Team NECC Runs the 2019 Falmouth Road Race

2019-10-04T09:25:07-04:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: News from NECC|

Congratulations to the 15 members of Team NECC who completed the Falmouth Road Race on Sunday, August 18. It was a hazy, hot and humid day, but the spirits where high, but they committed to running and raising funds to support autism education and research.  Collectively the team raised $22,081! Thank you to everyone who

NECC Wins Award of Excellence from the Public Relations Society of America

2019-09-12T12:16:52-04:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: News from NECC|

“Giving Autism a Voice” Media Campaign Garners Honor for National and Regional Media Coverage The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in education and research for children with autism, received the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Award of Excellence 2019 for Most Effective Campaign for Nonprofit Organizations. PRSA is the nation’s

Annual Carlos Placido Dunkin’ Golf Classic for Autism brings in $193,620

2019-08-30T11:26:37-04:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: News from NECC|

On a breezy yet bright Monday morning, 132 golfer philanthropists met at the Franklin Country Club to play 18 holes and raise funds for autism education and research. The Annual Carlos Placido Dunkin’ Golf Classic has been supporting The New England Center for Children® (NECC®) for 21 years, thanks to Dunkin’ franchisee Neal Faulkner, who

NECC’s 13th Annual 5K Brings Community Together to Support Autism Education and Research

2019-08-26T14:08:59-04:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: News from NECC|

On Saturday, May 11, nearly 1,300 runners, walkers, students, families, volunteers, and sponsors came together for The New England Center for Children’s (NECC) Annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism at the Neary School in Southborough. Donors, sponsors, and participants raised $231,213 to support autism education and research. Beasley Media’s WROR 105.7 street team played music, hosted

NECC Hosts Annual Adapted PE Conference

2019-08-06T18:01:38-04:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: News from NECC|

On Friday, May 3, The New England Center for Children (NECC) hosted the annual Adapted Physical Education Conference of the Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD).  The theme of this year’s conference was "Adapt-ABILITY!" The one-day professional development conference was attended by 60 physical education professionals from across Massachusetts to discuss

NECC Teachers Present at Berklee ABLE Conference

2019-08-26T14:40:04-04:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: News from NECC|

Cara Lechleiter, MS, BCBA, and Nadia Castagna, MMEd, gave three presentations at the ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone conference at Berklee College of Music in Boston, April 12-14. Both presenters are full-time staff at The New England Center for Children® (NECC®) and are skilled at teaching music to students with autism.  Ms.

Team NECC Runs the 2019 Boston Marathon, Raises More Than $51,000 for Autism Education and Research

2019-08-06T18:01:38-04:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: News from NECC|

Four charity runners and one qualified runner laced up their shoes for autism education and autism research to run the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday April 15, 2019. Charity runners Edward Pearson, Stella Adu-Gyamfi, Joseph Byron, and Marna Meltzer-McMorris (pictured, right) took on the added task of reaching a $10,000 minimum fundraising goal.  They ran

Teacher Spotlight: Geguel “Junior” Landestoy

2019-08-06T18:01:38-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: News from NECC|

The teachers and staff who work with children with autism at The New England Center for Children come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.  Many of our teachers come from fields other than special education, and find the training and support they need to succeed at NECC. This month we feature Junior Landestoy,

NECC Celebrates Autism Awareness Month

2019-08-06T18:01:39-04:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: News from NECC|

The New England Center for Children® (NECC®) will join others around the world in celebrating World Autism Awareness Day on Tuesday, April 2, as well as participating in awareness generating events throughout the month. This year’s United Nations theme for World Autism Awareness Day is “Assistive Technology, Active Participation.” According to the UN site: “The

Meet Joseph Byron, NECC Charity Marathon Runner

2019-08-06T18:01:39-04:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: News from NECC|

  The New England Center for Children has been fortunate to receive four John Hancock Marathon Non-Profit Program bibs each year. Through an application and selection process, we choose runners who are committed to fundraising for NECC and training to run the Boston Marathon. Joseph Byron is one of this year’s four NECC Boston Marathon