Autism Day Services Advocates

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Contact Information

Contact: Elizabeth Bardasz, Senior Director of Day Services
Email Address:
Phone: 508-881-6998

290 Eliot Street Ashland, MA 01721
Area Served: Central

Map Location Autism Day Services


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.  These services also expand into adulthood.

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.

Service Types

  • Community Based Day Program
  • Day Activity

Program Type

  • Transition
  • Vocational

Populations Served

  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavior Disorder
  • Developmental Disability

Ages Served

  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59

Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language

Accessibility Features

  • Able to serve clients in their wheelchair
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Medical Needs
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: CARF and the Department of Developmental Services
  • Fees: MassHealth, Medicare, Private Insurance, Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: Department of Developmental Services and Masshealth