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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.
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.
Autism Day Services are open to adults 18 and older on the autism spectrum. 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.
MetroWest Daily News recently released an article focusing on employment options for people with disabilities. The article highlights Advocates employment resources which help people with disabilities find and retain employment.
In observance of Patriot's Day, Advocates Day and Employment Services at the Life Skills and Learning Center in Ashland will be closed on Monday, April 17.
Mayor Charlie Sisitsky and the Framingham City Council have declared that April 2023 is Autism Acceptance Month in the city of Framingham. The official proclamation was made at the April 4 City Council meeting, with representatives of the Autism Alliance and Advocates in attendance.