Directions

Traveling by Car

The Option Institute is located at 2080 South Undermountain Road, Sheffield MA 01257. For GPS navigation and taxi services, use 564 Under Mountain Rd, Salisbury, CT 06068. To get driving directions to the Institute, simply enter your street number, street name, and zip code in the field below (your city and state are not required.) For example, you might enter 2080 South Undermountain Road, 01257.


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Directions to Registration

By Car from the Airport

The following links provide driving directions to The Option Institute from area airports using Google Maps.

Bradley International Airport, Hartford, CT – 1 hour 15 minutes

Albany International Airport, Albany, NY – 1 hour 30 minutes

JFK International Airport, New York, NY – 2 hours 30 minutes

La Guardia Airport, New York, NY – 2 hours 30 minutes

Logan International Airport, Boston, MA – 2 hours 50 minutes

Newark International Airport, Newark, NJ – 2 hours 30 minutes

Transportation by Train

From Most Locations

There is a daily Amtrak train, the Lake Shore Limited that travels from places such as Boston MA, Albany, NY and Pittsfield, MA. Amtrak can be telephoned at 1-800-872-7245 or 1-413-785-4230. Reservations can also be made on the Amtrak website.

Pittsfield is approximately 33 miles from the Institute. Transportation can be arranged from Pittsfield via local transportation services. Reservations for local transportation are required.

From New York City: Commuter Train

Take the Metro North Train (1-800-METRO-INFO or 212-532-4900) from Grand Central Station to Wassaic, NY To travel from Wassaic to The Option Institute, call one of the limousine/taxi services in advance and make reservations. See Local Transportation.

From JFK or La Guardia Airports, New York City, or Newark Airport, Newark, NJ

Check the local/ground transportation counter for info on buses. From LaGuardia and JFK take New York Airport Service Bus (718-875-8200); From Newark take Olympia Airport Express (877-894-9155). Taxis are also available. Go from the airport to Grand Central Station in Manhattan, 42nd Street. Take the Metro Rail North train to Wassaic, To travel from Wassaic to The Option Institute, call one of the limousine/taxi services in advance and make reservations.
See Local Transportation.

Transportation by Bus

From JFK or La Guardia Airports, New York City, or Newark Airport, Newark, NJ

Check the local/ground transportation counter for info on buses. From LaGuardia and JFK take New York Airport Service Bus (718-875-8200); From Newark take Olympia Airport Express (877-894-9155). Taxis are also available. Go to the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan. Take Bonanza Bus Lines (800-556-3815) to Sheffield, MA. From Sheffield to The Option Institute, call and make reservations with one of the limousine/taxi services.
See Local Transportation.

From New York’s Port Authority Terminal

Take Bonanza Bus Lines (800-556-3815) to Sheffield, MA. From Sheffield to the Option Institute, call and make reservations with one of the limousine/taxi services. See Local Transportation.

From Boston

At South Station, 700 Atlantic Ave in downtown Boston, purchase a Peter Pan (800-237-8747) ticket to Springfield [Springfield Bus Terminal (413-781-2900)] with a connection to Lee. From Lee to The Option Institute, call and make reservations with one of the limousine/taxi services. See Local Transportation.

From Logan International Airport, Boston

South Station is the Peter Pan/Greyhound bus terminal, located at 700 Atlantic Avenue (617-526-1800). To get there, take the shuttle that says South Station, which will have a fee.
If you need assistance, inquire at the transportation/information desk at the airport baggage claim area. At South Station, purchase a Peter Pan (800-237-8747) ticket to Lee or to Pittsfield. This will have a connection in Springfield where you will need to transfer buses. To travel from Lee or Pittsfield to the Option Institute, call one of the limousine/taxi services in advance and make reservations. See Local Transportation.

From Albany

The bus leaves from the Greyhound Bus Terminal at 34 Hamilton Street. Buy a Greyhound (800-231-2222), Bonanza (800-556-3815) or Peter Pan (800-237-8747) ticket to Sheffield, Lee or to Pittsfield, whichever is first available. From Sheffield, Lee or Pittsfield to the Option Institute, call and make reservations with one of the limousine/taxi services. See Local Transportation. From Sheffield use Berkshire Taxi and from Pittsfield use County Rainbow Taxi, See numbers below.

From Albany Airport

Albany Airport: (518-242-2200). Take a local bus ($1.00) or take a taxi (around $13.00) to the Greyhound Bus Terminal at 34 Hamilton St [Capital District Transit Authority (518)-482-8822]. The bus leaves from the Greyhound Bus Terminal at 34 Hamilton Street. Buy a Greyhound (800-231-2222), Bonanza (800-556-3815) or Peter Pan (800-237-8747) ticket to Sheffield, Lee or Pittsfield, (whichever is first available). From Sheffield Lee or Pittsfield to The Option Institute, call and make reservations with one of the limousine/taxi services. See Local Transportation. (From Sheffield, Berkshire Taxi and from Pittsfield, County Rainbow Taxi, see numbers below.

Limousine/Taxi Service

Local transportation services are available from various regional airports. The costs of these services vary to/from the Option Institute. Please confirm the rate with the limousine/taxi service. Extra charges for waiting time may apply due to late flight delays, etc. Prices do not include gratuity.

Savings tip: travel in a group! When booking your limousines/taxis, ask to travel with another participant arriving around the same time to save money.

