Autism Support Center

Autism Support Center

Lifeworks provides support to more than 900 families through our Autism Support Center.  The family Autism Support Center at Lifeworks helps individuals and families navigate available autism-related services, provides workshops and caregiver training, training for self-advocates, and offers enriching social and recreational activities.

Autism Support Center:  Primarily Serving Families in the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Newton/South Norfolk Area:

Canton, Dedham, Foxboro, Medfield, Millis, Norfolk, Norwood

Plainville, Sharon, Walpole, Westwood, Wrentham

 and surrounding communities.




  • Build collaborative partnerships with families, friends, and communities
  • Ensure a continuum of person-centered supports and choices
  • Advocate for the protection of human and civil rights
  • Develop and retain exceptional, supportive staff
  • Provide visionary leadership that is actively engaged in defining future standards of supports
  • Sustain sound stewardship to advance mission, financial, and organizational integrity

Program Offerings

We help individuals and families to access services that may be available to them through the Commonwealth (e.g. Department of Developmental Services, Masshealth, ABA, etc).  We will assist with applications, including making copies and mailing documents.

Lifeworks offers many recreation and social programs throughout the year for various ages, children to adults.  We strive to offer as many community-based programs as possible, including sports, outdoor & nature-based activities, arts, dances, social skills and family fun days. Please click here to see our Social and Recreational Program Newsletters.

We offer vacation week programming for children and young adults with developmental disabilities during February and April vacation weeks.  Along with our drop-off program, we host events that are open to the entire family during these specific school vacation weeks.

Lifeworks offers support groups for family members, including parents and grandparents, throughout the year.

Workshops and training programs are offered for parents and professionals throughout the calendar year.  Topics include IEP Training, financial Planning, ABA/Behavioral Interventions, Basic Rights, etc.  In collaboration with the Family Support Program, a Transition Training series is held each year, covering Guardianship, DDS Eligibility & SSI.

Help support the work of the Autism Support Center and the families we serve by helping out at our ongoing fundraisers or donating directly to Lifeworks.

We maintain an updated referral list of pediatricians, Advocates, neurologists, Attorneys, Psychiatrists, Music Therapists, etc.

Contact Us

For more information on the Autism Support Center, please email or call us at 781-762-4001.


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