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The following research seminars are open to researchers, clinicians, and families and who are interested in learning more about recent developments in research and clinical care for autism spectrum disorders.


You can also visit our Autism Community Calendar for more events being held this year.

  • Seminars

    Simons Center for the Social Brain at MIT

    The Simons Center for the Social Brain Colloquium Series brings leading researchers in autism and related developmental disorders to MIT to present their latest research findings and discuss future projects. The Colloquia are open to the community, and are held in MIT's Building 46 in Cambridge. 

    More information about the series, times and dates can be found here

    BCH Autism Spectrum Center presents: Individualized Education Program (IEP) Your Basic Rights

    This workshop provides families with practical instructions regarding their rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Massachusetts Special Education Law and No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Learn more here.

    The Lurie Center for Autism - Navigating the Bridge to the Future: Getting to Know Transition & Adult Services

    This is part of the Roger A. Bauman Parent Lecture Series and will be a Symposium and Resource Fair for Parents. Learn more here.


  • Symposium

    Autism Consortium Symposium

    Each year the Autism Consortium holds a Symposium intended to broadly share work in progress and to discuss the latest advancements in autism research, care and treatment.  It is open to the wider research and clinical community as well as to parents and care providers.  It is held in the fall each year.

    Click to get to the Symposium page


  • Regional Events for Families

    Regional Events and Autism Support Centers

    Boston Area

    Toward Independent Living and Learning (TILL) - Dedham, MA

    Boston Metro West Area

    The Autism Alliance of MetroWest - Natick, MA

    Family Autism Center at South Norfolk County ARC - Westwood, MA
    Event Calendar: SNCARC Events

    Boston Metro North Area

    Autism Support Center at NorthEast ARC - Danvers, MA

    Central Massachusetts

    The Autism Resource Center of Central Massachusetts - West Boylston, MA
    Event Calendar: ARCCM Events

    Southeast Massachusetts

    Community Autism Resources - Swansea, MA
    Event Calendar: CAR Events

    Western Massachusetts

    Community Resources for People with Autism - Easthampton, MA
    Event Calendar: CRPA Events


    Statewide Resources, Events and Programs

    Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts (AFAM)
    Event Calendar: AFAM Events

    Asperger's Association of New England (AANE)
    Event Calendar: AANE Events

    Autism Speaks
    Resources: AS Resources

    Boston Parents Paper
    Event Calendar: BPP Events

    Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism
    Event Calendar: DFJ Events

    Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN)
    Event Calendar: FCSN Events

    New England Center for Children (NECC)
    Event Calendar: NECC Events

    SPED Child and Teen