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Christine J. Evans

Christine J. Evans

Assistant Professor of Practice, Program Director of New England Center for Children Program

Christine J. Evans
  1. 617-521-2556
  2. Main College Building, W-303K

Research Interests

  • Teaching Social Skills/Pragmatics to Children with Autism
  • Stress Reduction in Teachers/Students


  • Evans and Hardin Stress in the Classroom CEC Today Council for Exceptional Children, 2009 - article
  • Evans Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Special Education 4th Edition McGraw Hill - Book reviewer/rated articles, 2009
  • Evans Exceptional Students - Preparing Teachers for the 21st Century McGraw Hill, 2009 - Book reviewer
  • Hardin and Evans Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings 4th and5th Edition - Instructors Manual Allyn and Bacon Publishing, 2008
  • Evans and Hardin Practical Cases in Special Education for All Educators - Houghton Mifflin - Book reviewer, 2008

Selected Presentations

  • Network of Extended Day Directors- Wayland. MA. Keynote Speaker Stress in the Classroom
  • Council For Exceptional Children, Boston Pre-Convention Workshop - Stress in the Classroom - Theirs and Yours
  • Council For Exceptional Children, Boston - Close Talkers, Awkward Walkers and Everyone's Favorite Dodge Ball Target
  • Network of Extended Day Directors-Wayland, MA. Integrating Special Needs Learners Into the Classroom, Effective Strategies for Working with Children with Social and Emotional Disorders, ADHD and Your Classroom, Teaching Pro-Social Behaviors to Children in After School Programs
  • Smith Leadership Academy - Boston Co-teaching and Collaboration
  • Charles River Community Partners - Millis Teaching Children with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
  • The Association for Severely Handicapped - Curriculum Adaptations in the Classroom for Learners with Severe Special Needs
  • Simmons College - The Challenging Child and You
  • MAAPS - You Don't Say! Strategies to Facilitate Sensitive Conversations with Parents and Others
  • Maynard Public Schools - Autism Spectrum Disorders and Social Skills

Professional Associations

  • Vice President and Executive Board member of the Massachusetts Council For Exceptional Children (CEC) 2009-2010
  • Member of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Member of Massachusetts Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE)
  • Member of the University Collaborative Supervisors
  • Member of the Higher Educator Special Education Council
  • Member of the Simmons College Education Council
  • Board of Higher Education Task Force for MTEL math subtest
  • Member of Brainstormers
  • Educational consultant for families local and abroad as well as school systems

Grants and Awards

  • Simmons College Education Department Grant for Blended Learning 2008-2009
  • Simmons College President's Grant for Faculty Excellence 2008-2009
  • Bravo Award 2008-2009


Lesley College

Hartwick College


  • Massachusetts Standard Certification in Moderate Special Needs N-9
  • Massachusetts Standard Certification in Elementary Education 1-6
  • Office for Children Lead Teacher Pre-K/Infant/Toddler