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The Autism Program at Boston Medical Center


Shari King, M.A. is the Program Manager of the Autism Support Program in BMC's Developmental Pediatrics Division and the Family Support Network for the Autism Consortium. The Autism Consortium is an innovative partnership among 15 Boston-area institutions who share a mutual goal to catalyze advances in understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism by engaging, supporting and fostering collaboration among a community of clinicians, researchers, donors and families. Shari has nearly fifteen years working to promote the resiliency of children and families by providing psychosocial support and developing innovative programming for individuals coping with difficult transitions and loss. Her team of resource specialists has curated a wealth of dynamic resource information on autism services, including a Parent Information Packet (translated into multiple languages), an online Resource Directory, a Transition to Adulthood Manual and an E Newsletter. At BMC, Shari has worked intensely with collaborative community partners to strengthen and empower the city's most marginalized families, most especially those representing cultural, religious and ethnic minorities.

Lauren Bartolotti, M.A., a graduate of Tufts University, joined the Autism Resource Program in February of 2013. Lauren has several years of experience working with young children in an integrated school setting where she assisted families in navigating and accessing education and therapeutic services. Lauren also spent time working with low-income and diverse populations under the Children's Behavioral Health Initiative as an in-home family therapist where she worked with many families in navigating their child's autism diagnosis.  Lauren has robust clinical experience completing two intensive internships at the Jimmy Fund clinic at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, RI.

Interns and Volunteers:

Each fall, spring and summer semesters we have several interns and volunteer that assist the program by taking on special projects, assisting with family referrals, and supporting the day to day functions. With their creativity and drive have come several new resources, programs and venues for support for our families. We are thankful for their hard work and dedication to our program.

Fall 2013:
Samantha Straitz, Boston University
Jackie Roche, Northeastern University

Summer 2013:
Jolie Strauss, Tufts University
Laurie Stieglitz, Boston University
Daniel Vogel, Colby College

Spring 2013:
Danielle Feerst, Tufts University
Katherine Sennott, Boston University

Fall 2012:
Katherine Sennott, Boston University

Spring 2012:
Lauren Laifer, Tufts University

Fall/Spring 2011:
Julie Harkins, Boston University

Contact Us

Call: 617-414-3666 or 617-414-3691
Email: Shari.King@bmc.org or Lauren.Bartolotti@bmc.org

Boston Medical Center
Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
The BMC Autism Program
Vose Hall 412
72 East Concord Street
Boston, MA 02118

To make an appointment with the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Program or for more information, please call 617-414-4841.


For Patients

Call: 617.414.4841
Fax: 617.414.7915

Boston Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Administrative Address:
Vose Hall
88 East Newton Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02118

Clinical Address:
Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
850 Harrison Avenue, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02118

For Appointments or to Refer a Patient

Call: 800.682.2862
Fax: 617.638.6756

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