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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 a monthly 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

Student to Student Mentoring

The Office of Student Disability Services and the Department of Psychology work together to provide this mentoring program aimed at easing the transition of UMass Lowell Freshmen registered with Student Disability Services.

Learn more about this Mentoring Program.

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Get Connected

Connections is a group for UMass Lowell students who are on the autism spectrum. It provides an opportunity to meet other students on the spectrum, share information and provide support that may increase your success at the university.

Learn more about Connections.

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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.

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Horizons is a college preparation mentoring program for high school students 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.