Media Center

The New England Center for Children is a world leader in autism education, research, and technology. Our clinicians, teachers, students and families are available for media interviews. Photographs, graphics and video are available upon request for media use.

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NECC Data Sheets:  Our Services, Graduate Studies/Professional Development, ACE ABA Software System, Public School Services/Consulting

Media Contacts: Michele Hart (media@necc.org) 508-481-1015 x4049 or Shawn Whalen 508-524-0989

Awards:2017 idba award color

  • Award for International Dissemination of Behavior Analysis from Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA)
  • Vincent Strully, Jr. named Business Leader of the Year by Worcester Business Journal
  • Innovation Award for ACE® ABA Software System from Small Business Association of New England (SBANE)
  • National Award for Model Professional Development from the U.S. Department of Education, the only special education school to receive such recognition
  • Award for Enduring Programmatic Contributions in Behavior Analysis from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA)
  • NASET School of Excellence – National Association of Special Education Teachers
  • Vincent Strully, Jr. named Entrepreneur of the Year in New England by Ernst & Young

 

Published Research:

The New England Center for Children has published more than 250 research articles and presented over 2,000 times at professional conferences. More than any other institution, we are in a unique position to immediately bring discoveries from the research bench into the classroom. A listing of recent published research is available here.

 

Press Releases:       

NECC Announces Opening of the Dillon Arledge Student Center, June 12, 2017
NECC Receives Technology Grant from Staples Foundation, May 22, 2017
NECC to host MAHPERD Annual Adapted PE Conference, April 11, 2017
Career Development Center Brings Vocational Training to NECC Students, April 5, 2017
NECC Celebrates Autism Awareness Month, April 2, 2017
NECC Presents Research on Behavior Analysis at APBA Convention, March 20, 2017
NECC Receives 2017 SABA Award for International Dissemination of Behavior AnalysisMarch 1, 2017
NECC CEO and Founder Vincent Strully, Jr. Receives 2017 Business Leader of the Year Award, February 20, 2017
NECC Announces Record Year of Achievement for 2016, January 3, 2017
NECC Elects John Kim as Chair of Board of Directors, December 12, 2016
NECC’s 2016 Children of Promise Gala a Resounding Success, November 21, 2016
NECC Receives $21,000 Grant from Joy in Childhood Foundation, November 17, 2016
NECC to Host Children of Promise Gala to Support Children with Autism, November 4, 2016
NECC Wins Invented Here! Recognition for ACE® ABA Software System, October 6, 2016
Edaville USA Hosts First Annual Autism Weekend, September 7, 2016
John and Diane Kim Autism Institute Named,  August 8, 2016
Microsoft Awards NECC $3.4M Technology Grant
July 8, 2016

 

In the News:

NonProfit PRO Magazine, June 6, 2017NNPro
This prestigious trade magazine for the nonprofit sector awarded NECC Founder and CEO Vincent Strully, Jr. the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more… 

 

Minneapolis Star-Tribune, May 22, 2017startribune
The daily newspaper of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis – St. Paul, Minn.) notes online the Staples Foundation grant to NECC. Read more…

 

The MetroWest Daily News, May 14, 2017metrowestdailynews
The paper announced that Vincent Strully Jr., CEO and Founder of NECC, has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Nonprofit Excellence Awards for his success as a nonprofit leader. Read more…

 

The MetroWest Daily News, April 30, 2017  metro
The paper ran an NECC CEO and Founder, Vincent Strully, Jr.’s op-ed about how children with autism are shortchanged. Read more…

 

 

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, April 23, 2017Worcester
Central Massachusetts’ leading daily newspaper notes NECC’s receiving the 2017 SABA Award for International Dissemination of Behavior Analysis. Read more…

 

WBZ News Radio 10wbzradio30, CBS Boston – Nightside with Dan Rea, April 19, 2017
For April Autism Awareness month, NECC’s Dr. Rebecca McDonald joins a student with autism and his mother to discuss autism on this daily evening radio show. Listen here…

 

Shrewsbury Chronicle, April 14, 2017wickedlocalshrewsbury
This local newspaper notes NECC’s observances for April Autism Awareness month. Read more…

 

India Today, April 5, 2017indiatoday
India’s premier English language news magazine highlights NECC’s work in India. Read more…

 

 

Abu Dhabi World, March 29, 2017abudhabiworld
This leading English language news magazine in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, includes NECC on a trend story about autism. Read more… 

 

Burlington Free Press, March 26, 2017brlington free press
Vermont’s newspaper of record publishes Vincent Strully’s view on autism awareness and Sesame Street’s new Muppet with autism. Read more…

 

USA Today, March 26, 2017usatoday
NECC CEO and Founder Vincent Strully comments on Sesame Street’s new Muppet with autism, Julia, in the letters page of USA Today. Read more….

