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Elaine M Gabovitch MPA

InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health
AddressEunice Kennedy Shriver Center
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health

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    Regis College, Weston, MA, United StatesBAEnglish & Communications
    Suffolk University, Boston, MA, United StatesMPAPublic Administration

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    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

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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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