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WBZTV Interview
Dec 31, 2015

By Jennifer Rosinski

A UMass Medical School program that supports the brothers and sisters of those who receive in-patient psychiatric care has had a profoundly positive effect on the Cummings family of New Hampshire, according to WBZ-TV.

Illustration with Words
Nov 13, 2015

By Ellen Moran

UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center is co-sponsoring the Ruderman Inclusion Summit, which fosters awareness and advocacy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and shares best practices. Disability experts from around the world are expected to participate in the conference Nov. 1 and 2 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

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Nov 13, 2015

By Ellen Moran

UMass Medical School experts will present on autism, oral health disparities in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and supporting siblings of children with mental health needs at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) annual conference Nov. 16-18 in Washington, D.C.

Nov 13, 2015

By Ellen Moran

A study that found a gluten-free, casein-free diet doesn’t appear to improve behaviors or symptoms of autism needs to be done with a larger group to be certain the diet isn’t effective in children with autism, a UMass Medical School professor told The Wall Street Journal.

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Nov 13, 2015

By Ellen Moran

When the daughter of Amy K. Weinstock, director of UMass Medical School’s Autism Insurance Resource Center, was diagnosed with autism 16 years ago, health insurance didn’t cover medical treatments to help the disorder. Most states today require insurance to cover some treatments for autism, and UMass Medical School’s new autism insurance tool is helping families access that coverage, Weinstock wrote in a Worcester Business Journal column.

Digital and hard copy maps of Pennsylvania
Sep 01, 2015

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has awarded the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center (Shriver Center) at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School a contract to design and implement a system to manage all online training offered through the Department of Human Services’ Office of Developmental Programs.

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Young woman
Aug 27, 2015

Keeping weight off is difficult for 26-year-old Cassidy Bauer, who is only 4-and-a-half-feet tall. But Bauer and her mother say they’ve had help from UMass Medical School’s Health U weight loss program for people with intellectual disabilities, which has taught them about proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes, according to an article in the Telegram & Gazette Aug. 26.

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Girl taking test in school
Aug 18, 2015

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.

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Jul 28, 2015

Autism research at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center aims to reduce barriers to diagnosis and both understand and meet the unique needs of this population, according to a July 26 article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

brain scan
Jul 27, 2015

UMass Medical School researchers have developed a computer-based battery of neurobehavioral tests designed to conduct informative evaluations of the cognitive capabilities of both children and adults, including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

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