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
Utah ACE Specialist
Paula Administration

Latest News

  • NECC Staff Publish Guide for Parents and Educators
    Jan 9, 2018
    Dr. Becky MacDonald, Senior Program Director, and Susan Langer, Chief Program Officer, recently published Teaching Essential Discrimination Skills to Children with Autism: A Practical Guide for Parents and Educators.  Discrimination…

  • 2017 Children of Promise Gala a Blockbuster Success
    Dec 11, 2017
    The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in education and research for children with autism, announced today a record-breaking Children of Promise Gala for 2017. Held on…

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January 19, 2018

Zach is relaxing in the leisure center with a board game. The leisure center has quickly become a student favorite! #FridayFace ... See MoreSee Less

Zach is relaxing in the leisure center with a board game. The leisure center has quickly become a student favorite! #FridayFace


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Zach! I love that kid 😁

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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.

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.