In the latest issue of our Research newsletter, NECC Director of Research Bill Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA, writes about new research on familial risk for autism and Director of Behavior Analytic Research Eileen Roscoe, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA, details NECC’s work with increasing varied play behavior in children with autism. Additionally, we feature some of NECC staff’s contributions to this year’s Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Convention and we share some exciting publication news from Pam Olsen, PhD, BCBA, Chief Program Officer at The New England Center for Children, Inc – Abu Dhabi.