Opening Doors for Children and Families with Autism

Welcome to The New England Center for Children (NECC®), a school for children with autism located 20 miles west of Boston in Southborough, Massachusetts. We transform the lives of children with autism worldwide through education, research, and technology.

Work at NECC

There is perhaps no greater feeling of accomplishment that any individual can experience than the knowledge that they’ve made a truly positive difference in the life of another person.

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Latest News

  • NECC Recognizes May Employees of the Month
    May 24, 2017
    The New England Center for Children® recognizes the following employees for their outstanding work. Congratulations to our May Employees of the Month! Alyssa Unumb Duncan, Level 2 Teacher Alyssa started…

  • NECC Chosen by Staples Foundation to Receive Grant
    May 23, 2017
      The New England Center for Children received a technology grant from the Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., through a program called 2 Million & Change…

Events

May
25
Thu
ABAI Research Presentations @ Colorado Convention Center
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – May 29 @ 9:00 pm

The New England Center for Children’s research team will present 38 presentations, workshops, symposia and papers at the 2017 ABAI Convention in Denver, CO, May 25- 29.

  • Ahearn, W.H. (May 2017). Advancements in teaching play skills to children with autism spectrum disorder. Symposium to be discussed at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Baker, R., James, K., Dickie, D., Karsina, A.J., & Eckerman, D.A.A. (May 2017). Applying the CM paradigm to children’s problem behavior using multiple-schedule and successive-conditions designs. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Berkman, S., Roscoe, E.M., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). Comparing procedures for training staff to create single-subject design graphs using GraphPad Prism. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Bonfonte, S., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). Comparing the relative efficacy of tokens and backup reinforcers. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). The Matching Law: Alive and kicking. Symposium to be discussed at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Carey, M.K., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). Effects of delay on token reinforcement. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Collins, T., & Graff, R.B. (May 2017). Effects of differential consequences on preference assessment outcomes. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Coon, M.L., Bourret, J.C., Bonfonte, S., Carey, M.K., Jackson, J., & Stine, J.M. (May 2017). Methodology for testing whether tokens function as reinforcers. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Courtmanche, A., & Thomason-Sassi, J.L. (May 2017). Increasing behavioral persistence in the context of treatment integrity failures. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Craddock, L.A., Bonfonte, S., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). A large N descriptive assessment of token systems. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Dickson, C.A. (May 2017). An evaluation of basic and applied procedural modifications to enhance stimulus control. Symposium to be discussed at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Fleck, C.R., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). On the evolution of Skinner’s definition of verbal behavior. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Fredericks, D., Roscoe, E.M., & Marra, J. (May 2017). Negative reinforcer value manipulations for treating escape-maintained problem behavior. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Gauthier, K., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2017). An evaluation of varying integrity of implementation of response interruption and redirection on vocal stereotypy. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Graff, R.B. (May 2017). Technological advancements in stimulus preference assessments in individuals with autism. Symposium to be discussed at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Holohan, B.R., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2017). Training therapists and parents to implement joint attention procedures. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Jackson, J., Bourret, J.C., & Craddock, L.A. (May 2017). Effects of standardizing the k parameter in the exponential model of demand. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Janetzke, S., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). Comparison of paired stimulus preference assessment and progressive ratio outcomes. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Lloveras, L., Bourret, J.C., & Jackson, J. (May 2017). A qualitative comparison of quantitative models of economic demand. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2017). Catchen’ ‘em early: Does it really matter? Symposium to be discussed at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • MacDonald, R.P.F., Peterson, P.N., Holohan, B.R., & Walker, C. (May 2017). Establishing social repertoires in toddlers with autism: The nuts and bolts of teaching. Workshop to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Maley, A., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). An analysis of academic work completion during psychotropic medication titrations in individuals diagnosed with ASD. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Noyes, B., &Ahearn, W.H. (May 2017). Treatment of anxiety in individuals with autism. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Nuzzolilli, A., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). The effects of qualitative reinforcement schedule transitions on pausing and response rate. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Parry-Cruwys, D.C. (May 2017). Establishing social repertoires in children with autism: Joint attention, social referencing and social conversation skills. Symposium to be chaired at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Parry-Cruwys, D.C., MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2017). Outcomes and patterns of learning for toddlers with ASD. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Pendharkar, T., Bourret, J.C., Nuzzolilli, A., & Upshaw, S. (May 2017). Saving the best for last in MSWO preference assessments. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Quiroz, L., MacDonald, J., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2017). Assessing observational learning with video models in children diagnosed with autism. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Steinhauser, H. (May 2017). Examining response interruption and redirection methods. Symposium to be chaired at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Steinhauser, H., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2017). An evaluation of procedural components of response interruption and redirection. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Stine, J., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). Evaluation of a visual imagining procedure to teach remembering to adolescents with ASD. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Stuesser, H., & Roscoe, E.M. (May 2017). Increasing medical adherence for individuals with autism. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Upshaw, S., Carey, M.K., & Bourret, J.C. May 2017). Assessment of presession exposure on token reinforcement during response. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Walker, C., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2017). Teaching social referencing to toddlers with autism. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Ward, S., Hanley, G.P., Warner, C., & Gage, E. (May 2017). Shaping a functional communication repertoire. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Warner, C., Hanley, G.P., Ghaemmaghami, M., Landa, R.K, & Slaton, J. (May 2017). An evaluation of a progressive extinction to assess response class membership of multiple topographies of problem behavior. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Weiss, J.S., & LeBlanc, J. (May 2017). From the classroom to the workforce: Teaching vocational skills to individuals with an autism spectrum disorder. Workshop to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Wiggins, H., & Livingston, C. (May 2017). Evaluation of a performance feedback system for increasing therapist productivity. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

 

Jun
5
Mon
20th Annual Carlos Placido – Dunkin’ Donuts Golf Classic @ Franklin Country Club
Jun 5 @ 10:30 am

In 2016 this golf classic raised more than $200,000 for the children at The New England Center for Children!

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May 27, 2017

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Congratulations NECC! Today, CEO and Founder Vincent Strully, Jr. accepted the SABA Award for International Dissemination of Behavior Analysis on behalf of NECC.
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Today we accepted the SABA Award for International Dissemination of Behavior Analysis at Association for Behavior Analysis International®'s Convention. Joining me on stage were Amber Mandler, Sharifa...

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The ACE Curriculum

The ACE is the premier educational system for learners with autism. Our educational package provides BCBAs and Special Educators the ability to assess, teach and evaluate progress using evidence based procedures.

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The Public School Services Department extends NECC's knowledge and expertise to over 1000 students in public schools and private agencies across the country.

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Parent Education Series

NECC® offers a series of informational sessions for family members of children with autism. Presentations are open to the public.

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Our admissions process is designed to be informative for parents/legal guardians while providing the information necessary to determine if the child should be placed at NECC.

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