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Public School Services Department Adapts and Succeeds During Period of Remote Learning

2020-05-21T11:26:51-04:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|

As a Lead Teacher in NECC’s Public School Services (PSS) department, Amanda Ziino MSEd, has been presented with a unique challenge because of the Coronavirus pandemic. While her role with PSS typically involves working in one of NECC’s partner classrooms, the physical separation caused by social-distancing regulations has made the relationship-management aspect of her job

NECC Student Preparing for 5K Walk/Run for Autism

2020-04-29T09:28:50-04:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|

Like his friend Charlie, Connor is a residential student at The New England Center for Children who will be participating in the upcoming virtual 5K Walk/Run for Autism presented by Avidia Bank on May 9. While Connor has been undergoing a similar training regimen to Charlie, he is running for a slightly different reason. Whereas

NECC Recognized by Equal Opportunity Employment Journal

2020-04-23T13:56:00-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , |

The New England Center for Children was endorsed by EOE Journal, a national equal opportunity advocacy media outlet. This endorsement is significant as NECC continues to foster a diverse, welcoming community. This community extends beyond the staff and teachers, to include the students, their families and donors. “As an agency, we benefit from the varied perspectives that come with a more diverse

NECC Student Looks Forward to NECC 5K Walk/Run for Autism

2020-04-18T10:33:24-04:00April 18th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|

For NECC students like Charlie, the 5K Walk/Run for Autism presented by Avidia Bank is a big day. Not only does it represent the type of inclusion and community that makes NECC a truly special place, but it also provides him a chance to accomplish a goal. This year, that goal is to break his

Hannah’s Essay: An Inside Perspective on the Toll of COVID-19

2020-04-09T17:43:35-04:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|

Pandemic. Crisis. Disaster. These words dance across the TV screen all day. Gently, it stinks. I’ve tried to sugar coat it to keep myself sane: “people are reconnecting with nature”, “people are being forced to slow down”, “all of those meetings really could have been emails”.

Jessica Sassi Interviewed by Boston 25 News

2020-03-23T16:59:54-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: In the Media, News from NECC|Tags: , |

The New England Center for Children's Clinical Director Jessica Sassi, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA, joined Boston 25 News' Heather Hegedus to speak about the impact that the COVID-19 situation is having on children with autism. In this informative interview, Sassi spoke about challenges that parents of children with autism may face, as well as strategies to

NECC Embraces International Women’s Day

2020-03-06T16:15:12-05:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , |

For more than forty years, The New England Center for Children (NECC) has not only been leading the way in autism research and education, but also in establishing a culture of work-life balance that supports women and men throughout their careers. NECC’s support system for young teachers includes extensive training, robust professional development offerings, onsite

Study Confirms that the Origin of Autism is Likely Genetic

2020-01-14T09:08:26-05:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , |

by Bill Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA Director of Research, NECC Despite the ardent beliefs of many people that autism has a solely environmental cause such as vaccines, it has long been known that there is strong scientific evidence that autism has genetic origins. Early studies of twins suggested this may be the case and, more