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Specialty Service Providers

Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders:

Massachusetts Certified Early Intervention providers contract directly with DPH approved agencies to provide services to children with a diagnosis of "Autism Spectrum Disorder." Children must be enrolled in certified Early Intervention programs and have a confirmed diagnosis on the autism spectrum in order to be eligible for these services. The Early Intervention program in which the family is enrolled makes the referral for these services.

SPECIALTY SERVICE PROGRAMS

AMEGO

Referral Contact: Julie Hayes
Phone: 508-455-6220
Fax: 508-455-6211

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis

AREA SERVED

Most of southeast region, including some communities on south shore

APPLIED BEHAVIORAL LEARNING SERVICES

Referral Contact: Mariela Vargas-Irwin
Phone: 617-467-4136
Fax: 617-916-5081

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis

AREA SERVED

Boston, Metrowest and the West

BEACON ABA SERVICES

Referral Contact: Ashleigh Venturi
Phone: 508-478-0207 x315
Fax: 508-634-6984

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis

AREA SERVED

most communities in the state, except Berkshire, Dukes and Nantucket counties.

BEHAVIORAL CONCEPTS

Referral Contact: Brian Doyle
Phone: 774-573-0291
Fax: 508-363-1213

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis

AREA SERVED

Central region

BUILDING BLOCKS

Referral Contact: Beth Mazzetta
Phone: 978-624-2326
Fax: 978-762-3980

TREATMENT TYPE

Early Start Denver Model based program of Applied Behavior Analysis and Floortime

AREA SERVED

Northeast region, Boston, Worcester and surrounding communities.

CHILDREN MAKING STRIDES

Referral Contact: Jackie Pedranti
Phone: 508-563-5767
Fax: 508-563-5774

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis

AREA SERVED

Most of Southeast region

COMMUNITY HEALTH LINK (Lipton Early Assistance Program)

Referral Contact: Debra Moffitt
Phone: 978-401-3841
Fax: 978-840-9389

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis

AREA SERVED

Central and north central area towns

FUTURES BEHAVIOR THERAPY CENTER

Referral Contact: Jill Larsen
Phone: 978-969-2894
Fax: 978-522-8458

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis

AREA SERVED

Most of Northeast region

HMEA

Referral Contact: Michele Mayer
Phone: 508-298-1170
Fax: 508-298-1470

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis

AREA SERVED

Central, southeast, greater Boston, Metrowest

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN CHILDREN

Contact: Susan Nicholson
Phone: 508-455-2379
Fax: 508-455-2379

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis

AREA SERVED

Attleboro, Brockton, Norwood, Taunton and surrounding communities

THE MAY CENTER

Eastern Massachusetts

Referral Contact: Rebecca Stanton
Phone: 781-437-1382
Fax: 781-437-1220

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis

AREA SERVED

North shore, South shore, Boston area

Western Mass.

Contact: Sarah Enright or Nancy Lunden
Phone: 413-734-0300
Fax: 413-784-0800

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis

AREA SERVED

Hampshire and Hampden counties and nearby areas

NEW ENGLAND CENTER FOR CHILDREN

Referral Contact: Bethany McCann
Phone: 508-481-1015
Fax: 508-485-3421

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis

AREA SERVED

Boston, most communities in Metrowest and Central regions

PEDIATRIC DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Referral Contact: Pat Pellegrino
Phone: 413-499-4537 x107
Fax: 413-448-8223

TREATMENT TYPE

DIR/FLOORTIME*

AREA SERVED

Berkshire County

*DIR = Developmental, Individual-Difference, Relationship based model

RCS BEHAVIORAL & EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING

Contact: Jennifer Rutland
Phone: 508-650-5946
Fax: 508-650-5944

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis

AREA SERVED

Most communities in the Northeast region

REACH EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Contact: Melissa Sheldon
Phone: 508-932-8526
Fax: 774-521-3730

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis

AREA SERVED

Cape Cod and Islands, Plymouth area

SERVICENET- REACH PGM

Referral Contact: Katrina Manegio
Phone: 413/397-8986 x409
Fax: 413-397-9768

TREATMENT TYPE

DIR/FLOORTIME*

AREA SERVED

Hampshire, Hampden, Franklin counties, No. Quabbin area

*DIR = Developmental, Individual-Difference, Relationship based model

SPECTRUM AUTISM TREATMENT

Contact: Megan Colgan
Phone: 774-206-1125
Fax: 774-628-9657

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis

AREA SERVED

Southeast region excluding the Cape and Islands

 

Services for Children who are Blind, Deafblind, or have Low Vision:

"The Massachusetts Department of Public Health contracts directly with the following agency to provide services. Children must be enrolled in certified Early Intervention programs in order to be eligible for these services. The Early Intervention program in which the family is enrolled makes the referral for these services."

Catchment Area: Statewide

Contact: Ann Ross
Perkins School for the Blind
Perkins Educational Partnerships
617-972-7333
Email: Ann.ross@Perkins.org
Ruth Silverstein
Perkins School for the Blind
Perkins Educational Partnerships
617-972-7332
Email: Ruth.silverstein@perkins.org

 

Services for Families of Children with Hearing Loss, American Sign Language Instruction

Children who have hearing loss may benefit from the assistance of specialty providers who have special skills and knowledge in this area. An Early Intervention program may contract with appropriate low incidence specialists who have Provisional Certification as Early Intervention Specialists and may be employed by agencies or in private practice. Individuals not affiliated with agencies are not included here.

Auditory-Verbal Communication Center

544 Washington St.
Gloucester, MA 01930
Contact: Lea Donovan Watson
Phone: 978-282-0025
Fax: 978-282-0025

Beverly School for the Deaf, Children's Center for Communication

6 Echo Avenue
Beverly, MA 01915x 201
Contact: Melissa Fernandes
Phone/TTY: 978-927-7070
Fax: 978-927-6536

Boston Parent Infant Program for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children/ Horace Mann School

40 Armington Street
Allston, MA 02134
Contact: Debbie Aviles
Phone/TTY: 617-635-8544
Fax: 617-635-6379

Boston Children's Hospital/ Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program

9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA 02453
Contact: Terrell Clark
Phone: 781-216-2215
Waltham, MA 02453
TTY: 781-647-8913
Fax: 781-647-8914

Clarke School for Hearing and Speech – Northampton campus

Round Hill Road
Contact: Marian Hartblay
Phone/TTY: 413-584-3450

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