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Emphasizing independence, skill development, and safety, NECC services including academic, speech and language therapy, social and life skills development, vocational training, physical education, occupational therapy, family services, outreach services and health care have been carefully developed to deliver superior care and heightened learning opportunities for each child we serve.

Announcements

May
25
Thu
ABAI Research Presentations @ Colorado Convention Center
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – May 29 @ 9:00 pm

The New England Center for Children’s research team will present 38 presentations, workshops, symposia and papers at the 2017 ABAI Convention in Denver, CO, May 25- 29.

  • 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, CO.
  • Baker, R., James, K., Dickie, D., Karsina, A.J., & Eckerman, D.A.A. (May 2017). Applying the CM paradigm to children’s problem behavior using multiple-schedule and successive-conditions designs. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Berkman, S., Roscoe, E.M., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). Comparing procedures for training staff to create single-subject design graphs using GraphPad Prism. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Bonfonte, S., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). Comparing the relative efficacy of tokens and backup reinforcers. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). The Matching Law: Alive and kicking. Symposium to be discussed at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Carey, M.K., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). Effects of delay on token reinforcement. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Collins, T., & Graff, R.B. (May 2017). Effects of differential consequences on preference assessment outcomes. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Coon, M.L., Bourret, J.C., Bonfonte, S., Carey, M.K., Jackson, J., & Stine, J.M. (May 2017). Methodology for testing whether tokens function as reinforcers. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Courtmanche, A., & Thomason-Sassi, J.L. (May 2017). Increasing behavioral persistence in the context of treatment integrity failures. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Craddock, L.A., Bonfonte, S., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). A large N descriptive assessment of token systems. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Dickson, C.A. (May 2017). An evaluation of basic and applied procedural modifications to enhance stimulus control. Symposium to be discussed at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Fleck, C.R., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). On the evolution of Skinner’s definition of verbal behavior. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Fredericks, D., Roscoe, E.M., & Marra, J. (May 2017). Negative reinforcer value manipulations for treating escape-maintained problem behavior. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Gauthier, K., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2017). An evaluation of varying integrity of implementation of response interruption and redirection on vocal stereotypy. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Graff, R.B. (May 2017). Technological advancements in stimulus preference assessments in individuals with autism. Symposium to be discussed at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Holohan, B.R., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2017). Training therapists and parents to implement joint attention procedures. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Jackson, J., Bourret, J.C., & Craddock, L.A. (May 2017). Effects of standardizing the k parameter in the exponential model of demand. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Janetzke, S., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). Comparison of paired stimulus preference assessment and progressive ratio outcomes. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Lloveras, L., Bourret, J.C., & Jackson, J. (May 2017). A qualitative comparison of quantitative models of economic demand. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2017). Catchen’ ‘em early: Does it really matter? Symposium to be discussed at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • MacDonald, R.P.F., Peterson, P.N., Holohan, B.R., & Walker, C. (May 2017). Establishing social repertoires in toddlers with autism: The nuts and bolts of teaching. Workshop to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Maley, A., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). An analysis of academic work completion during psychotropic medication titrations in individuals diagnosed with ASD. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Noyes, B., &Ahearn, W.H. (May 2017). Treatment of anxiety in individuals with autism. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Nuzzolilli, A., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). The effects of qualitative reinforcement schedule transitions on pausing and response rate. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Parry-Cruwys, D.C. (May 2017). Establishing social repertoires in children with autism: Joint attention, social referencing and social conversation skills. Symposium to be chaired at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Parry-Cruwys, D.C., MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2017). Outcomes and patterns of learning for toddlers with ASD. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Pendharkar, T., Bourret, J.C., Nuzzolilli, A., & Upshaw, S. (May 2017). Saving the best for last in MSWO preference assessments. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Quiroz, L., MacDonald, J., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2017). Assessing observational learning with video models in children diagnosed with autism. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Steinhauser, H. (May 2017). Examining response interruption and redirection methods. Symposium to be chaired at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Steinhauser, H., & Ahearn, W.H. (May 2017). An evaluation of procedural components of response interruption and redirection. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Stine, J., & Bourret, J.C. (May 2017). Evaluation of a visual imagining procedure to teach remembering to adolescents with ASD. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Stuesser, H., & Roscoe, E.M. (May 2017). Increasing medical adherence for individuals with autism. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Upshaw, S., Carey, M.K., & Bourret, J.C. May 2017). Assessment of presession exposure on token reinforcement during response. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Walker, C., & MacDonald, R.P.F. (May 2017). Teaching social referencing to toddlers with autism. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Ward, S., Hanley, G.P., Warner, C., & Gage, E. (May 2017). Shaping a functional communication repertoire. Paper to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Warner, C., Hanley, G.P., Ghaemmaghami, M., Landa, R.K, & Slaton, J. (May 2017). An evaluation of a progressive extinction to assess response class membership of multiple topographies of problem behavior. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Weiss, J.S., & LeBlanc, J. (May 2017). From the classroom to the workforce: Teaching vocational skills to individuals with an autism spectrum disorder. Workshop to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.
  • Wiggins, H., & Livingston, C. (May 2017). Evaluation of a performance feedback system for increasing therapist productivity. Poster to be presented at ABAI’s 43rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

