MA Autism Housing Think-Tank is a collaboration of:
Autism Housing Pathways
Autism Housing Pathways (AHP) is a family-driven, membership-based organization serving the Massachusetts autism community. We provide training and resources to families about housing options. AHP also engages in research into the housing needs of the autism community in Massachusetts. We have a further interest in improving the quality of training for direct support staff, and have produced free online training videos suitable for new hires.
The Arc of Massachusetts
The mission of The Arc of Massachusetts is to enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We accomplish this through advocacy of supports and services based in the community. Through advocacy and collaboration with others, The Arc of Massachusetts has helped to establish and maintain significant legislation and funding on both the state and federal levels.
Click here to read more about The Arc’s mission and position statements. Our housing page is located here.
Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts (AFAM)
AFAM is a grassroots membership organization of families and concerned citizens. We serve as the primary advocacy vehicle protecting the rights and needs of individuals with ASD and their families throughout the state. Our mission is to strive to assure the human and civil rights of individuals of all ages across the entire Autism Spectrum and promote the availability of essential supports so that they may live fully and enjoy the same opportunities as other citizens of the Commonwealth. We will educate individuals with ASD, their families and other AFAM members/supporters to be effective, vigorous agents of change.
Additional support is provided by:
Advocates offers a full range of services for individuals with autism and their families at all stages of life. From the Autism Alliance, which supports families from diagnosis through early adulthood, to our specialized adult residential and day services, we strive to create opportunities for rewarding and productive lives.
HMEA provides lifelong support to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. A video about HMEA’s autism services can be found here.