Student safety is our primary concern regarding COVID-19 and we will continue to be proactive in our response.

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”.

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

NECC Embraces International Women’s Day

2020-03-06T16:15:12-05:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , |

For more than forty years, The New England Center for Children (NECC) has not only been leading the way in autism research and education, but also in establishing a culture of work-life balance that supports women and men throughout their careers. NECC’s support system for young teachers includes extensive training, robust professional development offerings, onsite

Study Confirms that the Origin of Autism is Likely Genetic

2020-01-14T09:08:26-05:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , |

by Bill Ahearn, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA Director of Research, NECC Despite the ardent beliefs of many people that autism has a solely environmental cause such as vaccines, it has long been known that there is strong scientific evidence that autism has genetic origins. Early studies of twins suggested this may be the case and, more

Fall 2019 Insight News

2019-10-28T13:36:30-04:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: News from NECC|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Developments at The New England Center for Children NECC's bi-annual donor newsletter is now available online. In this issue, we share how giving helps the Center create opportunities for children with autism, why one of our donors chooses to give year over year, and how NECC's music program is shaping lives.  Make a gift today

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

2020-03-16T14:06:56-04:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: News from NECC, Awards|

“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