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NECC Team Piloting Lessons on Differences and Acceptance

2021-04-13T14:31:51-04:00April 13th, 2021|Categories: News from NECC|

Every day, students and teachers at The New England Center for Children® (NECC®) do amazing work. Whether working on academics, job training, physical fitness, or the many other skills that school helps them with, every second of every day is spent learning and growing. Recently, one residential team, led by program specialist, Stephanie Bonfonte, MS, BCBA,

NECC Employee Story: Kim Michel

2021-04-13T09:53:56-04:00April 13th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Kim Michel started at NECC in 2012 and worked on many residential teams to begin her career here. After 8 years, Kim was ready for a change and applied to the Administration Coordinator position.  Kim accepted the position in April 2020 and moved officially to Administration in August.  Kim currently supervises the student records department

The New England Center For Children Celebrates Autism Awareness Month

2021-04-01T08:06:21-04:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In Time of Covid-19, Awareness and Acceptance of Autism is Critical for Underserved and Vulnerable Population Southborough, Mass. – March 29, 2021– The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in education and research for children with autism, announced today that it will join in the nationwide celebration of Autism Awareness Month this

NECC Staff Alumna Profile: Stacy Warner, BCBA, LBA

2021-04-01T07:44:37-04:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: News from NECC|

Like so many of our staff alumni, Stacy Warner came to The New England Center for Children (NECC) as a novice in the behavior analysis and special education fields, but left a seasoned expert in both. Stacy first heard about NECC while an undergrad at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire. After graduating with a

NECC Teacher Conducts Stereotypy Research

2021-03-24T12:17:40-04:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , |

Julia Touhey, MS, BCBA, LABA is a teacher in the day school at The New England Center for Children® (NECC®). While earning her master’s in applied behavior analysis, Touhey conducted research into reducing stereotypy in children with autism. NECC Director of Research, Bill Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA advised on the project. Learn more about this

NECC Partners with Special Olympics Massachusetts for Basketball Skills Challenge

2021-03-11T15:57:27-05:00March 11th, 2021|Categories: News from NECC|

Marvin, a residential student, participating in the Basketball Skills Challenge Each month, NECC’s Adapted Physical Education, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy (APE, OT, PT) department provides a special activity to students during physical education class. This month, in partnership with Special Olympics Massachusetts, students will participate in a virtual basketball skills challenge. The

NECC Now Podcast Episode 5- Palmer’s Analysis of the Concept of the Response Class (Part 1)

2021-03-26T13:56:40-04:00March 6th, 2021|Categories: NECC Now Podcasts|

On this episode of the NECC Now Podcast,Dave Palmer, Jon Pinkston, Jason Bourret, and Western New England University graduate students continue the discussion of how response classes operate and how we might optimally speak of them. We discuss several examples and flesh out implications. As usual, Dave appears to be correct. Dave Palmer is a Professor

NECC Staff Alumnus Atli Magnusson Transforming Special Education in Iceland

2021-03-03T11:42:14-05:00March 3rd, 2021|Categories: News from NECC|

For many staff alumni from The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), their career goals reach beyond being an educator. They strive to be leaders in the fields of autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), overseeing Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and opening their own programs to help children with autism in underserved areas. While

Celebrating Women’s History Month at NECC

2021-03-02T08:44:18-05:00March 2nd, 2021|Categories: News from NECC|

A Message from the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force: Since 1987, March has been designated as Women’s History Month in the United States. It is a time not just to study the vital impact that women have made on the course of history, but to celebrate their accomplishments in a variety of fields.

NECC Publishes Winter 2021 Edition of Research News

2021-02-23T13:27:20-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , , , |

The New England Center for Children is proud to present the Winter 2021 edition of Research. This edition of the newsletter features articles from editors Bill Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA and Eileen Roscoe, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA, as well as spotlights on different individuals who have conducted research at NECC. To learn

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