Shriver Center fellows to present work helping agencies improve services to people with disabilities

Jun 05, 2015

By Ellen Moran

Fellows at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center will present posters on their work helping local organizations provide better services to people with developmental disabilities June 5 at the Shriver Center in Charlestown.

The fellows at Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND), a program of the Shriver Center, a unit within UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, work as consultants with organizations to help them provide better services and supports to people with developmental disabilities. In most cases, the organizations lack the financial resources to expand services. The posters will show the problem the fellow and agency identified and the recommendations the fellow proposed to help the organization.

  • Improving Care Coordination for Children with Medical Complexity by Improving Provider-to-Provider Communication - A. Stacie Colwell, MD PhD
  • Supporting Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders Transition to Adulthood - Kelley Devlin
  • Expanding ADA Compliance for the Town of Lynnfield, MA - Terri Farrell
  • Increasing Collaboration Between Chinese Parent Support Groups in Order To Maximize Families' Access to Resources - Shirley Huang, MS, CF-SLP
  • Building Childcare Capacity for Children with Autism and Developmental Disabilities - Elizabeth Jasse
  • Organizational Transformation Through Culture Change - Shawn McCurley
  • Expanding Access to Music Therapy Services: A New Three Year Strategic Plan for Roman Music Therapy Services - Meredith R. Pizzi, MT-BC
  • Expanding Eligibility for Services for People Who Are Deafblind in Massachusetts  - Carl Richardson
  • DDS Family Support Accessibility Project - Jennifer Stewart
  • Of Course You Belong – Episcopal Congregational Support for Individuals and Families with Disability in Eastern Massachusetts - Amy Till

The program will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 5 at the Shriver Center LEND Program, 465 Medford St., Suite 500, Charlestown.

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