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

  • NECC CEO Appointed to MA Autism Commission
    Sep 30, 2015
    NECC is very proud to announce that CEO and Founder Vinnie Strully was recently appointed to the Massachusetts Autism Commission. Vinnie was sworn in on September 17 in a ceremony…

  • Fishin’ With a Mission
    Aug 26, 2015
    On Sunday, August 16, NECC students participated in the annual Fishin’ with a Mission event! The event was created by NECC parent Eli Delany in hopes of raising money and…


5k Walk/Run for Autism
May 7 all-day

Over 1,300 participants join NECC friends, families and the local community at the Annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism in May to raise critical dollars for the Annual Fund! Thank you to all sponsors, donors, volunteers and participants for making this a wonderful day to celebrate our students, create autism awareness and raise important resources for our school!

Carlos Placido Dunkin Donuts Classic
Jun 6 all-day

Over the last 18 years, The Carlos Placido – Dunkin’ Donuts Golf Classic has helped raise more than $2 million for NECC students.  For more information visit

Latest Facebook Post

November 30, 2015

Did you know? Currently, 44 graduates of our NECC Masters Degree Program with Simmons College are living and working in Abu Dhabi! We're so proud of their work spreading autism education around the globe! ... See MoreSee Less

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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 the those effected by autism.