Autism Day Services

Social, educational, and vocational solutions for adults with autism.

 

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.

Eligibility

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.

Related News/Updates

Life Skills & Learning Center June Update

Warm weather is finally here with temperatures headed up each day! Thank you to everyone who joined us at Advocates See Me 5K Run, Walk, and Roll! More than 450 friends, families, colleagues, and community partners came together at the beautiful Hopkinton State Park to celebrate all abilities.

Life Skills & Learning Center Spring Update

As spring begins, we are reflecting on the challenges we overcame in the early months of 2022. Day Services experienced a significant COVID-19 surge that affected 50% of our staff, and we monitored 75 individuals for exposures. Our amazing and committed staff overcame these challenges with all the necessary tools and resources in place. We recently welcomed back 16 more friends to the program! With one cohort left, we are excited to get back into the swing of things.