For parents, an autism diagnosis is the beginning of a long journey with their child, one in which support, guidance, and education are key. Although autism is a lifelong disability, research has identified effective education-based treatments such as Applied Behavior Analysis to help children with autism to learn the academic, social, and communication skills necessary to increase their independence.
MRC-NECC conducts applied research on best practices in autism treatment. The goal of all MRC-NECC research projects is to improve the efficacy of our treatment programs. We also share our research findings with colleagues around the world through conference presentations and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Some examples of our current or proposed research projects are: