Greengard The Greengard Center for Autism

A child with autism...

...grows up to be an adult with autism.

What's Next?

"Every parent who has a child with autism of greater need, worries about what will happen when that child becomes an adult with autism. We worry about how we will manage as we get older and we worry about who will be there when we are gone. The Greengard Center is being created to address these needs and provide programs for adults with autism that can give families a sense of security. We are creating a program and home that answers the question, ‘what’s next?’"

The mission of the Greengard Center for Autism (GCFA) located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is to create a quality day and residential programs for young adults with autism. The Greengard Center seeks to provide a unique lifelong living and learning opportunity for adults with autism to have an inclusive, quality of life through a safe and secure home, ongoing education, meaningful work, and access to recreation, social and community acceptance and participation.

The Greengard Center for Autism is developing its first four programs:

For those of you who are interested in our Programs, please email us at or by phone (603) 501-0686 to receive updates on our progress and additional information.

Greengard Center In The News

Image courtesy of DeStefano Architects

DeStefano Architects announced The Greengard Residence, to be located on Brewery Lane, recently received unanimous approval from the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

As part of the Greengard Center for Autism the Greengard Residence will be home to four individuals diagnosed with autism who are 21 years of age or older. Each resident will participate in the Greengard Center Day Program, which provides a community-based curriculum and is individually tailored to each participant’s interests and abilities. The design of the house encourages social participation while providing customized space for residents. The center’s goal is to ensure a stable, safe and secure home while providing an enriched and expansive environment over a lifetime.

“This residence will be the future home of a life-long living and learning program for young adults with autism,” said GCFA Executive Director and founder Barbara R. Frankel, PhD. “The Greengard Center has a mission to provide an inclusive quality of life through a safe, secure home, ongoing education, meaningful work and access to recreation, social and community acceptance and participation.”

Other members of the project team include the builder and owner’s representative V. Todd and Company, MSC Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors, and Hoefle, Phoenix, Gormely & Roberts, providing legal services. For more about Greengard, visit For more about DeStefano Architects, visit, September 1, 2015

....Executive Director and Founder of GCFA Barbara R. Frankel, Ph. D. says of the approval

“I was so deeply touched by the warm welcome that The Greengard Center’s residence received from the Portsmouth Zoning Board of Adjustment. I am grateful for the heartfelt words spoken by Chairman David Witham, recognizing the importance of the project, not only to individuals with autism and their families but to the community as well.”, September 1, 2015

Greengard Contact





PO Box 6596
Portsmouth, New Hampshire



The Greengard Center launches a new GoFundMe Campaign

We have recently leased property to create a center for our participants. We are designing a space that is particularly suited for the specific needs of adolescents and adults with autism and we need your help!

Your generous donation will provide for the necessary renovations and equipment needed to bring our vision to reality. The Greengard Center will offer a base for our goal to help adults with autism to be productive and respected members of the community.

Please follow the above link to view our campaign.