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Feb 22, 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.

Feb 04, 2016

By Ellen Moran

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.

“Increasingly, community health centers are taking a greater responsibility for being part of the local emergency planning and have important roles to play in community emergency response,” said Sue Wolf-Fordham, JD, a principal investigator for the project to enhance emergency preparedness for community health centers.

Feb 04, 2016

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

 

Jan 15, 2016

By Ellen Moran

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. 

Dec 31, 2015

By Jennifer Rosinski

A UMass Medical School program that supports the brothers and sisters of those who receive in-patient psychiatric care has had a profoundly positive effect on the Cummings family of New Hampshire, according to WBZ-TV.

Nov 13, 2015

By Ellen Moran

UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center is co-sponsoring the Ruderman Inclusion Summit, which fosters awareness and advocacy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and shares best practices. Disability experts from around the world are expected to participate in the conference Nov. 1 and 2 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.

Nov 13, 2015

By Ellen Moran

UMass Medical School experts will present on autism, oral health disparities in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and supporting siblings of children with mental health needs at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) annual conference Nov. 16-18 in Washington, D.C.

Nov 13, 2015

By Ellen Moran

A study that found a gluten-free, casein-free diet doesn’t appear to improve behaviors or symptoms of autism needs to be done with a larger group to be certain the diet isn’t effective in children with autism, a UMass Medical School professor told The Wall Street Journal.

Nov 13, 2015

By Ellen Moran

When the daughter of Amy K. Weinstock, director of UMass Medical School’s Autism Insurance Resource Center, was diagnosed with autism 16 years ago, health insurance didn’t cover medical treatments to help the disorder. Most states today require insurance to cover some treatments for autism, and UMass Medical School’s new autism insurance tool is helping families access that coverage, Weinstock wrote in a Worcester Business Journal column.

Sep 01, 2015

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has awarded the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center (Shriver Center) at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School a contract to design and implement a system to manage all online training offered through the Department of Human Services’ Office of Developmental Programs.

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