NECC's Autism Research Program
Research conducted at NECC covers a wide range of topics, including reinforcement, stereotypic behavior, discrimination learning, stimulus equivalence, choice and preference, social skills, symbol-based communication, treatment integrity, early intervention, and much more.
Many of our research projects are conducted in controlled settings, while other studies take place within the classroom, the residences, or at worksites. And, while much of NECC's research is conducted independently, we also work closely with some of the most prominent researchers and clinicians in our field.
While we share our research findings with colleagues through conference presentations and publications in peer-reviewed journals, our primary purpose for conducting research here at NECC is to ensure that we are providing our students with the best practices available for teaching skills and managing challenging behavior toward the goal of maximizing the independence of every individual.