The Milton Scene is blue in recognition of Autism Awareness Month
April is National Autism Awareness Month, first given this designation in April 1970 by the Autism Society.
The goal of this month is to educate the public and build awareness around autism spectrum disorders, and the difficulties and challenges that children with autism face.
In recognition of this goal, the Milton Scene has temporarily changed its colors!
Below is a list of suggested avenues for donation, collected from Milton Neighbors. Please comment below if you have a favorite of your own or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New England Center for Children
NECC has a partnership program at Milton’s Cunningham School for younger kids on the spectrum.
The New England Center for Children has 40 years of experience helping children with autism. Started in 1975 with only $30,000 from the Massachusetts DMH, it has grown to be one of the most respected autism institutes in the world. Today, NECC is the global leader in providing effective, evidence-based educational services to children with autism. We rely on the science of applied behavior analysis to help children with autism reach their greatest potential.
The Autism Resource Center, South Shore
The Autism Resource Center provides information, referrals and inclusive, community-based programming for children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families/caregivers in need of services and education by developing and building upon existing community collaborations, workshops, presentations, support groups and therapeutic activities.
The Arc of South Norfolk
The Family Autism Center (FAC) works in conjunction with the Family Support Program at The Arc of South Norfolk. In 1995, more than 70 local families called upon The Arc of South Norfolk to develop the center. FAC is a community-based program whose mission is to provide advocacy, supports and services to people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families.