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 of Behavior Analytic Research at NECC, gave a 50 minute talk on the Assessment and Treatment of Negatively Reinforced Problem Behavior. In addition to Roscoe’s presentation at the event, NECC and the Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia® (ACE®) Software System served as gold and platinum level sponsors, respectively.
In total, more than 180 NECC employees, as well as hundreds of other behavior analysts from around the state, attended this year’s conference. In listening to the different presentations throughout the day, the attendees gained valuable insight into different aspects of behavior analysis and earned Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for maintaining their certification and licensure in Behavior Analysis. NECC’s participation in the conference, as well as NECC Program Director, Stacie Bancroft’s role as BABAT President, demonstrates another way in which the Center is thought leader in the behavior analysis field. Also, by having a staff that is well-trained, well-versed in behavior analysis research, and engaged in actively trying to improve as behavior analysts, NECC continues to provide students with the best care and education possible.
About The New England Center for Children
The New England Center for Children® (NECC®) is an award-winning autism education center and research institute. Our community of teachers, researchers, and clinicians have transformed the lives of thousands of children with autism worldwide through education, research, and technology. The Center provides comprehensive services to maximize independence: home-based, day, and residential programs, partner classrooms in public school systems, consulting services, the ACE® ABA Software System (www.acenecc.org), teacher professional development, and research on educational best practices.
NECC is committed to staff professional development, partnering with local colleges to provide on-site graduate training and degrees at little to no cost to the NECC teacher. The result is a growing pool of exceptional teachers trained in best-in-class methodologies, whether they continue their careers at NECC or move on to public schools or private agencies. The New England Center for Children is based in Southborough, MA. Learn more at www.necc.org.