Community Connections

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Specialty Service Providers

Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders:

"Massachusetts Certified Early Intervention providers contract directly with 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."

PROGRAMS

BEACON ABA SERVICES

Referral Contact: Ashleigh Venturi x315
Phone: 508/478-0207
Fax: 508-634-6984
aventuri@beaconservices.org

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis

AREA SERVED

most communities in the state, with the exception of Berkshire, Franklin, Dukes and Nantucket counties.

BUILDING BLOCKS

Referral Contact: Beth Mazzetta
Phone: 978-824-2326
Fax: 978-762-3980
bmazzetta@ne-arc.org

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis/Early Start Denver Model

AREA SERVED

northeastern region, Boston, Worcester

CHILDREN MAKING STRIDES

Referral Contact: Jackie Pedranti
Phone: 508-563-5767
Fax: 508-563-5774
jackie@childrenmakingstrides.org

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis

AREA SERVED

southeast region: including South Shore, Fall River, New Bedford, Plymouth, Taunton, Cape Cod

HMEA

Referral Contact: Michele Mayer
Phone: 508-298-1170
Fax: 508-298-1470
mmayer@hmea.org

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis

AREA SERVED

central, southeast, greater Boston, Metrowest

LIPTON EARLY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LEAP)

Referral Contact: Debra Moffitt
Phone: 978-401-3841
Fax: 978-840-9389
dmoffit@communityhealthlink.org

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis

AREA SERVED

central and north central area towns

THE MAY CENTER

Eastern Mass.

Eastern Mass. Referral Contact: Rebecca Stanton
Phone: 781-437-1382
Fax: 781-437-1220
rstanton@mayinstitute.org

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis

AREA SERVED

North shore, South shore, Boston area

Western Mass.

Contact: Nancy Lunden or Zaida Carter
Phone:413-734-0300 x212 / x241
Fax: 413-784-0800
nlunden@mayinstitute.org
zcarter@mayinstitute.org

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
bmccann@necc.org

TREATMENT TYPE

Applied Behavior Analysis

AREA SERVED

within 45 minute drive of Southborough

PEDIATRIC DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Referral Contact: Pat Pellegrino Phone: 413-499-4537 x106
Fax: 413-448-8223
phppdc@berkshire.rr.comphppdc@berkshire.rr.com

TREATMENT TYPE

DIR/FLOORTIME*

AREA SERVED

Berkshire County

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

SERVICENET- REACH PGM

Referral Contact: Katrina Manegio
Phone: 413/397-8986 x409
Fax: 413-397-9768
kmanegio@servicenet.org

TREATMENT TYPE

DIR/FLOORTIME*

AREA SERVED

Hampshire, Hampden, Franklin counties, No. Quabbin area

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


 

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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