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

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Annual Children of Promise Gala @ InterContinental Boston
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Children of Promise Gala @ InterContinental Boston
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Children of Promise Gala is the largest fundraiser held by The New England Center for Children. Last year 477 attendees joined us at Boston’s InterContinental Hotel for a night of dining and dancing to raise $733,898!

Today, the CDC estimates the current rate of autism at 1 in 59 children. The yearly cost to the United States is a staggering $236 billion a year. But it doesn’t have to be. Children who are diagnosed early and receive intensive behavioral instruction, and children who receive top services, have the best outcomes. That’s where we help. We’re more than a school, we’re an autism research institute helping children with autism live more independent lives. We’re unique because of our three-pronged approach to intervention: education, research, and technology.  And our model is scalable to programs around the world.

All proceeds from the Gala fund research on early intensive behavioral instruction, ensure students have the best equipment to meet individual learning needs, provide vocational training, support graduate training opportunities for teachers, promote our ACE® Software System, and allow us to share educational research findings with clinicians and teachers around the world.


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.