Shriver Center fellows to present work helping agencies improve services to people with disabilities

June 04, 2015

Fellows at UMass Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center will present posters on their work helping local organizations provide better services to people with developmental disabilities June 5 at the Shriver Center in Charlestown.

The fellows at Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND), a program of the Shriver Center, a unit within UMass Medical School’s Commonwealth Medicine division, work as consultants with organizations to help them provide better services and supports to people with developmental disabilities. In most cases, the organizations lack the financial resources to expand services. The posters will show the problem the fellow and agency identified and the recommendations the fellow proposed to help the organization.

Improving Care Coordination for Children with Medical Complexity by Improving Provider-to-Provider Communication
A. Stacie Colwell, MD PhD

Supporting Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders Transition to Adulthood
Kelley Devlin

Expanding ADA Compliance for the Town of Lynnfield, MA
Terri Farrell

Increasing Collaboration Between Chinese Parent Support Groups in Order To Maximize Families' Access to Resources
Shirley Huang, MS, CF-SLP

Building Childcare Capacity for Children with Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Elizabeth Jasse

Organizational Transformation Through Culture Change
Shawn McCurley

Expanding Access to Music Therapy Services: A New Three Year Strategic Plan for Roman Music Therapy Services
Meredith R. Pizzi, MT-BC

Expanding Eligibility for Services for People Who Are Deafblind in Massachusetts 
Carl Richardson

DDS Family Support Accessibility Project
Jennifer Stewart

Of Course You Belong – Episcopal Congregational Support for Individuals and Families with Disability in Eastern Massachusetts
Amy Till

The program will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 5 at the Shriver Center LEND Program, 465 Medford St., Suite 500, Charlestown.