The New England Center for Children and the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) have agreed to extend NECC’s contract for management of the Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Special Education operated by The New England Center for Children, a school and research center for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The school
In June, Chief Development Officer and NECC Parent, Jared Bouzan, was recently featured on Comcast Newsmakers. He spoke with Jenny Johnson about NECC's programs and services, including the ACE -Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia, as well as NECC's impact on families both locally and around the globe. Watch the video below.
Applied Research Presented in Conjunction with the Simmons College On-site Graduate Training Program
Thirty research posters and four talks were presented in the John and Diane Kim Autism Institute on Thursday, July 12, covering topics such as “A Method for Establishing Conditioned Reinforcers,” “Effects of Response Interruption and Redirection on Stereotypy,” “Evaluating the Effects of Matrix Training on Play Skills,” and “The Effects of Matrix Training on Generalization
The New England Center for Children (NECC) just released the latest research newsletter, News and Notes About Scientific Research on ASD and Other Developmental and Behavioral Disorders which can be found at the following link: Spring Research News and Notes The purpose of this newsletter is to provide information to families, practitioners, and researchers in
NECC Celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month with 20 Years of Dental Health Education and Desensitization for Children with Autism
The New England Center for Children celebrated National Children’s Dental Health Month in February with its Improving Oral Hygiene program to provide dental services and desensitize children with autism to the dental office experience. This year marks the 20th anniversary of this innovative dental program that has helped hundreds of children and teenagers with autism.
Dr. Becky MacDonald, Senior Program Director, and Susan Langer, Chief Program Officer, recently published Teaching Essential Discrimination Skills to Children with Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents and Educators. Discrimination skills enable us to tell one object from another, understand that different things have different names, and use those names to perform a wide range
Research News -News and Notes About Scientific Research on ASD and Other Developmental and Behavioral Disorders - is edited by Bill Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA and Eileen Roscoe, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA. It provides information about current research being conducted on autism generally and at NECC specifically, and includes articles on current scientific research on autism and other intellectual disabilities being
NECC Showcases History/International Presence as it Receives Award for International Dissemination of Behavior Analysis
On Saturday, May 27, NECC staff and executives joined thousands of attendees at the 43rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, where CEO and Founder, Vincent Strully, Jr., accepted the prestigious SABA Award for International Dissemination of Behavior Analysis. NECC is one of only two organizations to receive the award in its
NECC to Present 38 Research Papers, Workshops, Symposia, and Posters at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention
From May 25-29, NECC staff will present a significant number of research studies, symposia, workshops, and posters. The presentations will take place at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention in Denver, CO. Ahearn, W.H. (May 2017). Advancements in teaching play skills to children with autism spectrum disorder. Symposium to be discussed at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver,
NECC is presenting research at the 2017 APBA Convention in New Orleans, LA, on March 23-24. The Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) is a premier industry group for the advancement of applied behavior analysis (ABA). The following presentations will be given by NECC staff. Session times and locations are available in the APBA Convention program