 

 

 

Marketplace Online – American Public Media , March 1, 2017american public media marketplace
American Public Media radio notes NECC’s winning the 2017 SABA Award for International Dissemination of Behavior Analysis. Read more…

 

 

 

Miami Herald, FL, March 1, 2017miamiherald
Florida’s premier newspaper covers online NECC’s recognition from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis.  Read more…

 

 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , March 1, 2017pitssburgh
Pittsburgh’s daily newspaper reports online about NECC’s international SABA recognition. Read more…

 

Raleigh News & Observer, March 1, 2017newsandobserver
Raleigh, North Carolina newspaper mentions NECC’s 2017 SABA Award for International Dissemination of Behavior Analysis. Read more…

 

 

University Chronicle, February 20, 2017University chronicle
This independent news agency specializes in all areas of finance from around the world, and covered CEO and Founder Vinnie Strully, Jr.’s recent Business leader award. Read more…

 

Worcester Business Journal, February 20, 2017WBJ
Central Massachusetts’  business newspaper awards NECC CEO and Founder Vincent Strully, Jr., with a Business Leader of the Year award. Read more…

 

 

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Winter, 2017Journal of ABA
NECC researchers publish on stimulus control in the latest issue of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, the leading trade journal for ABA. Read more…

 

 

York Weekly, January 24, 2017SeacoastOnline_logo
York, Maine school district looks to NECC to address special education needs. Read more…

 

 

International Business Times, December 13, 2016ibt
John Kim’s appointment as Chair of the Board is noted. Read more…

 

Central Massachusetts Healthcare, Winter 2016centralmasshealtcare
NECC Director of Speech & Language Services, Beth Bellone, is quoted in this article about how children with autism learn language using technology. Read more…

 

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette, November 27, 2016Worcester
The T & G highlights NECC’s $21,000 grant from the Joy in Childhood Foundation. Read more…

 

The Boston Globe, November 21, 2016bostonglobe
The Globe notes the success of the Children of Promise Gala that raised more than $500,000. Read more…

 

Metrowest Daily News, November 21, 2016metro
The paper covered the $21,000 grant NECC received from the Dunkin Donuts Joy in Childhood Foundation. Read more…

 

New England Psychologist, November 1, 2016NEPsychologist
This psychology trade magazine featured the new John & Diane Kim Autism Institute and how it will allow NECC to further disseminate best practices for autism education and research. Read more…

 

Central Massachusetts Healthcare, Fall 2016Worcester Business
This publication of the Worcester Business Journal mentioned the new John & Diane Kim Autism Institute. Read more.

 

Southborough Access Media, October 26, 2016southboroughaccessmedia
Extensive cable television coverage of the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the John and Diane Kim Autism Institute by Southborough Media Access. Watch more…

 

 

Burlington Union/WickedLocal Burlington, October 27, 2016wlburlington
The Burlington Union writes on the Erland Foundation’s bowling fund raiser for NECC. Read more…

 

 

Metrowest Daily News, October 17, 2016metrowestdailynews
This Massachusetts regional newspaper covered the ribbon cutting and open house for the opening of John and Diane Kim Autism Institute. Read more…

 

WBZ News Radio 10wbzradio30, CBS Boston, October 17, 2016
New Autism Institute Opens on Route 9 in Southborough. Listen below.

 

Milford Daily News, October 17, 2016Milford
A photo collage of the happenings at the open house for the new John and Diane Kim Autism Institute. View here…

 

 

Gulf News, Oct. 16, 2016gulfnews
GulfNews.com, the most widely read newspaper and online site in English in the Middle East, includes the New England Center for Children in Abu Dhabi in an article about the opening of the third UAE consulate in the U.S. in Boston. Read more…

 

The Washington Post, September 16, 2016twp-hp-logo
The Post published NECC CEO & Founder Vinnie Strully’s response to Tom Wolfe’s new book “The Kingdom of Speech,” in this Letter to the Editor. Read more…

 

Worcester Business Journal, August 29, 2016Worcester Business
The Journal covered the need for NECC’s services and how the new Autism Institute will help to expand the Center’s mission. Read more…

 

Boston Globe, August 26, 2016bostonglobe
The West section of New England’s largest newspaper covered the John and Diane Kim Autism Institute opening. Read more…

 

New England Psychologist, August 19, 2016NEPsychologist
This psychology trade magazine features The New England Center for Children and Program Director Rebecca McDonald, Ph.D. on the topic of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Read more

 

