Northeast Arc Learning Center Offers Services for Children with Autism

NEC member Northeast Arc recently announced the establishment of the Learning Center, a child-care facility in Danvers, MA, to support children with autism.

The facility will cater to the needs of children with autism and give them specialized care and therapy in the form of Applied Behavior Analysis, which helps to adjust autistic children’s behavior by changing the environment to serve their needs. This form of treatment was used in a limited way in 2019, but was stopped short when the center closed due to the coronavirus in March 2020. As states are reopening, Northeast Arc is excited to provide support once again to children who have seen increased social interaction, increased vocabulary, and increased participation from the Applied Behavior Analysis therapy.

“COVID-19 has accelerated our plans as we have seen parents of children on the spectrum struggle with teaching their children at home and have asked us to help find a solution,” said Jo Ann Simons, President and CEO of Northeast Arc.

NEC commends Northeast Arc for transforming their Learning Center to support children with autism. Read more in the Boston Globe.

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