NECC has announced that Samantha Dykes and Lauren Rae were named the 2022 winners of the Myrna E. Libby Scholar Award, which honors one student enrolled in each of the onsite graduate programs whose work exemplify Myrna Libby’s vision that research guides the education and treatment of individuals with autism.
A cornerstone of NECC’s mission is training the next generation of autism educators. One of the ways that NECC achieves this goal is through offering free on-site graduate programs through its partnerships with nationally accredited universities. This fall, Simmons will welcome NECC staff to its program for the 30th year.
On July 13, staff members from The New England Center for Children (NECC) enrolled in the Simmons University Applied Autism Research graduate program, along with their professors, presented their research proposals during a poster session at NECC’s campus in Southborough.
On May 20, 38 NECC staff received their Master of Science in Education with an autism specialization designation degree from Simmons University during their 2022 Commencement. During the ceremony, several NECC/Simmons graduates were also recognized with special awards for their exceptional work in the graduate program.