NECC in the Media

NECC’s Morrison Featured on NBC 10 Boston About School Reopening

2020-09-09T08:39:01-04:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: In the Media|Tags: , , , , |

Heather Morrison, Director of Administration at The New England Center for Children (NECC), recently spoke with NBC 10 Boston about the importance of reopening schools, specifically highlighting the crucial role that in-person education plays in the development of children with autism. Morrison has led NECC’s Emergency Management Team throughout the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Because of

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 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

NECC Featured in Worcester Telegram & Gazette

2020-04-15T12:35:24-04:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: In the Media|Tags: |

NECC was featured prominently in a March 29, 2020 Worcester Telegram & Gazette article about COVID-19's impact on those with autism and other developmental challenges. In addition to detailing how NECC teachers are continuing their work in residences, the piece also included NECC Founder and CEO, Vinnie Strully's thoughts about the current situation. Strully voiced

NECC Parent Featured on WBUR

2020-03-30T13:44:45-04:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: In the Media|Tags: , , |

Alysia Abbot shared her perspective about the toll that the COVID-19 situation is taking on NECC parents  in an essay featured on WBUR, one of Boston's three NPR affiliates, on March 27, 2020. In this powerful piece, Abbot detailed how "incredibly grateful" she is for NECC and her son's "dedicated and energetic" caregivers. She ended

Jessica Sassi Interviewed by Boston 25 News

2020-03-23T16:59:54-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: In the Media, News from NECC|Tags: , |

The New England Center for Children's Clinical Director Jessica Sassi, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA, joined Boston 25 News' Heather Hegedus to speak about the impact that the COVID-19 situation is having on children with autism. In this informative interview, Sassi spoke about challenges that parents of children with autism may face, as well as strategies to

Photos: The New England Center for Children’s Annual Gala

2019-12-02T07:49:00-05:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: In the Media|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Boston Magazine featured NECC's Children of Promise Gala in their Party Pics section.  Read here: