Autism Connections specialists work directly with individuals and families through state-funded contracts with the Department of Developmental Services.

If you've not yet applied for DDS eligibility, please contact Autism Connections if you need support taking this first step.

Agency with Choice Program

for children and adults

Agency with Choice (AWC) allows you and your family to have more control and be more creative with day-to-day scheduling and staff supervision, with Autism Connections as your partner.

DESE/DDS Program

for school-age children

The DESE/DDS program is designed to promote in-home support to school-aged students and their families with the goal of preventing a more restrictive or residential placement.

Intenstive Flexible Family Supports

for children

Intensive Flexible Family Supports is a 6-18 months program that focuses on practical support that address challenging behaviors and empowering parents and families with the tools they need.

Autism Waiver Program

for young  children

 The Autism Waiver Program supports a planning process that results in an Autism Support Plan of Care, used to assist each family in identifying the needs of their child.