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Public School Services Department Adapts and Succeeds During Period of Remote Learning

2020-05-21T11:26:51-04:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|

As a Lead Teacher in NECC’s Public School Services (PSS) department, Amanda Ziino MSEd, has been presented with a unique challenge because of the Coronavirus pandemic. While her role with PSS typically involves working in one of NECC’s partner classrooms, the physical separation caused by social-distancing regulations has made the relationship-management aspect of her job

NECC Featured in New England Psychologist

2020-05-11T13:06:51-04:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: In the Media|

The New England Center for Children was featured in a May 6, 2020 article from New England Psychologist, a media outlet serving New England’s licensed psychologists. In the article, NECC Clinical Director Jessica Sassi, Ph.D, BCBA-D, LABA, spoke about NECC’s work to help families adapt to the change stemming from COVID-19. Roberta Biscan, an NECC

Boston 25 Highlights NECC Family and Staff’s Response to Pandemic

2020-05-01T10:51:39-04:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: In the Media|

On Friday, May 1, Boston 25 reported on The New England Center for Children's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the feature story and accompanying video, the media outlet specifically highlighted the sacrifices made by teachers and families during this challenging time.  To read the full story and watch the video segment, click here. Features NECC in Article About Group Home Staff

2020-05-11T13:07:43-04:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: In the Media|

On April 28, Boston's leading online news source,, featured The New England Center for Children in an article about the dedication of group home staff in dealing with COVID-19. In the article, CEO and Founder Vinnie Strully, commended the NECC community’s response to the pandemic, stating, “Everyone has pitched in for us. … Our

NECC Student Preparing for 5K Walk/Run for Autism

2020-04-29T09:28:50-04:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|

Like his friend Charlie, Connor is a residential student at The New England Center for Children who will be participating in the upcoming virtual 5K Walk/Run for Autism presented by Avidia Bank on May 9. While Connor has been undergoing a similar training regimen to Charlie, he is running for a slightly different reason. Whereas

NECC Recognized by Equal Opportunity Employment Journal

2020-04-23T13:56:00-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , |

The New England Center for Children was endorsed by EOE Journal, a national equal opportunity advocacy media outlet. This endorsement is significant as NECC continues to foster a diverse, welcoming community. This community extends beyond the staff and teachers, to include the students, their families and donors. “As an agency, we benefit from the varied perspectives that come with a more diverse

NECC Student Looks Forward to NECC 5K Walk/Run for Autism

2020-04-18T10:33:24-04:00April 18th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|

For NECC students like Charlie, the 5K Walk/Run for Autism presented by Avidia Bank is a big day. Not only does it represent the type of inclusion and community that makes NECC a truly special place, but it also provides him a chance to accomplish a goal. This year, that goal is to break his

Hannah’s Essay: An Inside Perspective on the Toll of COVID-19

2020-04-09T17:43:35-04:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|

Pandemic. Crisis. Disaster. These words dance across the TV screen all day. Gently, it stinks. I’ve tried to sugar coat it to keep myself sane: “people are reconnecting with nature”, “people are being forced to slow down”, “all of those meetings really could have been emails”.

NECC Featured in Boston Globe Article

2020-04-06T11:55:16-04:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: In the Media|

The New England Center for Children was featured prominently in an April 4, 2020 Boston Globe article titled, "Isolated from their families, children and adults in group homes struggle for normalcy." In the article, Founder and CEO Vinnie Strully, as well as NECC parent Roberta Biscan, were interviewed on the toll that COVID-19 is taking