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NECC Now Podcast Episode 4- Bourret, Palmer, and Pinkston on Reconceptualizing Motivating Operations (Part 3)

2021-03-26T13:03:59-04:00February 20th, 2021|Categories: NECC Now Podcasts|

In this episode of the NECC Now Podcast,Dave Palmer, Jon Pinkston, Jason Bourret, and WNEU graduate students discuss the final reply by Edwards et al. (2019) to the motivating operation discussion. Edwards et al. defend their arguments, we discuss and add our own interpretations. Dave Palmer is a Professor Emeritus at Smith College and WNEU faculty.

NECC Founder and CEO Featured in Boston Globe Letters to the Editor

2021-02-17T12:16:57-05:00February 17th, 2021|Categories: In the Media|Tags: , , , , , , |

On February 12, NECC Founder and CEO, Vincent Strully, Jr. was featured in the Boston Globe's Letters to the Editor section. In his letter, Strully lauded Governor Charlie Baker and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for enabling congregate-care facilities to receive the COVID-19 vaccine quickly. This allowed facilities like NECC, and other MAAPS schools, to safely

NECC Now Podcast Episode 3- Bourret and Palmer on Reconceptualizing Motivating Operations (Part 2)

2021-03-26T13:05:09-04:00February 13th, 2021|Categories: NECC Now Podcasts|

In this episode of the NECC Now Podcast, Dave Palmer, Jason Bourret, and Western New England University graduate students discuss a series of replies to the Edwards et al. (2019) paper. The response papers were written by eminent members of our field and cover a lot of ground. They discuss empirical work speaking to how the

Celebrating Black History Month at NECC

2021-03-02T08:47:12-05:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: News from NECC|

In the wake of this past year’s racial strife, there has perhaps never been a more important time to celebrate African Americans’ roles in United States history than now.  February is Black History Month, and in recognition, NECC encourages our community to celebrate the monumental accomplishments of African Americans throughout our history and reflect on issues of inequity that are still

NECC Staff Alumna Flies Through the World of Behavior Analysis

2021-02-02T15:13:10-05:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: News from NECC|

When Keira Moore arrived at NECC, she did not know what to expect. Still an undergraduate student at Hamilton College, she came to NECC with no background in the autism field, but eager to learn.  “My first day of my internship at NECC I was really nervous because I had never even met a child

NECC Now Podcast Episode 2- Bourret and Palmer on Reconceptualizing Motivating Operations (Part 1)

2021-03-26T13:06:05-04:00January 28th, 2021|Categories: NECC Now Podcasts|

On the second episode of the NECC Now Podcast, Dave Palmer, Jason Bourret, and Western New England graduate students discuss Edwards et al. (2019), a recent article in which a reconceptualization of the motivating operation concept is proposed. We talk about the defining features of the motivating operation concept, the proposed change, implications, and our read on the

Research Highlight: Stefanie Upshaw, MS, BCBA, LABA

2021-01-20T13:59:38-05:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , , , |

Stefanie Upshaw, MS, MCBA, LABA has been a teacher at The New England Center for Children (NECC) for nearly ten years. After graduating from the University of Florida in 2011 with a degree in psychology, she joined Team NECC as a teacher. She was drawn to NECC because of its reputation for providing world-class treatment

NECC Commences COVID-19 Vaccine Administration to Staff and Older Students

2021-01-15T08:58:30-05:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , |

More Than 900 to Receive Vaccine Over Next Three Days Southborough, Mass. – January 14, 2021 – The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in education and research for children with autism, announced today that they received and have begun administering the COVID-19 vaccine to direct-care staff and residential students over the age of

NECC Alumnus, Rajaraman Carries NECC’s Mission to his New Career

2021-01-14T11:57:12-05:00January 6th, 2021|Categories: News from NECC|

Like so many staff alumni from The New England Center for Children (NECC), Dithu Rajaraman, Ph.D., MSEd, BCBA, LABA, looks back on his time at NECC fondly. “If you asked me if I miss the direct-care aspect [of working at NECC], my answer is overwhelmingly yes,” he says. “I really miss working with clients.” While

NECC Family Uplifted By Compassion of Local Business

2020-12-23T10:39:45-05:00December 24th, 2020|Categories: In the Media|

Amanda Lussier, recently shared the story of taking her son, a NECC student, out to eat at a restaurant for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. In a challenging situation, the restaurant went above and beyond in showing compassion for Amanda and her son. Read the full story here. About The New

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