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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....

NECC Infant Sibling Project Seeks to Improve Early Identification and Treatment of Autism in Infants

2019-08-06T18:04:52-04:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: |

The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in autism education and research for children with autism, announced the Infant Sibling Project, a research study to identify early signs of autism in infant siblings of children with autism and to develop interventional treatments. Led by Dr. Becky MacDonald, the Infant Sibling Project seeks