Autism Services

In response to a high need, Bridgewell is offers specialized programming to support the challenging behavioral tendencies of younger adults with autism that are transitioning from the educational system to adult services and are supported by the Department of Developmental Services.

Our service model focuses on the abilities of individuals and approaches service delivery as a partnership, respecting the needs and desires of each individual. This person-centered approach allows us to support and respect the people we serve, as well as to foster their independence.

Day Habilitation Programs for Adults with Autism

Located in Danvers, Rosewood Drive I & II are specialized day programs to meet the unique needs of younger adults with autism who are transitioning from the educational system to adult services. Primarily supported by the Department of Developmental Services and MassHealth, Rosewood Drive provides 1 to 3 staff to individual ratio.

With demand growing at our Rosewood Autism Services programs, the Department of Developmental Services and families have been impressed with our day services and have requested that Bridgewell open a third day program for young adults with autism. Opening in August, this new program will be located in Billerica.

Read more about Bridgewell’s Rosewood Drive program.

Read more about Bridgewell’s Day Services.

Residential Services for Adults with Autism

Building upon a collaboration between the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services and success at our Rosewood Drive Day Habilitation Center, Bridgewell has opened several new homes for young adults with autism. Our comfortable, single-family homes offer highly supportive environments where individuals can build productive, independent adult lives in the community.

To date, Bridgewell has opened 10 new homes for adults with autism. The first program opened in Wenham in September 2013, followed by additional residences in Beverly, Topsfield, Peabody and North Andover.

In 2017, a new hybrid autism-medically intensive residence opened in Lynnfield. This is now home to four young men, who require specialized, intensive support for their medical needs.

Read more about Bridgewell’s Residential services.

Family Support Center

Opened in 2016, the Autism Family Support Center provides families from diverse cultural, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds including those who are supporting an individual with autism.

Read more about Bridgewell’s Family Support Center.

Employment Supports

More information on specialized Autism Employment Supports coming soon!

Read more about Bridgewell’s Employment Supports.