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Past News and Events

Previous Events hosted by CARE

Fall 2019 Expert Speaker Series:

  • Judah B. Axe, Ph.D., BCBA-D (Associate Professor of Education and Behavior Analysis and Director of the Special Education Program at Simmons University), "Behavior Analytic Staff Training: Challenges and Strategies."
  • Maureen Crawford-Hentz (Vice-President, Human Resources, A.W. Chesterton Company), “Reducing YOUR Hiring Barriers: Job Application & Interviewing Skills for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum."

Spring 2019 Expert Speaker Series:

  • Richard K. Fleming, Ph.D. (Professor, UMass Boston), "Behavioral Research on Obesity, Physical Activity, and Oral Health with Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disability, and a Call for Multidisciplinary Teamwork."
  • Sarabeth Broder-Fingert, M.D., MPH (Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine), "Innovations to Reduce Disparities in Autism Care."
  • These events were co-sponsored by the Department of Developmental Services

Fall 2018 Expert Speaker Series:

  • Ray Cebula (Program Director of ytiONLINE), “Yes, your SSI kid CAN work!”
  • Maureen Crawford Hentz (Vice-President, Human Resources, A.W. Chesterton Company), “Tapping into a Rich Talent Pool: Employer Strategies for Reducing the Barriers to Employment for Candidates on the Autism Spectrum".
  • These events were co-sponsored by the Department of Developmental Services

Spring 2018 Expert Speaker Series

  • Dr. Jean Frazier (UMass Medical School, Executive Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center), "Mental Health and Medical Challenges In Autism Spectrum Disorder."
  • Susan B. Woods, M.Ed. (Retired Associate Dean, Student Support Services, Middlesex Community College): "Transition to College: Preparing Students to Navigate the Post-Secondary Terrain."
  • Katherine Fox (Director of Training and Development, Vinfen): "Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction."
  • These events were co-sponsored by the Department of Developmental Services.

Fall 2017 Expert Speaker Series

  • Massachusetts Sibling Support Network, "How to effectively advocate for an adult sibling with disabilities"
  • Matthew Goodwin, Ph.D., “Use of Technology to Support those with ASD”
  • These events were co-sponsored by the Department of Developmental Services

Spring 2017 Expert Speaker Series

  • Fred Volkmar, M.D., "Changing Perspectives on Outcome in Autism Spectrum Disorders"
  • Kathy Kelly, "Planning a Life for those with autism spectrum disorder"
  • These events were co-sponsored by the Department of Developmental Services.

Fall 2016: The Center sponsored UMass Lowell's Disability Studies conference

This conference focused on research being done at UMass Lowell in the field of disability by faculty and students across the campus. The keynote speaker was State Rep. Tom Sannicandro who discussed disability law and public policy. Faculty presentations included:

  • "Even after Flint: Belief’s about autism and its causes in a nationally representative sample," Doreen Arcus. UMass Lowell Department of Psychology
  • "Labor market liberalization and successful return to work for Italian injured workers," Monica Galizzi (1), Roberto Leombruni (2), & Lia Pacelli (1). 1 Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts Lowell; 2 Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Torino, Italy
  • "The effects of function-based classwide interventions on student behavior: Investigations in urban settings," John McKenna. UMass Lowell Graduate School of Education
  • "Parental mediation in the improvement of narrative skills of individuals with autism spectrum disorder," Allyssa McCabe. UMass Lowell Department of Psychology

Eighteen UMass Lowell undergraduate and graduate students presented their work during the poster session.

This event was co-sponsored by the Department of Developmental Services.

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