Autism Resource Center
The Autism Resource Center provides information, referrals, and community-based programming for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families in need of services and education. We do this by developing and building upon existing community collaborations, workshops, presentations, support groups, and therapeutic activities. Relying solely on grants and donations, this family-focused program offers weekend programming, enrichment programs, and parent support groups. All events and activities are posted on our event calendar.
We offer the following services:
Family Support Groups: We offer monthly support groups for parents and caretakers of individuals with ASD. The group is designed to help families better understand and cope with the many complex issues that arise by building a supportive network and sharing resources. Groups are facilitated by an experienced professional/ASD parent and host speakers and subject matter experts.
Community Dances: We offer dances for individuals ages 18+ to provide social and recreational opportunities in a safe and supported environment. Attendees enjoy an evening of dancing to popular music provided by a DJ along with refreshments. Dances are a great opportunity for self-expression, meeting new people, and building relationships. All dances are in-person at The Cohasset Light Keepers House. Upcoming dates for 2022/2023 are:
- Halloween Dance Party on Friday, October 28th from 7pm- 9pm
- Holiday Dance Party on Friday, December 16th from 7pm- 9pm
- St. Valentine's Dance Party on Friday, February 17th from 7pm- 9pm
Educational Workshops: We offer a broad range of educational workshops and informational sessions. These sessions empower families with information and help them network with community resources. Led by experts in their field, parents and caretakers have opportunities to explore topics such as financial planning, guardianship, transition training, DDS eligibility, social security, and more.
Exploring Disney Animation: This is an exciting opportunity for young adults to be part of an interactive club where we explore the animation behind selected Disney movies. Disney Club is ideal for individuals ages 18+ with ASD or those who could benefit from social skills coaching in a supportive setting. Members should be able to participate in a 1:6 ratio. Those needing additional support are welcome to bring a support aide. Classes are held monthly on Sundays from 3-5pm at 20 Pond Park Road in Hingham. Please note, there is a $20 fee per class.
Sensational Story Time Yoga: More info coming soon!
DESE Program: More info coming soon!
Caregiver Retreats: More info coming soon!
Saturday Skill Builders: This program is currently on hold.
For more information, please contact Janine Birmingham at 781-335-3023 or JBirmingham@ArcSouthShore.org.
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