 

May
27
Sat
Award for International Dissemination of Behavior Analysis @ Colorado Convention Center
May 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:20 am

The Opening Event and Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis Awards:

Vincent Strully, Jr., CEO and Founder of The New England Center for Children (NECC), is proud to accept the 2017 SABA Award for International Dissemination of Behavior Analysis on behalf of NECC. Despite the growing acceptance and demand for behavior analytic services, there are considerable challenges to developing sustainable models of service delivery internationally, including language barriers, differences in cultural practices, and funding considerations. Over the past 40 years, we have identified several components that are essential for the development of sustainable models of service delivery worldwide. Government funding and support are critical for success, as are training programs that provide local staff access to graduate-level instruction in behavior analysis. Also, NECC’s development of the Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia (ACE), an application providing an interactive interface containing assessment tools, lesson plans, teaching materials, and student performance reports for over 1,900 skills, has provided an effective and efficient curriculum necessary for delivering sustainable services.
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Day Programs

NECC has three day services programs that serve children diagnosed with autism or PDD ages 14 months to 22 years.

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NECC has three residential programs that serve over 120 students ages 3 to 22, from across the United States and several foreign countries.

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FAQ’s FOR FAMILIES

What is the tuition at NECC?
Tuition rates for students from Massachusetts are set by the Operational Services Division of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
If I do not have a formal referral from the school system, can I still begin the admissions process?
Parents who are interested in NECC can begin the admissions process by completing the application and submitting the support documentation. Should an intake be recommended, NECC will communicate directly with the school system that an intake has been scheduled at the parents request. A child cannot be designated as a potential candidate for admission until funding is secured.
Do you have immediate openings?
Our admission process is lengthy and comprehensive in order to ensure that our program is a proper fit for each child. Openings can generally be predicted months in advance, and students who have completed the process have generally been identified for specific upcoming vacancies.
Do you have any crisis beds?
Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to serve as an in-patient crisis facility. Our Consulting Department can be contacted to work with families and school systems to assess and make recommendations for students in crisis.
Do you accept insurance as a payment method for tuition
We are not 3rd party billable, and do not accept insurance as part of tuition. Most students have their tuition paid by one or more of the following entities: local school district, state department of education, social service agency, and private individuals. NECC does not have endowments or scholarships to assist with tuition costs.
Do you have a waiting list/how long is your waiting list?
NECC does not maintain a waiting list. Every student is matched to a potential opening. If we do not anticipate that an opening will be available in a 12 to 18 month period, a referral is not considered a potential candidate and families and school systems are encouraged to consider other options.
Once my child is considered as a potential candidate, how long will it be before he/she will be admitted?
NECC considers a child as a potential candidate if they have completed the admission process, been determined to be a good match, and we have predicted availability in the next 12-18 months. This is not a guarantee that any child will be admitted within that time frame. Because student profiles can change over time, NECC may ask to re-evaluate any potential candidate that has not been admitted within a 12-month time frame.
I live too far away to bring my child for an intake, can my child still be considered for admission?
For families who live a great distance from the school, a videotape of the child can be submitted as part of the application and support documentation. Should the process continue to the intake, parents must visit the school, and NECC staff must meet the child in person. If the child is unable to make the trip to NECC, arrangements can be made for the child to be seen in their local setting.
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