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Bernadette Murphy Bentley, MPA


Programs + Specialties
Training + Education Stonehill College; Suffolk University
Gender Female

Locations + Directions

Floating Hospital for Children
800 Washington St.
Box 334
Boston, MA 02111
Fax #: 617-636-5261
Phone #: 617-636-8100


In her role as Autism Resource Specialist, Bernadette Murphy Bentley provides comprehensive support to families by helping them:

1) understand the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and their child’s rights,
2) work with their Early Intervention provider and/or the school system, and
3) access the many resources available to assist their child.

She is also the Floating Hospital's liaison to the Autism Consortium, a Boston area group of hospitals and institutions doing research about autism.

Bernadette has served as chairperson for the special education Parent Advisory Council in her town and is currently on the PAC board. She earned her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in Communications from Stonehill College, and has received advocacy training from the Federation for Children with Special Needs.