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News from the Shriver Center

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

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.

Shriver Center researchers lead discussions on priorities for developing statewide integrated autism database

Researchers at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center will present state officials this spring with recommendations and priorities for developing an integrated autism database in Massachusetts, based on discussions from a Citizens Jury they led.