2023-10-19T21:12:08-04:00October 19th, 2023|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , , |

Sarah LaPierre currently serves as a teacher at NECC’s Michael F. Downey Center for Child Development, but she initially joined NECC as a teacher in the residential programs in 2017. She was nominated by her colleagues because her love for children shines through in everything she does.

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Allison Bergenholtz, PhD, BCBA, LABA

2023-10-05T12:16:43-04:00October 5th, 2023|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , |

Allison Bergenholtz, PhD, BCBA, LABA, currently serves as NECC's director of Professional Development, but she began her career at NECC as a teacher 16 years ago. She was nominated by her colleagues because she not only has been “an outstanding collaborator” and an “excellent advocate for teachers”


2023-09-27T09:40:28-04:00September 27th, 2023|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , , , |

Though Jayne Colantonio, MSEd, BCBA, found her way to The New England Center for Children (NECC) somewhat by accident, she has stayed for nearly a decade. Colantonio, a senior education coordinator in NECC’s Intensive Instruction Program (IIP), was nominated because “she has been an amazing boss and a great mentor.”

Improving Autism Education Through Research

2023-03-14T11:43:51-04:00March 14th, 2023|Categories: Annual Report, News from NECC|Tags: , , , |

NECC is dedicated to promoting research that helps further the field of autism education.  Teachers and researchers work alongside one another on research projects, often as part of NECC’s graduate school program partnerships.

Dykes, Rae Win 2022 Myrna Libby Award

2022-09-01T09:08:25-04:00September 1st, 2022|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , |

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.

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