Mission & Philosophy

Transforming the Lives of Children with Autism and Their Families

The New England Center for Children® is a private, nonprofit autism research and education center dedicated to our mission: to transform the lives of children with autism worldwide through education, research, and technology. Our vision is to be a global leader in the provision of effective, evidence-based educational services for the millions of under-served children with autism and their families.

 We will:

  • educate teachers and parents around the world so that they may benefit from the knowledge and methods developed at NECC®Ace photos 34
  • use the power of technology to help teachers and families transform the lives of children with autism
  • define our future success by the number of children being served by our curriculum
  • bring help to hundreds of thousands of children and their families, and give hope to millions


We strive to be at the forefront of conducting and publishing research to further the understanding and treatment of autism and related disabilities, and will use only those methods that show results. Science is consistent in showing that early, intensive instruction using the methods of Applied Behavior Analysis helps children with autism learn and reach their maximum potential.