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Bernadette M. 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
Phone #: 617-636-8100
Fax #: 617-636-5261

Publications + National Presentations

1. Bentley, B. M. Essential Local Resources for Families. Autism E-News, March 2015.

2. Bentley, B. M. Massachusetts Autism Omnibus Enacted. Autism E-News, September 2014.

3. Bentley, B. M. Unique Collaboration for Youth with ASD. Autism Spectrum News, Summer 2014, pp. 20, 31.

4. Bentley, B. M. Keeping Your Child Safe. Autism E-News, June 2014.

5. Bentley, B. M. Self-Care is Not Selfish: Finding a Way to Take Care of Yourself. Autism E-News, May 2014.

6. Bentley, B. M. Innovative Autism Program at Tufts Medical Center. Autism E-News, May 2014.

7. Bentley, B. M. CDC Releases New Prevalence Numbers of 1 in 68 with ASD. Autism E-News, April 2014.

8. Bentley, B. M. Time for Summer Planning. Autism E-News, March 2014.

9. Bentley, B. M. von Hahn, E. Executive Functions in Children with ASDs. Autism E-News, December 2013.

10. Bentley, B. M. Autism Gift-Giving Guide. Autism E-News, November 2013.


Bernadette Murphy Bentley, MPA has been parenting a child with autism for 16 years and has been working as Autism Resource Specialist with families at the Children with Special Needs since 2006. She has a BA in Communication from Stonehill College, and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Suffolk University. In collaboration with colleagues, Ms. Bentley has developed a variety of resource tools for families including the Parent Information Packet for Newly Diagnosed Children, a Transition Guide for Teens with Autism, and the CCSN Essential Autism Resource Guide for Families. Ms. Bentley also writes extensively in a variety of publications about the needs of families raising children with autism and the resources that can help them. In addition, she produces a monthly autism resource newsletter distributed electronically to more than a thousand families and professionals in the autism community.