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    Elaine M Gabovitch MPA

    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health
    AddressEunice Kennedy Shriver Center
    465 Medford Street, Suite 500
    Charlestown MA 02129
      Other Positions
      InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
      DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health

      InstitutionUMMS - Programs, Centers and Institutes
      DepartmentLEND Program

      InstitutionUMMS - Programs, Centers and Institutes
      DepartmentShriver Center


        Academic Background


        B.A., English & Communications, Regis College, 1981
        M.P.A., Sawyer School of Management, Suffolk University, 2008


        • Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program, UMass Medical School E. K. Shriver Center, 2066
        • Family Scholar, American Maternal and Child Health program (AMCHP)

        Current Appointments

        • Instructor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School
        • Family Faculty, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmentaland Related Disabilities (LEND) Program
        • Director of Family & Community Partnerships, E.K. Shriver Center
        • Managing Editor, Shriver Center Spotlight, E.K. Shriver Center
        • Adjunct Professor, Sawyer School of Management, Suffolk University
        • State Team Leader, Massachusetts Act Early Campaign
        • Massachusetts "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Ambassador, CDC/AUCD
        • Transition Subcommittee member, Massachusetts Governor's Autism Commission
        • Transition task force member, Mayor Menino's Autism Task Force, City of Boston
        • Advisor, Act Early Workgroup for the Benchmarks in Early Screening and Testing (BEST)
        • Advisory Council member, Help me Grow Program, Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC)
        • Family Partner Consultant, Maternal and Child Health Program, Boston University School of Public Health
        Elaine Gabovitch

        Professional interests:

        • Family-centered care; family involvement
        • Children, youth and adults with disabilities and special health care needs (SHCN)
        • Early identification and intervention of autism and other developmental disorders
        • Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) across the life course
        • Transition for youth with disabilities and their families
        • Non-profit management
        • Leadership and advocacy studies

        Research Interests:

        • Family-centered care for CYSHCN and their families
        • Transition for youth with disabilities and their families
        • Community-based participatory research in developmental disabilities and ASDs
        • Health promotion for children, youth and adults with ASDs

        selected publications
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        1. Gabovitch, E.M. & Curtin, C. Family-centered care for children with autism spectrum disorders: A review. Marriage & Family Review. 2009; (July):469-498.
        2. Gabovitch, E.M. & Wiseman, N. Early identification of autism spectrum disorders. In Zager, D. (Ed.) Autism Spectrum Disorders: Identification, Education and Treatment. 2005; 145 - 172.
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