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.
NECC and ACE Featured on Comcast Newsmakers
Jul 27, 2018In June, Chief Development Officer and NECC Parent, Jared Bouzan, was recently featured on Comcast Newsmakers. He spoke with Jenny Johnson about NECC's programs and services, including the ACE -Autism…
Applied Research Presented in Conjunction with the Simmons College On-site Graduate Training Program
Jul 16, 2018Thirty research posters and four talks were presented in the John and Diane Kim Autism Institute on Thursday, July 12, covering topics such as “A Method for Establishing Conditioned Reinforcers,”…
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 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.
The Public School Services Department extends NECC's knowledge and expertise to over 1000 students in public schools and private agencies across the country.
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.
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.