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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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NECC Hosts Annual Adapted PE Conference

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 […]

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NECC Teachers Present at Berklee ABLE Conference

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. […]

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Teacher Spotlight: Geguel “Junior” Landestoy

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, […]

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NECC Celebrates Autism Awareness Month

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 […]

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Meet Joseph Byron, NECC Charity Marathon Runner

  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 […]

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NECC Announces Autism Specialization in MSEd Program Through Simmons University

The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in autism education and research for children with autism, in partnership with Simmons University Department of Education, is excited to announce an Autism Specialization designation within the Master of Science in Education degree (MSEd) earned on-site at NECC.  “The new designation conveys the prestige and […]

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