Ellen Harper is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) for The New England Center for Children’s Higley Road and Westborough 1 residences as well as for some students living on Parker Road and Apartment 2 of ITT. She joined NECC in June 2019 after spending the fall of 2018 as an SLP intern. A colleague nominated Harper
Hailey Tomlin-Boyd is level one teacher on The New England Center for Children’s Newcastle Road residence team. A colleague nominated Tomlin-Boyd because she “works tirelessly behind the scenes to organize our residence and keep it super clean,” and “has the most caring and compassionate way with not only our students but all the students she works
In the last two years, the pandemic has had an adverse effect on special education services, especially those for children with autism. Jennifer Loring, a consulting specialist for The New England Center for Children, has seen the toll it has taken on the organization and her students firsthand. This inspired her to channel her love
Mariia Beha, a level 2 teacher, has worked at The New England Center for Children’s Westborough 2 residence for the past two years. A colleague nominated Mariia because she is an “outstanding teacher who is kind and welcoming to everyone at West 2.
Kara Dicruttalo, a level 2 teacher, has worked at NECC’s Higley Road residence for the past two and a half years. A colleague nominated Kara because she is a “passionate, helpful and dedicated teacher” who “constantly encourages her students to try their hardest and always celebrates their accomplishments.”
On Monday, January 17, we celebrate the life, legacy, and service of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This day has also been observed as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.
Meaghan Letson, an IIP Day Coordinator, was nominated for being “an admirable staff advocate by always making sure each staff on her team feels heard,” as well as advocating for the overall student, ensuring they are successful academically as well as in all other areas.
Elizabeth Rubin, a social worker and recruiter based in New York City, is the mother of a student in The New England Center for Children’s residential program. She shares the journey that has taken her and her son to NECC, and his teachers inspired her to pursue a BCBA certification.
William Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA, director of research at NECC, has been sharing research with the greater autism community for more than 20 years. Most recently, he presented his research regarding evidenced-based and best practices in autism treatment.