The Groden Network - Your Autism Experts - Autism, Asperger's, Autistic Schools, Rhode Island, Developmental Disabilities


Special Feature


THE GRODEN NETWORK has been featured on WPRI/Channel 12’s “The Rhode Show”!


On April 22, Mike Smith, Director of Vocational & Employement Services, discussed our Job Club program. The segment also features Greg St. Jean, who participates in this program.

Click here to view the April 22 segment.


On April 8, Dr. Kelly Pistacchio discussed Asperger's Syndrome, social skill programs, and our summer camp, while 15-year-old Tracy Allard, spoke about the social skills she's developed with the help of the GRODEN NETWORK.

Click here to view the April 8 segment.


On March 31, Dr. Leslie Weidenman discussed THE GRODEN NETWORK’s Early Intervention Program.

Click here to view the March 31 segment!


On March 24, Dr. Jane Carlson discussed Autism Awareness Month, THE GRODEN NETWORK’s Symposium at the RI Convention Center, and our very own, Rob Mertz, showed off his Preschool music video. Click here to view the March 24 segment!


    SAVE the DATE!

    Therapeutic Summer Camp 2014

The Community Support Services Department will once again be offering a Therapeutic Summer Camp program for children and adolescents with Asperger’s Syndrome/High Functioning Autism and related social challenges.

Teens Camp for ages 12 – 16

    July 7th – 11th

    Children’s camp for ages 6 - 11

    August 4th – 8th


    Introducing The Asperger's Center

The Groden Network "Your Autism Experts" is proud to offer a variety of therapeutic and educational programs for children, adolescents, and young adults with Asperger's Syndrome and related social challenges. Services include social skills groups, community based groups, evening specialty classes (e.g., art, cooking), school consultation, evaluations, individual and family therapy.

Click on these links to view our new, 2014 programs:

Winter 2014 Program: BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR, A program for young teens


(or similar social needs)




Reaching Out


12th Annual "In Step For Autism"
3K Walk/5K Run & Family Field Day

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Colt State Park in Bristol, RI

Click here to register online!


See our new PreSchool video!!!___________________________________________

Have you ever considered providing foster care?

The Groden Center is looking for individuals and couples interested in becoming licensed foster parents for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and behavior disorders.

Click here for more information.


Helen Morcos Appointed to Special
Joint Commission

THE GRODEN NETWORK is pleased to announce that Helen Morcos, our President/Executive Director, has been appointed to the Special Joint Commission to Study the Quality of Life and Create Positive Outcomes for Individuals with Autism in the State of Rhode Island. Congratulations, Helen!

Groden Center Residential Programs receive international excellence accreditation. One of only two accredited organizations in New England for Autism Services .
Groden's Community Residential Program and Therapeutic Foster Family Services have been awarded the highest level of accreditation by CARF. Click here for more information.


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What's New at The Groden Network


  • — Autism Expert and Community Support Services Director Dr. Kelley Pistacchio talked with NBC10 about Asperger's Syndrome. To view the video, click here.
  • - Longtime supporter Joe Trimble won the 2011 Jefferson Award for his work as an advocate for The Groden Network. To view the video, click here.

Autism Publications & Presentations


How Everyone on the Autism Spectrum, Young and Old, Can...: Become Resilient, Be More Optimistic, Enjoy Humor, Be Kind, and Increase Self-Efficacy [Paperback]

Groden, J., Kantor, A.., Woodard, C., & Lipsitt, L. (2011).

Retail value is $18.00 (USD). For more information, or to purchase the book, click here.