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News from the Shriver Center

Keep up-to-date with our latest news and happenings.

UMass Medical School’s Autism Insurance Resource Center honors four 2016 Champions for their work on behalf of the autism community.

Matthew R. Hemberger receives his award with Terri Farrell and Amy Weinstock.

The Autism Insurance Resource Center at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center May 5 honored four individuals for their dedication and commitment to helping families and individuals in the autism community.

Free symposium about health promotion for children with autism spectrum disorder, other developmental disabilities, hosted by UMass Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine

The Healthy Weight Research Network (HWRN), a national research network that is coordinated by UMass Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine, will host a free symposium at the Hilton Baltimore May 11 in Maryland. The symposium will share the latest information about obesity, physical activity, and eating behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD).

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Autism expert to receive Federation for Children with Special Needs award for leadership in passing autism insurance legislation

Amy K. Weinstock, director of UMass Medical School’s Autism Insurance Resource Center, will be presented with the Martha Zeigler Founders Award during the Federation for Children with Special Needs’ annual gala at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston May 13.

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New England Psychologist: UMass Medical School’s support program helps siblings, parents of children hospitalized for mental illness

UMass Medical School’s Sibling Support Program encourages siblings of children undergoing inpatient mental health treatment to talk about what is happening at home, Emily Rubin, MA, creator and director of the program, told New England Psychologist.

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UMass Medical School partners with Franciscan Hospital for Children on Sibling Support Program

Families of children receiving inpatient mental health treatment at the Franciscan Hospital for Children are learning about resiliency and healing from their trauma through UMass Medical School’s Sibling Support Program.

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UMass Medical School partners with Franciscan Hospital for Children on Sibling Support Program

Families of children receiving inpatient mental health treatment at the Franciscan Hospital for Children are learning about resiliency and healing from their trauma through UMass Medical School’s Sibling Support Program.

Amy Weinstock in Stateline: Massachusetts law provides better access to autism treatment

UMass Medical School’s autism insurance expert spoke to Stateline about access to coverage for autism services and supports in Massachusetts. The PEW Charitable Trusts news service reported Feb. 19 that autism insurance coverage varies across the 44 states in which it is required.

UMass Medical School partners with Franciscan Hospital for Children on Sibling Support Program

Families of children receiving inpatient mental health treatment at the Franciscan Hospital for Children are learning about resiliency and healing from their trauma through UMass Medical School’s Sibling Support Program.

UMass Medical School to help community health centers improve emergency planning for individuals with disabilities

UMass Medical School is developing a toolkit to help community health centers determine whether their emergency preparedness plans address the needs of individuals with disabilities and to assess other potential emergency planning gaps.

Children with intellectual and developmental disabilities sought for mealtime study

Researchers at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center are seeking children with intellectual and dev

elopmental disabilities (IDD) ages 3 to 8 and their parents in order to better understand how children with IDD and their families experience mealtimes compared to typically developing children of the same ages.