Autism Support Center

Contact Northeast Arc’s Autism Support Center at 978-777-9135 or via email.

DDS Eligibility Fact Sheet
DDS Application – Ages 5 and Under
DDS Application – Ages 5 to 21
DDS Application – Ages 22+


Since 1991, Northeast Arc’s Autism Support Center has been empowering families who have a member with autism or a related disorder by providing current, accurate, and unbiased information about autism, services, referrals, resources, and research trends. The Center is directed by a Parent Advisory Policy Committee comprised of parents of children with ASD and it is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services.

The Autism Support Center serves hundreds of people each year through center-sponsored activities like the annual picnic, a bike clinic and family movie events at local theaters, and hosts monthly workshops and lectures on relevant topics. The Center also features a highly regarded resource library that’s open to the public.

Northeast Arc’s Autism Support Center serves the following communities: Acton, Amesbury, Andover, Arlington, Bayfield, Bedford, Beverly, Billerica, Boxboro, Boxford, Bradford, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Danvers, Dracut, Dunstable, Essex, Everett, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Manchester, Marblehead, Maynard, Medford, Melrose, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, North Reading, Peabody, Reading, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Saugus, South Hamilton, Stoneham, Stow, Swampscott, Tewksbury, Topsfield, Tyngsboro, Wakefield, Wenham, Westford, Wilmington, Winchester and Woburn.

(If your town is not listed above, visit the Autism Coalition of Massachusetts to find a support center near you.)