Autism

Autism advocate to train health professionals to consider culture when screening children for delays

Elaine M. Gabovitch, MPA, an autism advocate at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, will train health professionals to consider cultural diversity when screening young children for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during a session at the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) annual conference Jan. 24 in Washington, D.C.

Shriver Center autism advocate visits NECN to raise awareness of child development

UMass Medical School autism advocate Elaine Gabovitch, MPA, joined New England Cable News on Friday, Oct. 3 to discuss the importance of celebrating and tracking developmental milestones in children. Gabovitch will participate in the "Amazing Me! It's Busy Being Three.” event at the Boston Children’s Museum on Sunday, Oct. 5.

Shriver Center studies visual attention in children, adolescents with intellectual disabilities

Children who overfocus on one small part of a picture, word or face may have difficulty with such life skills as reading or recognizing people. UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center has been studying visual attention in children and adolescents with intellectual or developmental disabilities to develop teaching methods to reduce the problem.

Autism Speaks Science News: UMass Medical School finds mealtime behavior problems in children with autism stressful for families

UMass Medical School researchers recommend physicians and clinicians look into the mealtimes of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) after their study found that this population of children has high food selectivity and more mealtime behavior problems. The study was featured in an Autism Speaks Science News article July 7.

Autism Insurance Resource Center receives Flutie Foundation grant to help parents of children with autism access coverage for treatments

The Autism Insurance Resource Center at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center has been awarded its third grant from the Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism Inc. to support its technical assistance program, which helps caregivers of children and adults on the autism spectrum access coverage for autism treatments.

Tracking developmental milestones is crucial for a child’s success, Shriver Center autism expert explains in Boston Parents Paper

How tracking a child’s developmental milestones can increase their potential for a successful life was explained by UMass Medical School autism advocate Elaine Gabovitch, MPA, in a Boston Parents Paper edition focused on raising children with special needs.

Having access to treatment is life-changing, UMMS autism experts tell WCVB-TV’s Chronicle

Maura Buckley, MPA, a product manager for UHealthSolutions, part of UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine Division, and Amy Weinstock, director of the Autism Insurance Resource Center at the UMMS Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, talked about their experiences related to accessing health care and behavioral services for children with autism spectrum disorder, in a segment of WCVB-TV’s Chronicle.

UMass Medical School's Shriver Center to serve as host institution of international assistive technology research program

UMass Medical School is one of two American universities to serve as a host institution for a European-Union-funded research program focused on developing new technologies to help individuals with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disability.

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