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 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 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

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

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

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