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


How to Contact Us by Phone


When calling us at (401)-274-6310, please note the following.

  • If you know your party’s extension you may dial it at any time.
  • Referrals or information regarding all Network Programs: press 3
  • Media Inquiries: dial 1230
  • The Groden Center School: press 0
  • Cove Adult Services: press 4
  • Home Therapy Services or the ABA Clinic: press 5
  • Treatment Foster Care: press 6
  • Community Support Services: press 7
  • Human Resources, Finance, or Development: press 8
  • Donations, press 9


For other locations please hang up and dial the following:

  • Coventry School: 615-2600
  • Early Intervention Program: 525-2380
  • Livingston Preschool: 421-1673
  • RITE Program: 270-5133


  • To use our spell by last name directory, press the # key.
  • To hear this message again, please remain on the line.


    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.

For more information, click here.


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.


We are a member of RICART, the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment.


Reaching Out

This year our organization will reach a major milestone in our history: Our 40th Anniversary!  Please plan to share

this special evening with us as we celebrate forty years of working together to provide excellent care for our clients. 

The evening will include dinner, dancing, recognition rewards and a raffle.  In addition to honoring our long-time employees, we will also be recognizing:

Donna Martin, Executive Director, Community Provider Network, RI Sam Iserson, President, NC3, and Margaret Klitzke, D.O., Bradley Hospital. Please click here to register online.  Sponsored by Mutual of America and Santander Bank.



For forty years the caring, highly qualified staff at THE GRODEN NETWORK has helped our clients with autism and other developmental disabilities lead productive, dignified and satisfying lives. Your continued support is crucial to helping us help them! Your financial support enriches the daily lives of all the children, adolescents, and adults we serve.

If you'd like to:

Donate Online, click here.

Donate by Check, click here.

Here are just a few examples of how your much-appreciated gifts are put to work:

A donation of $50 can be used to purchase board games, books, and puzzles to help students develop fine motor, cognitive, sensory, and social/pretend play skills, as well as enhance their focus and attention.

A donation of $100 can be used to purchase games such as putting tees for miniature golf to improve our students’ gross motor skills.

A donation of $250 would purchase an iPod touch, case and extended warranty. For children, teens and adults who are minimally verbal or non-verbal, use of this type of augmentative communication system is vital to their development.

A donation of $500 helps send a child or teen to the Therapeutic Summer Camp for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome/High Functioning Autism. He/she will be provided with social coaching to promote the development of peer interaction skills, flexible behavior, and self-control.

A donation of $1,000 allows the Groden Greenhouse to purchase poinsettia “plugs” needed to grow our holiday crop. Clients working at the Greenhouse learn gardening skills useful in preparing them for paid employment.

A donation of $2,000 can be used to purchase a state-of-the art computer and data entry program for our adult clients to help prepare them for paid employment.

A donation of $5,000 can be used to purchase a SMART Board, an interactive whiteboard used for teaching, engag­ing students and improving learning outcomes in the classroom.


There are many ways to donate, including: giving stocks, bonds and mutual funds, coins, and wills and bequeaths.

If you're unsure about how to donate, please call Toni Lautieri, Director of Marketing & Development, at 401.274.6310, ext. 1230 and she'll be happy to assist you.

Make a difference in the life of one of our clients by making a gift to our Annual Appeal.


See our 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. See our ad!

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Events Calendar


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.