The Nantucket Autism Speaks Resource Center programs are open to families of individuals with any disability.
The Nantucket Autism Speaks Resource Center provides:
- Consultations with family members, educators and social workers to offer support, problem-solving strategies, resources and information
- Babysitter and companion list
- Family events
- Respite opportunities, so parents can get some time to themselves (siblings always welcome!)
- Educational forums for parents and professionals
- Sibling support groups
- Parent socials with free childcare, so parents can talk with others who “get it”
- Activities with Perfect Pals, our high school mentoring club for students with special needs, i.e. Halloween Mixer, Valentine’s Day Party, etc.
- Summer schedule of sailing and surfing lessons, harbor cruises and much more
- Sensory-friendly movies and theater productions
- Autism trainings
- Speaking engagements
- Loaning library of nonfiction books about Autism and fictional books with characters on the Autism Spectrum
- Brochures and packets from local and regional resources
All programs and services offered by the Nantucket Autism Speaks Resource Center are free of charge.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
Kim is in her office at the Nantucket High School on Mondays and Wednesdays and works from home Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. To meet with her please make an appointment by calling: 646.341.3043 or emailing: email@example.com. The Nantucket Autism Speaks Resource Center will arrange to meet with families wherever it is most convenient for them.
Parking: School Parking Lot
Bike Path Access
- Mid Island Loop – Nantucket Elm School Park & Ride Lot
Kim, a Nantucket resident for over 30 years, is a former high school English teacher, who has volunteered and worked in various capacities since moving to the island. She has worked with Autism Speaks since 2007, spearheading the development of the Resource Center, and for four years, serving as a member of the Autism Response Team. Kim and her husband have three children, including an adult daughter with developmental delays, who lives in a group home on the Cape. Kim knows first-hand the challenges of raising a child with a disability on an island, and everything the Resource Center offers is based on what would have benefited their family when their children were growing up on Nantucket.
There are no upcoming events at this time.