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Mar 06, 2015

By Ellen Moran

People with intellectual disabilities are more likely to have untreated tooth decay, but finding dentists who are willing to provide them with dental care can be difficult. UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center is meeting this challenge through research and training to educate dental professionals and students about making dental visits easier for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Feb 13, 2015

By Jennifer Rosinski

A leader from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center is one of two UMass Medical School staff members who received gubernatorial appointments to the state Autism Commission, a 35-member body created by legislation and charged with continuing the work of the group whose recommendations led to passage of landmark legislation in 2014.

Jan 22, 2015

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.

Amy K. Weinstock, founding director of the Autism Insurance Resource Center, speaks at the Flutie Foundation event where the center received a grant to support its technical assistance program.

Jan 16, 2015

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.

Nov 03, 2014

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.

NECN Morning Anchor Bridget Blythe & Shriver Center autism advocate Elaine Gabovitch

Oct 03, 2014

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.

Members of the 2013 Team Shriver

Sep 25, 2014

Team Shriver is excited about lacing up their sneakers for this year's Cancer Walk at the medical school on Sunday, Sept. 28.

Sep 16, 2014

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.

Aug 25, 2014

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.

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Aug 13, 2014

Developmental psychologist Teresa Mitchell, PhD, is fascinated by how children learn. Years ago, as a new behavioral analyst working at a school for the deaf, she noted the students compensated for what they could not hear with enhanced visual focus and perception.

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