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NECC in The New York Times

On Sunday, April 15, Jeanine Lazili was featured in an interview in the Sunday edition of The New York Times. Jeanine started her education at NECC in 1987. With the support of her teachers and family, along with our vocational training program, Jeanine made great progress, and today works full time at Sun Life Financial. Sun […]

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NECC Celebrates Autism Awareness Month with Focus on Vocational Skills Development

With a focus this year on vocational skills development for teenagers with autism, NECC will join the Light It Up Blue campaign in both its Massachusetts and Abu Dhabi, UAE, locations. Other activities include an NECC Employer Appreciation Breakfast, “Test Your Autism Awareness” educational quiz, Team NECC’s participation in the Boston Marathon, and promotion of […]

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NECC Announces ABAplus, Professional Online Learning Platform for RBT and ABA Training

The New England Center for Children announced the availability of ABAplus, a new online learning program for professionals based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). ABAplus is a self-paced, modular learning program to train staff and educators in the treatment of individuals with cognitive and behavioral learning differences. “ABAplus is based on NECC’s 40-plus […]

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NECC Celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month with 20 Years of Dental Health Education and Desensitization for Children with Autism

The New England Center for Children celebrated National Children’s Dental Health Month in February with its Improving Oral Hygiene program to provide dental services and desensitize children with autism to the dental office experience. This year marks the 20th anniversary of this innovative dental program that has helped hundreds of children and teenagers with autism. […]

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Former employee highlights time at NECC

Mary-Kate, a long-time employee at NECC, recently left to pursue opportunities in her hometown. She wrote this touching post about her experience here. We are confident Mary-Kate will have great success in her future position. Good luck Mary-Kate!  “We are headed to our hometown of Birmingham to pursue career opportunities and be closer to family. […]

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NECC Staff Publish Guide for Parents and Educators

Dr. Becky MacDonald, Senior Program Director, and Susan Langer, Chief Program Officer, recently published Teaching Essential Discrimination Skills to Children with Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents and Educators.  Discrimination skills enable us to tell one object from another, understand that different things have different names, and use those names to perform a wide range […]

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2017 Children of Promise Gala a Blockbuster Success

The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in education and research for children with autism, announced today a record-breaking Children of Promise Gala for 2017. Held on November 17 at Boston’s InterContinental Hotel, 477 business leaders, philanthropists, and NECC supporters enjoyed an evening of music, awards, auctions, and stories of inspiration. The […]

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RoseAnn Lovely honored for Inspirational Leadership

The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in education for children with autism, announced today that RoseAnn Lovely was honored for Inspirational Leadership at the annual Children of Promise Gala held on November 17 at the InterContinental in Boston. The Gala, hosted by KISS 108’s Billy Costa, had more than 480 guests, […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts honored as NECC’s 2017 Community Autism Champion

Dunkin’ Donuts was recently honored with The New England Center for Children’s Community Autism Champion Award at the annual Children of Promise Gala on November 17 at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston for their commitment to fund raising for autism education. Dunkin’ Donuts is a long-time fund-raising partner in the Carlos Placido-Dunkin’ Donuts Golf Classic, an […]

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Katherine Foster honored for Inspirational Leadership

The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in education for children with autism, announced today that Kathy Foster was honored for Inspirational Leadership at an awards ceremony at the annual Children of Gala fundraiser held on November 17 in Boston. Ms. Foster, a resident of North Easton, has served at NECC for […]

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