Following the resounding success of the First Annual Nantucket Walk Now for Autism in August 2007 Autism Speaks Co-Founders Bob and Suzanne Wright wanted to give back to their beloved island, which they also call their summer home. The Wrights conferred with local families impacted by autism, and on November 1, the Nantucket Autism Speaks Resource Center was established. The Nantucket Public School system, located mid-island, donated shared office space in the high school for the convenience of staff, parents, students and community members wishing to access the Resource Center.
Nantucket is a disability-friendly community! Click here to view our summer flyer to learn about all of the fun family events we enjoyed in the summer of 2013 on the island!
To learn more about the 2014 Nantucket Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Saturday, August 16th at Jetties Beach, visit www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/nantucket.
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Our Legislators Listened to the Massachusetts Autism Community!
Click here to visit the Autism Votes Massachusetts home page.
Click here to see our list of babysitters and companions available on Nantucket!
**Nantucket High School has a wonderful mentoring program called Perfect Pals that hosts fun events throughout the year for kids with autism and other disabilities. Click here to learn more about how YOU can start a mentoring club at your school!
**To learn more about Nantucket’s Isle Return, a voluntary program that benefits residents and visitors with Alzheimer’s, autism or other conditions who are at risk of wandering, please visit, www.islereturnprogram.com.
The mission of the Nantucket Autism Resource Center is to provide current information and comprehensive resources for families, professionals and the community for the purpose of educating and increasing awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The Resource Center is dedicated to empowering families and individuals impacted by autism to make informed decisions by providing topical and user-friendly information - from early intervention through adult care.