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UMass Lowell offers a number of current services for individuals with ASD and their families.

Services at UMass Lowell

Assoc. Prof. Ashleigh Hillier runs a monthly social event for high-functioning young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Let's Network

Ashleigh Hillier runs an in-person and online social networking program called The Network for adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum aged between 16-30 years. A companion parent group meets at the same time and place.

Learn more about The Network.

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Help for Parents

Rocío Rosales coordinates an Autism Support Group for parents of young children (up to age 6) with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in partnership with NFI’s Family Resource Center of in Lowell.

Learn more about this Autism Support Group.

Grad student Devon White at The Network

Horizons Plus: Mentoring for College Students with Autism

Horizons Plus is a mentoring program designed to ease the transition to university life for freshmen or transfer students starting at a new college/university. Mentees will be paired with a trained UMass Lowell student who will help guide them through their first semester at college/university.

Learn more about the Horizons Plus Mentoring Program.

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Research Studies

If you are interested in participating in research studies which aim to further our understanding of autism spectrum disorders and support individuals with ASD and their families please let us know.

If you would like further information regarding our Center and/or the services available at UMass Lowell for those on the autism spectrum, contact the center.

A teenage African-american boy laughing along with his African-american father who has his hand on the boy's shoulder.

Horizons: Mentoring for College Bound Students with Autism

Horizons is a college preparation mentoring program for high school students (or recent high school graduates) on the autism spectrum who plan to go to college in the next year or two. Participants will meet with a trained UMass Lowell student who will be their mentor.

Learn more about Horizons.