October  2018

And just like that, the Fall season is in full swing! We look forward to seeing families at our Halloween Dance Party on Friday, October 19th, in Framingham. Space is limited, so please be sure to register.

Our yearlong 25th Anniversary celebration continues. Last month we gave away a police escort to school for one lucky Framingham sibling! Thank you to the Framingham Police Department for this wonderful experience. In October , we are partnering with MindsetGo to giveaway two career path assessment packages. Click here for all the details. This raffle will remain open through October 15th. We will contact our two lucky winners on October 16th. Best of luck!
Be sure to check out all the programs, events and support groups below. As always, call or email with any questions.
Your Co-Directors,
Immediate Job Openings
Sunday Open Gym Manager
A great opportunity for someone looking for seasonal, part-time work; we are looking for a Sunday Open Gym Manager for the 2018/2019 season.
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Autism Support Broker
Autism Support Brokers provide services to children enrolled in the Massachusetts autism waiver program.
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Upcoming Events
Halloween Dance Party
Friday, October 19th from 6:30 - 8:00pm in Framingham. Registration is a must, as space is limited. This event is free to families, thanks to our friends at The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism.
Fun, Friends & Family: Pumpkin 
Decorating, Ages 16+
Saturday, October 13th from 12:30 - 2:30pm in Framingham. Grab a pumpkin and join your friends at Advocates for an afternoon of pumpkin decorating!
November Monday Music Program
Monday, November 12th, in Framingham. 
We are celebrating the wonderful season of Autumn with our friends at Roman Music Therapy. Come and join us for a 60 minute music therapy group. Thanks to the generosity of The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, this program is free, but you must register.
A Full Life Ahead: The Road Forward
Thursday, October 11th, from 6:30-8:30pm. Join the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services for a Transition presentation.  We will discuss DDS's role as your child embarks on their transition to adult services.

Housing Consultations
Thursday, October 11th. The Autism Alliance, in partnership with Cathy Boyle of Autism Housing Pathways, is pleased to be able to offer 50-minute Housing Consultations to our families and individuals with ASD. One spot remains, at 1:00pm.



Section 8 Housing Applications

Monday, November 5th. The Autism Alliance, in partnership with Cathy Boyle of Autism Housing Pathways, is pleased to offer 20-minute application assistance appointments to our families.



On-Going Programs
Phone Consults with Area Expert

Free phone consultations, from the privacy of your home or office, with Pam Kaufmann, former Director of Special Education for The Framingham Public Schools. Pam volunteers her time and expertise to our families, answering IEP-related questions and offering advice. Thirty-minute phone consults will take place during the day on Tuesday, October 9th and November 6th. To register for a time slot, please email Kathy Paquette.


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Family Support Clinics

By appointment, addressing any issues or needs that your family may have relating to supporting a loved one with autism.
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Support Groups
Just For Dads
- Thursday, 10/4/18
Parent Support Group - Wednesday, 10/10/18.
Guest Speaker, Margaret Kelliher-Gibson, a founding member of the Autism Alliance, will be joining us to present: "Tips for helping family members who have Autism or care for persons with Autism".
Quick Resources
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