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 bachelor’s degree in biology in the spring of 2010, Stacy joined NECC as a level 1 teacher, eager to learn more about applied behavior analysis and its impact on children with autism.  

Six years and a Western New England University graduate degree later, Warner left NECC as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a dream of making a difference outside the scope of the school. So, after spending college and her early professional years in New England, Warner packed up and moved to New York and continued to advance her career in ABA.  

After spending two and a half years working in Brooklyn for a homebased agency, Stacy transitioned into her current role in the spring of 2019.  

Today, Stacy is a Senior Behavior Analyst at ELIJA Transition Programs and Services (ELIJA TPS) on Long Island. ELIJA TPS is an adult-program that provides multiyear, comprehensive scientifically-driven curriculum to adults with autism. The program supports these individuals throughout their lives and emphasizes vocational skills, life skills, cognitive and social skills, and community integration. The ultimate goal of this curriculum is to help prepare and support them to live and work as independently as possible. About her work with ELIJA TPS, and what makes it unique, Stacy says, “A lot of adult programs don’t use ABA. For me, helping them become independent in society, teaching them vocational skills, watching them land jobs and be successful is rewarding.” 

About The New England Center for Children

The New England Center for Children® (NECC®) is an award-winning autism education center and research institute. Committed to creating a world where autism is not a barrier to happiness, growth, and independence, our community of teachers, researchers, and clinicians provide comprehensive services including home-based, day, and residential programs, partner classrooms in public school systems, consulting services, and the ACE® ABA Software System (www.acenecc.org).

We are committed to creating an equitable workplace for our diverse team and providing industry-leading staff professional development opportunities, specifically with our on-campus graduate degree partnership programs. The result is a growing pool of autism educators and researchers that impact the lives of children with autism both at NECC and around the world. The New England Center for Children is based in Southborough, MA, and operates a center in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Learn more at www.necc.org.