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The Autism Program at Boston Medical Center

Our Mission

Boston Medical Center's Autism Resource Program assists and empowers those affected by autism spectrum disorders through direct patient support, provider education and community based trainings in a culturally competent manner by offering high quality and comprehensive care to all, regardless of status or ability to pay.

Join Us for Autism Awareness Day

Autism Awareness Day & Resource Fair 

Friday April 22nd, 2016
12pm-5pm
Shapiro Lobby -725 Albany St. 
Boston Medical Center 

The BMC Autism Program is hosting our annual Autism Awareness Day event In conjunction with April’s Autism Awareness Month. In addition to our resource fair, visitors will enjoy an art gallery exhibit featuring  the tremendous work of our Teens Engaged as Mentors (TEAM) and Parent Leadership in Autism Network (PLAN) programs. This event is open to BMC staff, patients, families and community members. No RSVP required. 

By bringing together autism organizations, we give a voice to individuals who are undiagnosed, misunderstood and looking for help. Please join us in our effort to inspire compassion, hope and empowerment.

Background

The diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder presents a uniquely complex set of challenges for families and the clinicians responsible for their care. There is no identified single cause, no known cure, nor any one prescribed treatment that can predict optimal outcomes for all children. Families affected by ASD confront a variety of barriers toward getting needed services for their children. This includes systemic barriers, such as obtaining diagnostic appointments and securing treatment in a resource-limited economy. Many families seen at BMC are low-income, immigrant families who have the additional challenge of facing cultural, linguistic, educational, or other social barriers. To address this challenge, The Autism Resource Program assists and empowers those affected by ASDs through direct patient support, provider education and community based trainings in a culturally competent manner by offering high quality and comprehensive care to all, regardless of status or ability to pay.

For more information visit our website at: http://www.bmcautismprogram.com/.

The 2016 Summer Guide is here!

Back by popular demand is our updated 2016 Summer Guide! This comprehensive guide for families is packed with helpful information, tips and resources to support summer planning! Included is a listing of unique camps across greater Boston, fun family activities to do within the city, sensory friendly, and social skills building games to play at home, and more!

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.

http://www.bmcautismprogram.com/

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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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