The New England Center for Children celebrates Autism Awareness Month in April


Southborough – The New England Center for Children (NECC), a global leader in education and research for children with autism, announced a global program for autism awareness in April as part of the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Month and National Autism Awareness Month in the U.S.

Light It Up Blue.” NECC will join the “Light It Up Blue” campaign with thousands of landmarks and buildings across the world to “light blue” in support of people living with autism. NECC’s John and Diane Kim Autism Institute in Southborough, and NECC Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be lit blue all during April.

The 11th annual NECC Walk/Run for Autism. Last year more than 1,500 participants raised close to a quarter-million dollars in this professionally timed road race. The Walk/Run will take place Saturday, May 6, in Southborough. For more information and to register, visit

Test Your Autism Awareness Education” campaign. NECC presents an interactive, online quiz that surveys one’s basic knowledge of autism and NECC. To take the quiz, visit

New research on behavior analysis and autism. NECC will present 38 presentations, workshops, symposia and papers at the 2017 Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Convention in Denver, Colo., May 25-29. Research includes “Training therapists and parents to implement joint attention procedures,” Holohan, B.R., & MacDonald, R.P.F. and “Evaluation of a visual imagining procedure to teach remembering to adolescents with ASD,” Stine, J., & Bourret, J.C. ABAI is the leading trade organization for those interested in the philosophy, science, application, and teaching of behavior analysis.

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