Autism Services & Resources Connecticut, Inc. (ASRC) serves a vital role in helping to educate and empower individuals and families affected by autism. As the state leader in advocacy, training and family support, ASRC is here to enhance the lives of those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) as well as their families.
In 2023, ASRC joined forces with Clifford Beers Community Health Partners, an exciting expansion of ASRC’s capabilities, outreach, and supports!
To learn more about ASRC, please contact us at 203-265-7717 or email [email protected]
ASRC’s vision is two-fold: to prepare those with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) for the world, as we prepare the world for those with ASD.
ASRC has led the way in advocating at the state level for family and adult services for over 20 years, and continues to be a voice in Connecticut to help expand on the services now in place.
A key player in creating the pilot program for adult services, the Division of Autism, and the Waiver for adults with ASD, all located within the Department of Developmental Services, ASRC has also served as a participating stakeholder on many committees, councils and other bodies at the state level including the Advisory Council for the Autism Division currently located at The Department of Social Services.
With Autism Services and Resources Connecticut (ASRC) joining Clifford Beers, it allows us to provide a more whol-istic approach to care for families and individuals in the neurodiverse community. ASRC has continued to operate as ASRC at Clifford Beers with no interruption in services.
Through this new partnership, Clifford Beers will ensure the continuity of services ASRC currently offers, including: access to resources, recreational programs, summer camp, training, social skills and support groups, the Walk for Autism, a Job & College Fair; Resource Warm Line and Directory.
The continued access to these resources and in-direct services paired with the direct/clinical care from Clifford Beers, enables us to provide a continuum of care for a child. We are here and ready to continue helping families to secure the services and/or supports they might need at every step of their journey through the autism spectrum.
ASRC’s philosophy is driven by the understanding that ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) presents itself differently in different people, therefore no single intervention is helpful for all individuals on the autism spectrum. Families need to make decisions based on good information (education) in conjunction with what they already understand about their child/teen/adult.
Our organization was established in 1997 as the first exclusive Connecticut autism advocacy organization for individuals and families. In 2000, we became ASRC, the acronym for Autism Spectrum Resource Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. While continuing to operate as ASRC, we legally changed our name in 2015 to Autism Services and Resources Connecticut, to better describe our mission and services.
While serving as Connecticut’s resource for autism services and supports, and as a non-profit not funded by state or federal money, we count on the generous support of donors like you, as well as grants and fundraising activities to support our programming initiatives and keep our doors open.