Astra Foundation

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Contact Information

Astra Foundation
Contact: Pam Rogers, Astra Administrator
Phone: 978 266-3700 x237

524 Main Acton, MA 01720
Area Served: Northeast

Map Location Astra Foundation

Narrative

The Astra Foundation is a non-profit supporting families with children with special needs, particularly those with autism.  We offer under graduate and graduate courses in DIR through Lesley University, and provide training programs for parents.  DIR was developed by Stanely Greenspan and Serena Wieder.  Its underlying philosophy is that relationship between the caregiver and child is the heart of learning.  By following the child's lead, maintaining engagement, while occassionally challenging the child, ensures that the child enjoys the experience and gradually expands the complexity of the play.

Service Types

  • Occupational Therapy

Program Type

  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Relationships/Friendships
  • Support Groups

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyper Activity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavior Disorder
  • Developmental Delay Birth to 3
  • Developmental Disability
  • Dual Diagnosis - ID/MI
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Language Impairment
  • Learning Disabilities

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms

Additional Information

  • Fees: Personal Funds