This is a partial listing of local support resources for families. Click on the links for support groups, meet ups, and general information for families. A great place to start is your local SEPAC group. Every school district in Massachusetts is required to have one. Check your school district’s webpage for more information.
Moms Of Amazing Kids MA: Moms of Amazing Kids is a community for families raising children with medical, developmental, and other special needs
Kennedy-Donovan Center, Milford (and other locations): Kennedy-Donovan Center (KDC) is a nonprofit organization that supports people with developmental delays, disabilities or family challenges to pursue their personal potential and success in the community. We provide a wide range of effective supports to individuals and families through prevention, advocacy and intervention services that are person-centered, innovative, and compassionate.
Milford Family Network: The Milford Family & Community Network (MFCN) is a Coordinated Family Community Engagement (CFCE) that serves families with children from birth to 8 years of age who live in Milford, Hopedale, Bellingham and surrounding towns. We are a free and universal program providing comprehensive early childhood programs and services of high quality in an environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children.
SPED Child and Teen Information Page: A comprehensive listing of activities, camps and workshops for families all over Massachusetts.
Wayside Family Support Network: We offer guidance, resources, and support to parents of children and adolescents with social, emotional, behavioral, learning differences or mental health needs.
AMC Theaters, Framingham: AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theater listings for specific showtimes, and don’t forget to share your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly.
Special Olympics, Milford: The Milford Special Olympics activities throughout the year are under the supervision of Jennifer Walsh. Programs are open to both residents and non-residents. Our mission to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, prepare for entry into school and community programs, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.