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UMass Medical School’s LEND program receives $3.08 million, five-year grant from U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) has refunded the UMass Medical School’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program with a $3.08 million, five-year grant.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center director tells Central Mass. Autism Summit ‘it requires a village’ to treat children with autism

Jean A. Frazier, MD, director of UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, told the second annual Central Massachusetts Autism Summit that treating autism “requires a village,” according to the Telegram & Gazette.

Amy Weinstock in Worcester Business Journal: new insurance tool helps families access coverage for autism services

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 Worcester Business Journal's Health quarterly.

Autism Speaks Science News: UMass Medical School finds mealtime behavior problems in children with autism stressful for families

UMass Medical School researchers recommend physicians and clinicians look into the mealtimes of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) after their study found that this population of children has high food selectivity and more mealtime behavior problems, and their parents experience higher levels of stress during mealtimes. The study was featured in an Autism Speaks Science News article July 7.