NECC Teacher Conducts Stereotypy Research

2021-03-24T12:17:40-04:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , |

Julia Touhey, MS, BCBA, LABA is a teacher in the day school at The New England Center for Children® (NECC®). While earning her master’s in applied behavior analysis, Touhey conducted research into reducing stereotypy in children with autism. NECC Director of Research, Bill Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA advised on the project. Learn more about this

NECC Publishes Winter 2021 Edition of Research News

2021-02-23T13:27:20-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , , , |

The New England Center for Children is proud to present the Winter 2021 edition of Research. This edition of the newsletter features articles from editors Bill Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA and Eileen Roscoe, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA, as well as spotlights on different individuals who have conducted research at NECC. To learn

Research Highlight: Stefanie Upshaw, MS, BCBA, LABA

2021-01-20T13:59:38-05:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , , , |

Stefanie Upshaw, MS, MCBA, LABA has been a teacher at The New England Center for Children (NECC) for nearly ten years. After graduating from the University of Florida in 2011 with a degree in psychology, she joined Team NECC as a teacher. She was drawn to NECC because of its reputation for providing world-class treatment

Looking Back on 45 Years of Growth and Expansion at NECC

2020-08-06T12:55:19-04:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , , , , |

Since its founding on August 11, 1975, The New England Center for Children (then the Efficacy Research Institute) has been a pioneer in autism treatment. While the increase in the number of students served through home-based, day, and residential programs, as well as partner classrooms in public school systems, consulting services, and the ACE® ABA

NECC Publishes Summer 2020 Research Newsletter

2020-07-29T10:27:01-04:00July 30th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , , , |

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

Study Confirms that the Origin of Autism is Likely Genetic

2020-01-14T09:08:26-05:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , |

by Bill Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA Director of Research, NECC Despite the ardent beliefs of many people that autism has a solely environmental cause such as vaccines, it has long been known that there is strong scientific evidence that autism has genetic origins. Early studies of twins suggested this may be the case and, more

NECC Hosts Legislators’ Day to Raise Awareness of Private Special Education Schools

2020-01-08T11:41:06-05:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Press Release|Tags: , , , , , |

Six Mass. State Representatives Meet with Staff, Teachers, Students; Gain Insights and Understanding of Chapter 766 Schools; Explore Issues Facing Children with Autism Southborough, Mass. – Jan. 7, 2020 – The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in education and research for children with autism, announced today a successful Legislators’ Day on

NECC’s International Presence Highlighted in Worcester Business Journal

2019-12-02T07:48:04-05:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: In the Media|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Worcester Business Journal features NECC's global expansion, including the opening of a new school for children with autism in Lebanon. Read the article....

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