Autism Resource Central

Contact Information

712 Plantation St.
Worcester, MA 01605
strong>Fax: (508) 835-3723

View the Autism Resource Central website

Information Specialist: Donmarie Smith

Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays,Thursdays 9 AM – 9 PM, Tuesdays 9 AM – 5 PM, Fridays 9AM – 3PM.

Additional Locations: None.

Organization Narrative

Autism Resource Center of Central Massachusetts was conceived in 1996 by a group of parents to serve primarily as an information and referral service for children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. As a family-centered project, the center has expanded to provide family supports, information and referral, education and networking.

Funding from the Department of Developmental Services, supplemented by our own fund-raising, supports this program.

Population(s) Served

Children & families affected by autism spectrum disorders in 64 towns in the North Central-Worcester-, and South Valley-areas of the DDS Central/West Region


  • Family Supports
  • Mothers Morning Group
  • Autism/PDD Parent Group
  • Asperger’s Parent Group
  • Parents’ Night Out
  • Parent to Parent Networking
  • Parents of Teens in Transition
  • Sibshops
  • Family Fun Activities
  • Summer Family Fun Days
  • Educational Opportunities for Parents and Professionals (Workshops, conferences, and Autism 101)
  • Information (Resource Library, Quarterly Newsletter, weekly updates, ¬†Information & Referral, Web Site)
  • Community Outreach (Autism Awareness Project, Volunteer Program)


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