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Information of resources, community service and support for families of children with disabilities and/or special health care needs.
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UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center

  • “Discovering Behavioral Intervention”
    Developed by The University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Shriver Center, UDiscovering offers a series of training tools and services; this is an on-line interactive subscription for professionals and parents of children with autism. The Course defines Autism, describes Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), and Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are discussed. Managing behavior and social skills are also a part of the course.
  • Down Syndrome Program of UMASS Medical Center
    UMASS Medical Center Down Syndrome Program provides the resources and information for families of children and adults with Down syndrome.
  • Insurance Coverage for Autism
    The New England Information on Disabilities Exchange (INDEX) at the Shriver Center began the Autism Insurance Resource Center to make information and resources relating to medical insurance coverage available to consumers and professionals.
    The Autism Insurance Resource Center's services will include trainings, webinars and focus groups.
  • UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center
    Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center
    Provides extensive services to meet children's needs, with a full range of care to infants, children and adolescents.
  • Lamar Soutter Library Children's Health Information Center
    A lending library with a comprehensive collection of pediatric health information; reference services for patients, families and health care providers. The library is located in the Benedict Building, second floor.
  • e-Mental Health in Central Massachusetts
    Quality information about mental health conditions and diseases as well as links to services available to Central Massachusetts region.
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center
    "With inspiration from Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her family, our faculty and staff pursue research, education, and service programs aimed at improving the quality of life for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families."

Disability Resource Guide from the Lamar Soutter Library Children's Health Information Center


The idea for this Disability Resource Guide is from the printed Resource Guide developed by former staff of the Family Health Supporters in Pediatrics at UMass Children’s Medical Center.

The guide is a compilation of information from years of dedication, hard work and experience which encompasses information of support, community service, and resources for caregivers and families of children with disabilities and/or special health care needs.

The intention of this Library Guide is to be a resource to help healthcare professionals and caregivers better understand and advocate; be aware of support systems, and be informed of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and school issues. Some families may need financial aid, and some may need assistance with daily living skills, speech and or occupational therapy.

The content is offered for informational purposes and should not be construed as medical advice or relied upon for diagnosis or treatment; talk to and seek support from your child's doctors, teachers and other professionals. Listing of agencies and/or providers is based upon the quality of information available and is not an endorsement of any particular service.

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