Autism Support Center & Family Support | An Affiliate of The Arc
Live Well with Lifeworks! This month our bulletin focuses on promoting wellness, both physically, emotionally, and socially. Check it out:
Arc of MA 2021-22 Bill Priorities
Please find The Arc of Massachusetts 2021-2022 Legislative Platform. Our bills advance areas such as healthcare, housing, protection, education and family support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities including autism.

If you have any questions on any of the legislation, please contact Maura Sullivan, Director of Government Affairs at [email protected]

New Sensory Friendly Dentist
Bubble Dentistry recently opened in Newton Center and specializes in making the dentist office a comfortable experience for kids with ASD and other developmental disabilities.

Research: Children with Autism Respond Well to Puppets

This new study was a collaboration between Cheryl Henson (Jim Henson's daughter) and Yale University on how children with ASD respond to puppets and can foster more social interaction.

Expressive Arts in Walpole

Art Smart offers an expressive arts experience - with classes and activities ranging from culinary arts, to ceramics, to woodworking. Art Smart promotes self expression and wellness through art-making and open to all ages.

Autism Research Opportunity
The Cleveland Clinic is conducting a clinical trial regarding sleep disturbances in children with ASD; this study is delivering treatment remotely via teleheath.

Article: Nature as a Salve for Children with Autism
Especially in COVID times, kids are cooped up indoors more often than not. This article looks at how exploring outdoors/outdoor activities can be therapeutic for kids with ASD, and how they can become immersed in nature, the same way many kids are immersed in video games.

Medication Management Webinar

October 5th from 6-7:30pm.
Cost $25.00
This webinar features a child/adult psychiatrist speaker and will discuss the pros/cons of medication and monitoring the impact of taking medication for Autism. Cost is $25, October 5th from 6-7:30pm.

What's Lifeworks up to this fall?