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Massachusetts Father to Walk Across America to Benefit Children with Autism

2023-02-01T10:11:19-05:00February 1st, 2023|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , |

On January 31, 2023, Mike McKenna embarked on a four-month walk across the United States to increase awareness of autism and raise funds for The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a leader in autism education and research, where his son Michael has been a student for 17 years.

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Rebecca Van Valkenburgh

2023-01-05T09:59:58-05:00January 5th, 2023|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , |

Rebecca Van Valkenburgh, a residential coordinator for The New England Center for Children’s (NECC) Saddle Hill Road residence, is in her fourth year working for NECC. She was nominated by a colleague because she “goes above and beyond to advocate for both staff and students on Saddle Hill Road."


2022-12-22T11:14:25-05:00December 22nd, 2022|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , |

Julie LeBlanc, vocational specialist for NECC, was nominated by a colleague because she “goes above and beyond to ensure our students have access to meaningful vocational opportunities and are making progress. She is so thoughtful and really tailors things to each individual student's needs and abilities.”

In the News: Westfield Special Education Team Shares Success with ACE®

2023-03-09T10:12:13-05:00December 20th, 2022|Categories: In the Media, News from NECC|Tags: , , |

During a December 5 school committee meeting, officials from the special education department in the Westfield Public Schools shared an update on how the staffing shortage has created challenges for the district in delivering special education services, and how the ACE® ABA Software System has helped assuage them.

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