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.

Nicole Day Coordinator
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Utah ACE Specialist
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Latest News

  • Meet Kelsey Richardson, Level 2 Teacher
    Aug 2, 2017
    My first interaction with The New England Center for Children (NECC) was through my brother, a Southborough police officer, who worked at various NECC community events and praised NECC’s work. I…

  • 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…


The Mike Golf Invitational @ Indian Pond Country Club
Aug 28 @ 9:30 am

This year marks the 9th Annual “The Mike” Golf Tournament, started by NECC parents Mike and Lori McKenna and lovingly named after their son Mike, who has been a student at NECC for 10 years.  To date “The Mike” has raised over $270,000 for NECC students!

Adult Services Planning Discussion Group @ The New England Center for Children
Sep 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This event is for families of NECC students.

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August 19, 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.