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Federal agreement supports autism services for young children
Amy Weinstock
Nov 03, 2014

An agreement between Massachusetts and the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that will fund early intervention services for children on the autism spectrum is critical because it provides care at a crucial time in development, said Amy Weinstock, director of the Autism Insurance Resource Center at UMass Medical School.

NECN Morning Anchor Bridget Blythe & Shriver Center autism advocate Elaine Gabovitch

NECN Morning Anchor Bridget Blythe & Shriver Center autism advocate Elaine Gabovitch

Shriver Center autism advocate visits NECN to raise awareness of child development
Oct 03, 2014

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.

Members of the 2013 Team Shriver

Members of the 2013 Team Shriver

Members of the 2013 Team Shriver
Sep 25, 2014

Team Shriver is excited about lacing up their sneakers for this year's Cancer Walk at the medical school on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Tracking developmental milestones is crucial for child success, Shriver Center autism advocate tells Boston Parents Paper
Sep 16, 2014

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.

Maura Buckley, MPA, a product manager for UHealthSolutions
Aug 25, 2014

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.

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Faculty in Focus: Teresa Mitchell studies how to help children with autism learn
Aug 13, 2014

Developmental psychologist Teresa Mitchell, PhD, is fascinated by how children learn. Years ago, as a new behavioral analyst working at a school for the deaf, she noted the students compensated for what they could not hear with enhanced visual focus and perception.

Micah Eckhardt
Aug 08, 2014

The next speaker in the Shriver Center Colloquium Series, Micah Eckhardt, will present StoryScape: Empowering Children with Autism to Create Interactive, Illustrative Stories on Tuesday August 12. The colloquium is scheduled at noon in the Albert Sherman Center auditorium on the medical school campus.

Shriver Center researcher: link between autism and obesity needs further study
Carol Curtin: link between autism and obesity needs further study
Jul 31, 2014

A large population study is needed to find the true links between autism and obesity, Carol Curtin, MSW, a research assistant professor at UMass Medical School, told SFARI Autism News.

“Most large nationally representative datasets do not include children with autism," said Curtin, who has focused some of her work on the association between disabilities and weight. Existing studies rely on limited data from parents, she said.

UMass Medical School's Shriver Center to serve as host institution of international assistive technology research program
UMass Medical School's Shriver Center to serve as host institution of international assistive technology research program
Jul 30, 2014

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.

Shriver Center autism experts explain new insurance legislation
Shriver Center autism experts explain new insurance legislation
Jul 16, 2014

Amy Weinstock and Maura Buckley of UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center talked to Charter TV3’s Worcester News Tonight about why they believe a new bill to extend coverage of autism treatment services under public health insurance plans is important for families across Massachusetts.

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