NECC Announces Autism Specialization in MSEd Program Through Simmons University

2019-08-06T18:01:39-04:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , |

The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in autism education and research for children with autism, in partnership with Simmons University Department of Education, is excited to announce an Autism Specialization designation within the Master of Science in Education degree (MSEd) earned on-site at NECC.  “The new designation conveys the prestige and

The New England Center for Children Honors Lauren Mossman with Maria Felix Lonergan Memorial Award

2019-08-06T18:01:39-04:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , |

The New England Center for Children announced Lauren Mossman, BCaBA, has received this year’s Maria Felix Lonergan Memorial Award.  The Maria Felix Lonergan Award is presented annually to an individual for outstanding contributions in three areas of Maria's lifework as an autism education professional: mentorship, advocacy of effective education, and professionalism. Lauren is a speech

NECC Presents 39 Papers, Workshops, Symposia and Posters at the annual BABAT Conference

2019-08-06T18:04:52-04:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , |

The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a leader in autism education, research, and technology, is proud to participate in the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT) 2018 Annual Conference.  NECC has 170 staff attending the conference this week and NECC staff are presenting 39 papers, workshops, symposia, and posters throughout the three-day

“Road to Employment” Maps Path of Vocational Training for Students with Autism at NECC

2019-08-06T18:05:19-04:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , |

For students with autism, transitioning from school to the workforce can be challenging. Forty-two percent of young adults with autism (ages 21-25) have never worked a paying job. The New England Center for Children (NECC) helps prepare students for the workplace with a comprehensive Vocational Training program.  NECC recently installed a “road map” to showcase

Jacquelyn MacDonald Named NECC Educator of the Year

2019-08-06T18:04:53-04:00October 3rd, 2018|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , , |

The New England Center for Children announced today that Jacquelyn MacDonald, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA, has been named Educator of the Year. This award is bestowed upon an educator who exemplifies commitment, leadership, and excellence in autism education.  The award will be presented at NECC’s annual Children of Promise Gala, to be held on Friday, November 30

NECC Hosts Graduate Students from National University of Ireland, Galway

2019-08-06T18:01:40-04:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , |

NECC Southborough is currently hosting three graduate student interns from the National University of Ireland, Galway for one year of intensive training and supervision in applied behavior analysis (ABA) to teach children with autism.  On September 13 & 14, 2018, Dr. Jennifer Holloway, ABA Graduate Program Director, and Dr. Helena Lydon, ABA Clinical Placement Coordinator, both

NECC and ACE Featured on Comcast Newsmakers

2019-08-06T18:05:20-04:00July 27th, 2018|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , |

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

2019-08-06T18:04:53-04:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , |

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

NECC Celebrates Graduate Training with Western New England University and Simmons College

2019-08-06T18:01:41-04:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , |

This year, 33 NECC staff are completing their master’s degree in applied behavior analysis (ABA) with Western New England University (WNEU). On Wednesday, June 13, NECC held a celebratory luncheon at our Southborough campus.  Along with the ABA graduate program faculty, guests for the luncheon included WNEU Psychology Department Chair Dr. Denine Northrup and NECC

Former employee highlights time at NECC

2019-08-06T18:01:42-04:00February 7th, 2018|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , |

Mary-Kate, a long-time employee at NECC, recently left to pursue opportunities in her hometown. She wrote this touching post about her experience here. We are confident Mary-Kate will have great success in her future position. Good luck Mary-Kate!  "We are headed to our hometown of Birmingham to pursue career opportunities and be closer to family.

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