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General Info

Program Name
Autism Day Services
Agency Office
290 Eliot Street
Ashland, MA 01721
Phone
508-881-6998
Program Type
Dayprogram types definition
Business Filing Type
Corporation
Organizational Type
Non-Profit
Transportation options
public
program van
funder transport
Hours of Operation
8:10 – 2:30; Monday through Friday; Closed on major holidays
Accessibility Features
Wheelchair Ramps, Accessible Parking, Accessible Restrooms, Able to serve clients in their wheelchair , Medical Needs, Sign Language
Contact
Elizabeth Bardasz
Services
Community Based Day Program, Day Activity, Skills Training, Socialization Activities
Populations Served
Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyper Activity Disorder, Autism Spectrum, Behavior Disorder
Eligibility Requirements
Autism Day Services are open to adults 18 and older on the autism spectrum, who are masshealth eligible

Narrative

Transitioning from the school environment into the outside world can be a daunting challenge for teens and young adults with autism and their families. Advocates’ Autism Day Services are specially designed for this phase of life, encouraging independence through paths to employment and opportunities for young adults to successfully contribute to the community.  These services also expand into adulthood.

Activities at the Life Skills & Learning Center include a unique combination of recreation, vocational training, and community engagement. The Advocates team partners with young adults and their families to develop a creative program plan that’s based on their vision, goals, and interests.

Whether it’s through cooking, arts, technology, exploring a new hobby or skill, or serving the community, Autism Day Services offers individuals a wide array of choices for enrichment, interaction, and activity as they navigate this transition into adulthood.

Notes

Our team works closely with local schools, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Department of Developmental Services to meet the needs of each participant. Funding sources may include school districts, Department of Developmental Services, MassHealth, private pay, and others.

Licensure

Accreditation

Awarding Authority 
Type 
Title 
Date Issued 
Expiration 
Status
MassHealth 
Certification  
certifcation 
 
 
CARF 
Accreditation  
accredited provider 
 
 

Client Information

Staff to Client Ratios
4 clients to every 1 staff person
Age Range of Clients
18 years to years
Number of Current Clients
30

Towns Served

ASHLAND, BELLINGHAM, DOUGLAS, FRAMINGHAM, FRANKLIN, GRAFTON, HOLLISTON, HOPKINTON, MARLBOROUGH, MEDWAY, MENDON, MILFORD, MILLBURY, MILLIS, NATICK, NORTHBORO, NORTHBOROUGH, NORTHBRIDGE, SHERBORN, SHREWSBURY, SOUTHBOROUGH, SUDBURY, UPTON, UXBRIDGE, WAYLAND, WESTBORO, WESTBOROUGH

Record last updated on 03/02/2020

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