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So much is happening in the world of autism—from news reports, to new scientific developments and information on the latest research studies—that sometimes it’s hard to keep up. The Autism Consortium eNewsletter will keep you informed and up-to-date on important news, events and studies.

September 9, 2014
Massachusetts Autism Omnibus Bill Enacted

By Bernadette Murphy Bentley, MPA

Governor Deval Patrick recently signed the historic Autism Omnibus bill, greatly expanding services for youth and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families in the state of Massachusetts.

Officially known as Chapter 226 of the Acts of 2014, An Act Relative to Assisting Individuals with... Read More


Tags: Grants and Support; News and Advice; Resource Guide;

September 10, 2013
Autism Waiver Program

The Autism Division of the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services has announced an Open Enrollment period from October 7, 2013 and Ends on October 18, 2013 for the Autism Waiver Program. This program provides intensive community and home-based services to 200 children under age 9 in Massachusetts with autism whose needs are severe... Read More


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July 16, 2013
Autism Insurance and MassHealth - Time Sensitive Information

MassHealth is not subject to the autism insurance law known as ARICA. But for some people with Mass Health there is an upcoming window to purchase private insurance policies with financial assistance that covers some, or potentially all, of the cost of the policy.  These private insurance policies are purchased through Commonwealth Choice,... Read More


Tags: Grants and Support; Resource Guide;

February 6, 2013
ACT Today! Grant Program

ACT (Autism Care and Treatment) Today! is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families to help their children with autism achieve their full potential. 

In addition to its public awareness campaign “Compassion for Autism is Cool,” ACT Today! has three grant... Read More


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October 2, 2012
New Research Funding

This is an exciting time for autism research.  It feels like every day we are learning something new about the causes and mechanisms that underlie the ASD diagnosis. Boston - and the surrounding area - is leading the way.  Last month the NIH announced grant awards of $100 million over five years for the Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE)... Read More


Tags: Grants and Support; Research;

June 5, 2012
United Healthcare Children’s Foundation Provides Grants to Families

The United Healthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan.

Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 to help pay... Read More


Tags: Grants and Support; News and Advice;