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

Jessica Sassi Interviewed by Boston 25 News

2020-12-18T13:11:27-05:00December 18th, 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 Highlights COVID Response

2020-12-16T15:23:33-05:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: |

 The New England Center for Children (NECC) is proud of the work we do to help children with autism learn and grow. Never has that work been more important, or more challenging, than during the COVID-19 pandemic.    Between March 16 and June 30, 2020, NECC incurred significant costs related to COVID response measures, in order

NECC Celebrates Giving Tuesday

2020-12-03T11:07:38-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|

While Giving Tuesday traditionally celebrates philanthropy and encourages individuals to help support charities, this year, The New England Center for Children approached the day slightly differently. Given how challenging the last year has been, instead of asking for continued financial support, NECC just wants to thank its network of friends, families, and corporate partners who

NECC Unveils New Mission and Vision Statements

2020-11-24T09:17:17-05:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|

On Friday, November 20, the Board of Directors of The New England Center for Children ® (NECC®) released new mission and vision statements for the organization. The updated statements are part of the new Strategic Plan that defined goals and objectives for the next six years. The statements themselves reflect NECC’s purpose and act as guiding

Scholastic Book Fair Makes (Virtual) Return on November 27

2020-11-25T09:02:04-05:00November 22nd, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|

Each year, The New England Center for Children’s Academic Department holds a Scholastic Book Fair benefitting NECC. This year, the book fair will be held virtually at from November 27-December 10. Proceeds from the book fair benefit NECC’s Student Library, Teacher Resource Room, and academic classroom materials. Because this year’s fair is entirely online,

NECC Values Long-Lasting Partnership with Sun Life

2021-02-16T14:41:05-05:00November 6th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , |

While much of The New England Center for Children’s (NECC) educational programming revolves around helping students learn daily skills and achieve academic objectives, a student’s vocational education is also paramount to their growth and development. Led by Julie Weiss, MSEd, BCBA, LABA, NECC’s Vocational Services program provides students with the opportunity to develop on-the-job skills,

Downey Family Continues to Impact NECC

2020-10-29T12:47:18-04:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|

The Downey family has had (and continues to have) a significant impact on the development and growth of the New England Center for Children. For 35 years, Michael F. Downey provided financial strategy and guidance that fueled incredible growth for NECC both domestically and internationally. Mike was the Center’s accountant from 1978-1997 when he was

Children of Promise Golf Invitational Brings Together NECC Community

2020-10-21T08:27:35-04:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|

This past Monday, October 19, members of the NECC community gathered at Wellesley Country Club for a socially-distanced golf tournament at the first ever Children of Promise Golf Invitational. Fifty-four players lucked out with warm and sunny skies, a beautiful golf course, and delicious food and drinks while raising money ahead of the virtual Children

NECC Participates in Virtual BABAT Conference

2020-10-13T17:24:39-04:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , , , |

On Friday, October 9, The New England Center for Children’s (NECC) Eileen Roscoe, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA, presented at the 41st Annual Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT) Conference. The Conference, which brings together behavior analysts from across Massachusetts, was held entirely virtually this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Roscoe, the Director

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