  • Lakeville Livery, Lakeville, CT, 860-435-8000  lakevillelivery@icloud.com Call or e-mail in advance, reservations required
  • Windsor Taxi, Hartford, CT, 860-524-5000. enfiieldtaxi@yahoo.com They are located near Bradley Airport and they service all major airports.
  • Berkshire Taxi, Great Barrington, MA 413-528-0911, Lee MA 413-528-0020 or contact via email: berkshiretaxico@outlook.com. Call in advance to reserve.
  • County Rainbow Taxi in Pittsfield MA 413-499-4300

* Please contact taxi services for pricing.  Please confirm reservations with the transportation company before your trip.

Local Car Rental

Enterprise Rent-A-Car – 413-443-6600
526 East Street, Pittsfield, MA

Our Commitment to Privacy

The Autism Treatment Center of America® (a division of The Option Institute & Fellowship®) are committed to your privacy. This notice serves to help you better understand what information we collect, how we use that information, and with whom we may share a limited portion of that information. If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should contact Customer Support by email psupport@option.org.

We know that you value your personal information, and we strive to protect your privacy as if it were our own. The Autism Treatment Center of America (a division of The Option Institute & Fellowship) uses of your information is limited to the ways outlined in this notice, except as required by law and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us.

Information We Collect From You

  1. Online Contact and Info Requests: If you submit an online request for Option Institute products such as free brochures, or submit a question through a “Contact Us” or “Call-Me” form, we may have to gather additional information from you to respond to your request. Such information will include name, shipping address, telephone number, and email address.
  2. Non-Personal Information We Receive Automatically: Like most websites, we utilize cookies. Cookies are a mechanism to remember information about you when you navigate from one web page to another. Our website uses cookies to hold a user’s unique session identifiers, allowing us to serve correct information back to the user. Such information may include your language and currency. Our website cookies do not hold any personally identifiable information. We may use other similar technologies that allow us to collect non-personally identifiable information about your visit to help us better your experience.

Lawful Basis For Processing Your Data

  1. Consent: We will not process any personal information unless you agree to our Privacy policy and freely give consent to process your information for the purpose of your request.
  2. Fulfillment of Requests: We only store and process your information for the purpose of your request. Your information is removed and no longer processed after the request has been fulfilled. If you have also freely consented to receive marketing or promotional communications via a request form or registration form, we will retain your information until you revoke your consent or unsubscribe from receiving those communications via the instructions located at the bottom of all our emails.

Sharing of Your Data

  1. If we are required by law: we will disclose information about you in response to a subpoena, court order, or other legitimate governmental request.
  2. We will only share your data with third party service providers such as email services to facilitate fulfilment of your information or contact request. None of your information will be processed or stored by any third party if you choose to revoke your consent or submit a request to be forgotten.
  3. We do not share or distribute your information with any other third parties for any purposes other than the purposes you freely consent to.

Use Of Information Collected From You

  1. Information Requests and Customer Service: After submitting information to us via our online forms, your contact information including your email address will be used to respond to that request. After you submit online information requests to us, you may, from time to time, receive email or other communications from us or our service providers with information including information about our upcoming programs or products if you choose to agree to receive those communications. If you do not wish to receive these communications, you are able to opt out of at any time by following the unsubscribe link found in the email.
  2. Third-Party Service Providers: We work closely with other companies and individuals to facilitate transactions and better your experience. Examples of third-party service provider services include shipping orders, analyzing data, providing accurate search results and links, affiliate marketing, and newsletters. Any information that we share with a third-party service provider is done so safely, securely, and under a contractual relationship with that provider to protect your data.
  3. Promotional events: From time to time, we or a service provider acting on our behalf may use your name, email address, telephone number and/or mailing address to send you information or offers for a program, product or other service we believe to be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive these communications, you are able to opt out of at any time by following the unsubscribe link found in the email.

Data Retention Policy

We maintain a data retention policy to protect your data. Information collected on our website will be retained for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected.

How We Secure Your Information

We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information and to honoring your choices for its intended use. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we strive to maintain physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards. We use industry standard security protocol such as encryption and https security protocol to protect your information.
Any time we share your information with a third party consistent with this Privacy Policy, we utilize technological or contractual safeguards in an effort to keep your information safe.
While we are confident ordering online is safe and secure, if for any reason you cannot access the secure server or feel uncomfortable ordering online, please feel free to place your order with us by phone at 877-766-7473 or +001-413-229-2100.
At any time you wish to opt out of receiving promotional mailings, you may call or email Customer Service (psupport@option.org).

Your Rights

At any time, you can use the following request form https://gdpr.autismtreatmentcenter.org/ to request any of the following:

  1. Confirm whether or not personal data about you is being processed.
  2. Provide you with further details about how we process your personal data.
  3. Provide you with a copy of any data which we hold about you.
  4. Withdraw your consent to using your personal information, where we rely on your consent as a legal basis to justify using your personal data.
  5. Consider any valid objection to the processing of your personal information (including the right to object to processing on grounds related to your particular situation where we are relying on our legitimate interests as a legal basis for processing).
  6. Request to update or delete personal data which we hold about you.
  7. Restrict the way that we process your personal data.
  8. Consider any valid request to transfer your personal data to a third party provider of services (data portability).

We will consider all requests. However, certain personal information may be exempt from those requests in certain circumstances, which include a need to keep processing information for our legitimate interests or to comply with a legal obligation. If such an exception applies, we will notify you when responding to your request. Please note that we may ask you to provide us with information necessary to confirm your identity before responding.

Policy Updates

We reserve the right to update the above policy at any time. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post the updates to this Privacy Policy here and on any other place we deem appropriate, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.