered parent leaders, provides training on how to [...]

Genetics and Autism

The medical community now understands that genetic factors play an important role in understanding possible causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Although it is a routine recommendation to offer genetic testing to all children who have a diagnosis of ASD, obtaining genetic testing can be challenging for families. It also can be very difficult for [...]

Special Thanks!

We want to extend a big THANK YOU to all of our community partners for joining us and helping to make our 2015 Autism Awareness Day and Resource Fair such a huge success! Please see our community partners below, and join us in thanking them. Click on each to follow a link for more information [...]

2015 Autism Awareness Day at BMC!

Join us in celebrating Autism Awareness Day at BMC! On Thursday April 2nd, World Autism Day, the BMC Autism Program will be hosting an event which will showcase important resources from many of our community partners, as well as highlight our own homegrown resources and support programs. This event is open to families, providers, and [...]

2015 BMC Autism Program Summer Guide

The BMC Autism Program is pleased to introduce our 2015 Summer Guide! This comprehensive 18 page guide for families is packed with helpful information, tips and resources to support summer planning! The 2015 Summer Guide includes: • Tips and Strategies for deciding whether or not summer camp is right for your child • Guidance around [...]

BMC Autism Program Annual Highlights 2014-2015

On behalf of all of us here at the Autism Program at BMC, we want to wish you a happy and healthy New Year! We also want to thank you for your continued support of our program and the work that we do each and every day. We have tremendously enjoyed supporting families through our [...]

Walk Now for Autism Speaks: Greater Boston!

On Sunday Oct. 19th the BMC Autism Program Team attended The 14th Annual Walk Now for Autism Speaks at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA. Families, community partners, and various resource representatives came together to fund, celebrate, and support research for Autism. http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1103495   Despite the cold weather, there were warm vibes among friends and [...]

Wings for Autism

Boston Logan Airport will be holding its 7th Wings for Autism event since 2011, in collaboration with Massport, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), JetBlue, State Police and the Charles River Center (an autism support center), on November 1, 2014. Wings for Autism provides a “dress rehearsal” for children with Autism and their families who may be [...]

The Link Between Theater and Autism

The Link Between Theater and Autism “I regard the theater as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” –Oscar Wilde, playwright   Theater promotes the ability to put oneself in someone else’s [...]