2018 Especially for Me Dates: Discovery Museum

The Discovery Museum has announced their 2018 Especially for Me dates. The series is for families with children with an autism spectrum disorder and/or with hearing or vision loss. The events will take place in the Discovery Museum’s new unified and fully-accessible museum building. Since admission is free, families may come and go based on […]

6 Tips for New Autism Parents

If you are here, someone in your life has gotten the diagnosis of Autism. Now, you are navigating the health care and education system. As a health care lawyer for many years, and with family with the diagnosis, there are a autism tips for parents to share from my experience. Autism Tips for Parents Know […]

Blue Man Group Autism Performance

Blue Man Group is teaming up with Autism Speaks for the third consecutive year and will be hosting autism-friendly performances suitable for individuals and families affected by autism in Boston. Tickets for this special performance will be discounted, and $5 from each ticket will be donated to Autism Speaks. For the autism-friendly performances, slight modifications […]

Autism Awareness Weekend: Edaville Railroad

Edaville USA will be hosting an Autism Awareness Weekend with activities that not only raise awareness about autism, but also cater to the needs of autistic children. Edaville also offers quiet spaces equipped with weighted blankets as well as bathrooms designed for those with sensory issues year round. For more info, please visit edaville.com. $32-37; […]

Discovery Museum’s Especially for Me 2017 Dates

The Discovery Museums Especially for Me Free Events for Children with Developmental Challenges continues through 2017. Popular series offers free museum access for families of children with an autism spectrum disorder, are deaf or hard of hearing, or have a visual impairment. The popular free program series began in 2010 to offer families an opportunity […]

Autism Friendly Night at the Discovery Museum

Come join in all the fun and explore both Discovery Museums in Acton, MA during this special free evening for families with children on the autism spectrum. Dinner, including gluten free options, will be provided by Not Your Average Joe’s. Pre-registration required here http://bit.ly/Esp4MeApr2016 as space is limited. Jam with at 5:30pm and again at […]

Autism Friendly Night at Discovery Museums

Especially for Me! Free Evening for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum is on April 16 from 5-8:30pm. Admission is free. Dinner, including gluten free options will be provided by Not Your Average Joe’s. Pre-registration required here http://bit.ly/Esp4MeApr2016 as space is limited. Jam with us at 5:30pm and again at 6:30pm. A Music Therapist […]

Autism Friendly Afternoon at Discovery Museums

ASD Friendly Afternoons (free admission for pre-registered families) at the Discovery Museums in Acton, MA from 1:30pm – 4:30pm on April 5, 2016. During ASD (autism spectrum disorder) Friendly Hours, they will not host school groups or birthday parties, avoiding overcrowding and supporting accessibility of exhibits. Participate in special sensory based activities open to everyone. […]

Special Needs Resource Fair

MetroWest families seeking resources, activities, and services for themselves or their family members with special needs will find dozens of programs, services, products and resources at this resource fair. Children are welcome, and there will be an arts and crafts area staffed with volunteers so parents and caretakers can enjoy the fair. Hosted by the […]

Red Sox Autism Awareness Games

The Red Sox will host an Autism friendly game at Fenway Park this Sunday, May 24, 2015. At this game, there will be extra accommodations for children on their spectrum and their families, including quieter music, a quiet room, and a portion of the ticket sales going to Autism Speaks. Also, families with children who […]

LEGOLAND Autism Event

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston is hosting a sensory friendly event on Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 8:30 am – 10:00 am. There will special modifications around the attraction for children on the Autism spectrum, including designating quiet areas, turning down the music, and adjusting the lights throughout the attraction. These special adjustments will be made […]

Autism Providers MA and Autism Services

There aren’t too many personal blog posts that I write here on Metrowest Mamas, but I have had some pretty hard experiences dealing with a family autism diagnosis. In experiencing difficulties with our Massachusetts ABA provider to realizing the huge gaps in protections for families in Massachusetts, I wanted to share my story with ABA […]

ABA Agencies in MA: What Questions You Should Ask

As you might have read from my earlier post about the difficulties we have faced finding and working with various ABA providers, my family has learned a lot about what we should be looking for, what we should be documenting, and what questions we should be asking earlier on in the ABA process. So here […]

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