The Network is a monthly social networking program for high functioning adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum aged between 16-30 years. The goal is to provide those with ASD an opportunity to meet others and hopefully make connections.
The Network takes place once a month on a Wednesday (usually the first Wednesday of the month) from 6-7:30 p.m. Sometimes we meet at the UMass Lowell south campus and sometimes we hang out somewhere else (e.g. pizza, bowling, etc.).
There is a $75 annual fee to participate in The Network. This fee also covers the parent group which meets at the same time and place (scholarships are available for those who cannot afford the fee). Ashleigh Hillier, Ph.D. is the Program Director and an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Our FAQ can be found below. Please follow this link or scroll to the bottom of the page for Contact information, Enrollment Forms, the latest meeting schedule and details on how to Volunteer.