Opening Doors for Children and Families with Autism

Welcome to The New England Center for Children (NECC®), an autism education and research institute located 20 miles west of Boston in Southborough, Massachusetts. We transform the lives of children with autism worldwide through education, research, and technology.

Work at NECC

There is perhaps no greater feeling of accomplishment that any individual can experience than the knowledge that they’ve made a truly positive difference in the life of another person.

Nicole Day Coordinator
Kaaron Assistant Director, IT
Paula Administration

Latest News


NECC 5K Walk/Run for Autism 2019 @ Margaret A. Neary Elementary School
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Taking place in Southborough, home of NECC Boston, this event has strong community support from Southborough as well as the neighboring towns of Northborough, Framingham, Ashland, Hopkinton, Westborough. This is a wonderful day to celebrate our community and students, create autism awareness, and raise important resources for The New England Center for Children.

Thank you to all of our 2018 sponsors, participants, and volunteers for a successful race!

Carlos Placido – Dunkin’ Donuts Golf Classic @ Franklin Country Club
Jun 3 @ 10:30 am

To date, this event has raised more than $2M for students at The New England Center for Children!


The ACE Curriculum

The ACE is the premier educational system for learners with autism. Our educational package provides BCBAs and Special Educators the ability to assess, teach and evaluate progress using evidence based procedures.

Public School Services

The Public School Services Department extends NECC's knowledge and expertise to over 1000 students in public schools and private agencies across the country.

Professional Learning

NECC® offers a Professional Online Learning platform for general educators and staff interested in learning the basics of ABA or working toward the RBT credential .


Our admissions process is designed to be informative for parents/legal guardians while providing the information necessary to determine if the child should be placed at NECC.

680+ Students Are Enrolled at NECC

Support NECC

NECC has enormous impact on the lives of children with autism
and their families. Through generous donations from the greater
community, NECC continues to be able to provide critical
services to those affected by autism.