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Looking Back on 45 Years of Growth and Expansion at NECC

2020-08-06T12:55:19-04:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , , , , |

Since its founding on August 11, 1975, The New England Center for Children (then the Efficacy Research Institute) has been a pioneer in autism treatment. While the increase in the number of students served through home-based, day, and residential programs, as well as partner classrooms in public school systems, consulting services, and the ACE® ABA

NECC Publishes Summer 2020 Research Newsletter

2020-07-29T10:27:01-04:00July 30th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , , , |

In the latest issue of our Research newsletter, NECC Director of Research Bill Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA, writes about new research on familial risk for autism and Director of Behavior Analytic Research Eileen Roscoe, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA, details NECC's work with increasing varied play behavior in children with autism. Additionally, we feature some of NECC

NECC Student Excels in the Office

2020-07-23T13:55:13-04:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , |

For students at The New England Center for Children, education is not limited to the classroom. From working on motor skills with the Adapted Physical Education, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy department, to completing art projects both in the Dillon Arledge Student Center and at home, learning is a constant process. A crucial part of

Massachusetts Governor Announces Financial Support for Special Needs Schools

2020-07-13T15:19:19-04:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , |

The New England Center for Children Hosted a Press Conferece for Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, and Secretary Sudders as They Announced a Commitment of Resources to Defray COVID-19 Costs Southborough, Mass. – July 13, 2020 – The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a world-class autism education and research center in Southborough,

The New England Center for Children Wins Boston Parents Paper Family Favorite Award

2020-07-13T15:08:52-04:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , , |

NECC Honored as Family Favorite for Special Needs Preschool Southborough, Mass. – July 9, 2020 – The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in education and research for children with autism, was recently named the Family Favorite for Special Needs Preschool by Boston Parents Paper. “NECC is honored to be chosen by Massachusetts

APE, OT, PT Department Leans on Expertise Throughout Remote Learning Period

2020-06-29T15:36:58-04:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|

When Phil Leonard MS, Assistant Director of NECC’s Adapted Physical Education, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy department (APE, OT, PT), describes his department’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, there is a hint of pride in his voice. The last few months, filled with uncertainty because of remote learning, have been understandably challenging, but the department’s

NECC Music Teacher Stresses Accessibility During Remote Learning

2020-06-18T14:24:28-04:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|

While music teacher Nadia Castagna, BS MMEd, has been with The New England Center for Children for almost two years, nothing in that time could have prepared her for the challenges of remote learning. However, despite some obstacles, Castagna is yet another example of an educator using creativity to work with students effectively through this

NECC Associate Clinical Director Recognized by ABAI

2020-06-11T13:48:18-04:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|

NECC Associate Clinical Director Jason Bourret, Ph.D., BCBA-D, was named the 2020 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Verbal Behavior Award presented by the Verbal Behavior Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). Bourret was awarded this at the 46th ABAI Conference, held May 21-25, 2020. This year’s conference, which brought

NECC’s ACE ABA Software System Offers New Health and Safety Lessons

2020-06-04T08:52:14-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|

While the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic affect all students, for those with autism, the break from routine and normalcy can be especially disruptive. Autism educators, from NECC staff to BCBAs at private and public schools around the world, are now faced with new challenges. During this time of social distancing and school closures, they