UMass Lowell offers a number of current services for autistic individuals 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 neurodiverse adolescents and young adults 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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Hiring UML Students

Looking to hire UMass Lowell (UML) students? We have undergraduate and graduate students interested in working with neurodiverse children and adults.

Learn more about how to hire UMass Lowell students.

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Help for Parents

The Autism Parent Support Group of Lowell is not currently in session. For additional information about parent support groups in the area or other supports for families, please contact Rocio Rosales by phone: 978-934-4305 or via email:

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Horizons: College Preparation Mentoring for Neurodiverse High School Students

Horizons is a college preparation mentoring program for neurodiverse high school students (or recent high school graduates) who plan to go to college in the next year or two.

Participants meet as a group with trained UMass Lowell student mentors.

Learn more about Horizons.

Grad student Devon White at The Network

Horizons Plus: Mentoring for Neurodiverse College Students

Horizons Plus is a mentoring program designed to support neurodiverse college students. Students meet as a group online with trained UMass Lowell student mentors who help guide them through a 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 and support autistic individuals 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 autistic individuals, contact the center.

Participants in "Love of the Game" pose for a group photo on a basketball court at UMass Lowell.

Love of the Game

Love of the Game is a community outreach program aiming to integrating universities and people with developmental disabilities through sports activities.

Learn more or get involved with Love of the Game.