Opening Doors for Children and Families with Autism

Welcome to The New England Center for Children (NECC®), a school for children with autism 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.

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Utah ACE Specialist
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Latest News

  • Working at NECC
    Jul 27, 2017
    NECC Day Program Coordinator, Eric Greenberg, who is moving on to a position in a public school, wrote this heartfelt letter about his experience in special education and his time at…

  • Research News - Spring 2017
    Jun 29, 2017
    Research News -News and Notes About Scientific Research on ASD and Other Developmental and Behavioral Disorders - is edited by Bill Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA and Eileen Roscoe, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA. It provides information about…


Fishin’ with a Mission @ Mystic Wellington Yacht Club
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This annual fishing derby supports autism awareness and The New England Center for Children! Food, games, boat trips for kids, bounce house, prizes, and giveaways. $20 (donation fee), and Adult Bass Tournament $160 per boat from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Falmouth Road Race 2017
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

NECC is accepting applications for bib numbers for the New Balance Falmouth Road Race on August 20. This seven mile race begins in Woods Hole with the last four miles open on the flat right next to Martha’s Vineyard Sound. Last year, 10 runners raised nearly $33,000 for NECC! Please email Director of Special Events, Rachel Norberg, to inquire about a bib number.

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July 28, 2017

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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.

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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.

Parent Education Series

NECC® offers a series of informational sessions for family members of children with autism. Presentations are open to the public.


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.

550+ 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.