UMass Medical Center (Shriver Center)
To help with early intervention, the Shriver Center team of national experts in the fields of autism, applied behavior analysis, psychological sciences, and instructional technology work together, and with NIH grant support, have developed a number of innovative courses for parents and professionals. These courses are distributed through an online portal called UDiscovering. Developed by the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Shriver Center, UDiscovering offers a new line of online training tools, products, and services to help families and professionals touched by or working in the fields of autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Shriver Center is a nationally and internationally recognized research, education, and public service center dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Established 30 years ago, it became a part of UMass Medical School in 2000. The Center offers a wide range of resources:
Helping the public understand and ameliorate the challenges faced by those with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities
Training professionals and leaders in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field
Promoting efforts to enhance the health, safety, and quality of life of individuals with disabilities and their families
Offering a series of disability related products, starting with Discovering Behavioral Intervention: A Parent's Interactive Guide to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).