The Children of Promise Gala is the largest fundraiser held by The New England Center for Children. Last year 477 attendees joined us at Boston’s InterContinental Hotel for a night of dining and dancing to raise $733,898!
Today, the CDC estimates the current rate of autism at 1 in 59 children. The yearly cost to the United States is a staggering $236 billion a year. But it doesn’t have to be. Children who are diagnosed early and receive intensive behavioral instruction, and children who receive top services, have the best outcomes. That’s where we help. We’re more than a school, we’re an autism research institute helping children with autism live more independent lives. We’re unique because of our three-pronged approach to intervention: education, research, and technology. And our model is scalable to programs around the world.
All proceeds from the Gala fund research on early intensive behavioral instruction, ensure students have the best equipment to meet individual learning needs, provide vocational training, support graduate training opportunities for teachers, promote our ACE® Software System, and allow us to share educational research findings with clinicians and teachers around the world.
Taking place in Southborough, home of NECC Boston, this event has strong community support from Southborough as well as the neighboring towns of Northborough, Framingham, Ashland, Hopkinton, Westborough. This is a wonderful day to celebrate our community and students, create autism awareness, and raise important resources for The New England Center for Children.
Thank you to all of our 2018 sponsors, participants, and volunteers for a successful race!