The CONNECTIONS Program The Southcoast Autism Center

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Contact Information

The Southcoast Autism Center
Contact: Sinead Petersen Ph.D., BCBA-D., LABA, Director
Email Address:
Phone: 508-997-1311
Fax: 508-997-1312

657 Quarry Street Fall River, MA 02723
Area Served: Southeast

Map Location The CONNECTIONS Program


The CONNECTIONS program is designed to teach children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder how to make and keep friends as well as how to participate in a classroom setting. Daily schedules are individualized to each child’s unique learning profile. Transitions are also carefully introduced throughout the day as each child learns to follow a teacher directed schedule. Teaching programs focus on strengthening each child’s communication skills with peers. Direct social skill instruction may be delivered 1:1, in a pair or in a small group setting. Learning to cooperatively play and participate in a small group setting is an essential step toward preparing each child for success in a private/public school setting. A full time Board Certified Behavior Analyst is on site to ensure data based decisions are made regarding teaching procedures and programs

Elevators, Accessible Parking, Accessible Restrooms, Near Public Transportation, Accessible Public Transportation, Services at Home, Sign Language The Southcoast Autism Center 3 - 4, 5 - 8 Fall River Sinead Petersen Ph.D., BCBA-D., LABA 508-997-1312 508-997-1311 17586 The CONNECTIONS Program Applied Behavior Analysis 4) Southeast Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Socialization Activities, Speech Therapy 657 Quarry Street Director 02723 MassHealth, Medicare, Private Insurance Autism Spectrum, Behavior Disorder Local Area Director American Sign Language FALL RIVER, SOMERSET, SWANSEA, SEEKONK, NEW BEDFORD, WAREHAM, MARION, MATTAPOISETT, ROCHESTER, WESTPORT, FAIRHAVEN, TAUNTON, MIDDLEBOROUGH, ASSONET, ACUSHNET, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA HMO Blue, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Insurance Company, United HealthCare Insurance Company, United Healthcare of New England

Service Types

  • Early Intervention
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Socialization Activities
  • Speech Therapy

Insurances Accepted

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA HMO Blue
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Insurance Company
  • United HealthCare Insurance Company
  • United Healthcare of New England

Program Type

  • Applied Behavior Analysis

Populations Served

  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavior Disorder

Ages Served

  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8

Languages Spoken

  • American Sign Language

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Public Transportation
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Services at Home
  • Sign Language

Additional Information

  • Fees: MassHealth, Medicare, Private Insurance