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
Each year, ABAI holds its international conference that brings together the world’s top ABA researchers. This May, the 48th annual ABAI conference was held in Boston, where more than two dozen NECC researchers and staff shared findings from ongoing research projects at NECC.
Rebecca MacDonald, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA, a licensed clinical psychologist and program director and director of the Infant Sibling Research Project at NECC, was invited to present in Iceland at the Annual Meeting for Behavior Analysts (IceABA) In November 2021.
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
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
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
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
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
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