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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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 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.