Diana Hill is one of the many staff alumni of The New England Center for Children ® (NECC®) who has brought the knowledge and expertise gained at NECC to the public-school setting. After graduating UMass Amherst in the spring of 2005 and spending three years as a paraprofessional, Hill began work at NECC as a teacher
Yie-Hsin Hung and Marco Farsheed (top), speaking at the AAPI Month Townhall with NECC Founder and CEO Vincent Strully and head of the DEI Task Force Fatou Njie-Jallow (bottom) On May 26, 2021, NECC’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force hosted a virtual town hall in recognition of Asian American and Pacific
For Paul McCabe, a former employee of The New England Center for Children, the memories of watching students learn and grow are the ones that have remained with him over time.
Southborough, Mass. – May 9, 2021– Vincent Strully, Jr., the CEO and founder of The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in education and research for children with autism, was awarded an honorary degree from Assumption University on May 9. This distinction was presented at Assumption’s 104th Commencement ceremony honoring the Class
For Jescah Apamo-Gannon, the path to The New England Center for Children® (NECC®) began with a Google search. Already equipped with an undergraduate degree from the University of Nairobi in her native Kenya, Apamo-Gannon wanted to begin a career in special education. Through searching online, Apamo-Gannon found NECC, setting her off on a professional odyssey that
Throughout the month of May, The New England Center for Children® (NECC®) will celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month. Created by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 1927, this special month aims to raise awareness and promote understanding around communication disorders. At NECC, this month is especially relevant. “Any awareness we can bring to how our students
NECC's Music Teacher, Nadia Castagna, BS MMEd When Nadia Castagna, BS, MMEd arrived at The New England Center for Children® (NECC®) in 2018, her goal extended beyond the music curriculum she was tasked with teaching. An expert educator by trade, but a musician at heart, Castagna viewed music as a tool to connect individuals
Executive Director of the Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia – ACE® ABA Software System, Nicole Ciotti Gardenier, MS, BCBA, LABA shares the significance of the ACE®, the premier educational software system for learners with autism, and its incredible impact across the world.
On April 16, 2021 Heather Hegedus and Boston 25 featured NECC teacher, Taylor Turnquist. In addition to her role as a teacher at NECC, Taylor is a professional hockey player, suiting up for the Boston Pride, a team in the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL). The Pride recently won the Isobel Cup, the NWHL's championship.
Every day, students and teachers at The New England Center for Children® (NECC®) do amazing work. Whether working on academics, job training, physical fitness, or the many other skills that school helps them with, every second of every day is spent learning and growing. Recently, one residential team, led by program specialist, Stephanie Bonfonte, MS, BCBA,