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Shriver Center Relocation
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center relocated at the end of November to the main campus of the UMass Medical School in Worcester and a satellite location in Charlestown, MA. Please see our new contact information.
The Health Promotion & Wellness in Developmental Disabilities Research Group at the Shriver Center was recently awarded a three-year grant from the Maternal Child Health Bureau to establish a national research network on healthy weight in children with autism and other developmental disabilities.
The Autism Insurance Resource Center obtained two grants recently to support its mission to provide a centralized resource to assist the autism community in understanding and accessing insurance coverage for treatment. The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council renewed their grant to the Center in the amount of $25,000. The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation also announced they will award $10,000 to support the Insurance Center’s Technical Assistance Program.
Fellows from the Shriver Center's LEND program, participating in the annual day of training in emergency preparedness and response in relation to people with disabilities, heard from a panel of emergency responders who described their individual and agency experiences and roles relating to the Boston Marathon bombings. Participants on the panel were: Liisa Jackson, MA Region 4A Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator; Sgt. George Demos, Watertown Police Department; Wil van Dinter, Watertown Public Health Nurse; John Grieb, Deputy Director, Emergency Preparedness Bureau, MA Department of Public Health; Jonathan O’Dell, Assistive Technology Manager and Training Specialist, Department of Communication Access, Mass. Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The LEND training day is just one of the current activities of the Shriver Center's Emergency Preparedness and Response Initiative.