The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Aug. 15, 2016chronofphillogo
The leading trade magazine for fund raising and philanthropy covers the new John and Diane Kim Autism Institute. Read more…

 


Worcester Telegram & Gazette
, August 14, 2016Worcester
Coverage on the Capital Campaign and the new John & Diane Kim Autism Institute. Read more…

 

San Jose Mercury News, August 9, 2016SanJoseMercuryNews
Online coverage about the new John & Diane Kim Autism Institute. Read more…

 

Philanthropy News Digest, August 9, 2016PhilanthropyNewsDigest
This fundraising publication covers the John & Diane Kim Autism Institute and gift. Read More…

 

Autism Gazette, Aug. 8, 2016autismgazettelogo
The online source for autism news covers recent developments at NECC. Read more…

 

Boston Globe West Weekly, July 22, 2016 bostonglobe
The newspaper covers Microsoft’s $3.4m tech donation, including a photograph. Read more…

 

The Atlantic, May 26, 2016 Atlantic
The New England Center for Children is featured in this story on education funding for children with autism. Read More…

 

Worcester Business Journal, July 11, 2016
This business newspaper covered the recent technology grant from Microsoft. Read More…Worcester Business

 


Bloomberg
, July 10, 2016bloomberg
This business news service profiles NECC in the business directory section. Read More…

 

THEJournal, July 5, 2016
A leading education trade publication covers the news of Microsoft’s $3.4 million technology grant to the New England Center for Children. Read More…The Journal

 


MetroWest Daily News
, May 18, 2016metro
Dunkin Donuts donates $10k to autism school.   Read More…

 

 

BZ-1030 Radio (CBS Boston),  May, 23, 2016DanRea
Ron Fournier, author of Love That Boy and senior political columnist for the National Journal, discusses autism and the New England Center for Children.  Listen…

 


MetroWest Daily News
, April 14, 2016metro
Thought leadership editorial by NECC CEO Vincent Strully, Jr. and Governor Michael Dukakis on the need for universal screening for autism. Read More…

 

Milford

Milford Daily News, April 14, 2016
An editorial by NECC CEO Vincent Strully, Jr. and former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis on universal screening for autism. Read More…

 

tauntonTaunton Daily Gazette, April 16, 2016
Additional publication of the Strully/Dukakis editorial in a regional Massachusetts newspaper. Read More…

 

HeraldThe Herald News (Fall River, MA), April 16, 2016
Additional publication of the Strully/Dukakis editorial in a regional Massachusetts newspaper.

 


Community Advocate
, April 13, 2016Community
Feature on NECC’s upcoming 10th annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism. Read More…

 


Worcester Telegram & Gazette
, Feb. 24, 2016WTGlogo
News story on Tufts Associated Health Plans settlement for autism therapy coverage, including quotes from NECC CEO Vincent Strully, Jr.” Read More…  

 

Massachusetts Senator Warren senate
Congratulates NECC and Vinnie Strully on 40 years of services to children and families affected by autism. Watch…

 

 

Worcester Business Journal, August 25, 2015wbj
A Q&A with NECC Director of Research William Ahearn. Read More…

 

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, July 18, 2015       Worcester
Trend story on the latest autism research, including NECC.  Read More…

 

MetroWest Daily News, June 25, 2015metro
The ground breaking of NECC’s future Autism Institute is the topic of this feature story. Read More…

 


Thomson Reuters Zawya Newswire
, March 11, 2015Zawya
This newswire servicing the United Arab Emirates covers the partnership between NECC and the Emirates College for Advanced Education. Read More…

 

New England Cable News, 2014   NECN
Former Massachusetts Governor Michael S. Dukakis and his wife Kitty tour NECC. Watch…

 


Comcast Newsmakers
, Jan 31, 2014         comcast
Lisel Macenka, Chair of the New England Center for Children, discusses the work of NECC in this television interview. Watch…

 


The Boston Globe
, April 15, 2013            bostonglobe
NECC and their new Abu Dhabi facility is featured in a lengthy profile. Read More…

 

Wall Street Journal, October 30, 2013wsj
John Kim’s philanthropic gift of $2.5 million to NECC is featured in the Donor of the Day. Read More…

 

 

CBS Evening News,   feature story on NECC. Watch…cbs

 

 

Comedy Central – Night of Too Many Stars   toomany
Comedy star fund raiser for autism featuring NECC.     Watch…

 


Fox News      fox_news-logo-med                                                                                                                           

NECC is included in this trend story on play therapy for autism. Watch…

 

 

WebMDwebmdlogo
The Web’s leading authority for health information explores cutting edge treatments for autism, featuring NECC. Read more…