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Jul 29, 2016

By Ellen Moran

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal Child Health Bureau (MCHB) has re-funded the Healthy Weight Research Network (HWRN), a national research network coordinated by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center at UMass Medical School, with a $1.2 million, five-year grant. HWRN is directed by researchers at the Shriver Center and Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Jul 13, 2016

By Ellen Moran

An IT expert at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center will present about simplifying web text for people with intellectual disabilities and understanding user experience at the HCI International 2016 conference July 17-22 at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto.

Sue Wolf-Fordham, JD, director of the Emergency Preparedness Initiative at the Shriver Center
Jun 29, 2016

By Ellen Moran

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center’s emergency preparedness team is featured in a video by the National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health on health professionals and communities with access and functional needs working together to prepare for disasters.

 The Emergency Preparedness and Response Initiative was launched in 2005 at the Shriver Center, a unit within UMass Medical Center, in the wake of two national disasters.

Family eating together
Family eating together
Jun 29, 2016

By Ellen Moran

Children with intellectual and developmental disabilities may face more risk factors for obesity than typically developing youths, but few studies have focused on obesity in those with disabilities, a researcher in UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center told MedPage Today

kids playing
kids playing
May 27, 2016

By Ellen Moran

UMass Medical School autism advocate Elaine Gabovitch, MPA, has been reappointed to her fourth term as Act Early Ambassador to Massachusetts by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote the early identification of developmental delays.

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Autism Insurance Resource Center honors four Champions

Members of the Autism Insurance Resource Center with the four honored Champions
May 13, 2016

By Ellen Moran

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.

children playing with hula hoops
children playing with hula hoops
Apr 13, 2016

By Jennifer Rosinski

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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Amy Weinstock
Mar 30, 2016

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.

A family hugging each other
A family hugging each other
Mar 07, 2016

By Ellen Moran

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.

Family at a sibling support group meeting
Family at a sibling support group meeting
Mar 04, 2016

By Ellen Moran

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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