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Annual Carlos Placido-Dunkin Donuts Golf Classic for Autism Raises $189K

The annual Carlos Placido- Dunkin’ Donuts Golf Classic for Autism was held at the Franklin Country Club in Franklin, MA on Monday, June 4, 2018.  Started 21 years ago by Dunkin’ franchisee Neal Faulkner, the event has raised more than $2 million since its founding. On Monday, 124 golfers and philanthropists gathered under rainy skies […]

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NECC Honors Four Students with Student Achievement Awards

The following four students have made exceptional progress in their time at NECC.  We are proud of them for their hard work and looking forward to the accomplishments they make in the future.   JACOB is an adventurous 17-year-old young man who has been at NECC since April of 2015.  He enjoys traveling, listening to […]

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NECC Receives Grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for Organic Garden Project -“Edible Schoolyard”

The New England Center for Children has received a $5,349 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Healthy Living grant to fund NECC’s organic garden project called the “edible schoolyard.” The grant funds will be used to assist in construction of raised garden beds; procure equipment and materials including soil, seeds, storage kits, food dehydrators, gathering […]

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NECC 5K Walk/Run for Autism a Community Success

The Annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism was held on Saturday, May 12th at the Neary School in Southborough. Despite the rainy conditions, the event was an overwhelming success and continues to be a core event in NECC’s fundraising campaigns. Approximately 1,300 participants came together to raise more than $211,000 for the NECC Annual Fund. The Annual […]

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NECC Receives Grant from Music Drives Us

The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in education for children with autism, announced today it received a grant for musical instruments from Music Drives Us, a foundation created by entrepreneur Ernie Boch Jr., to fund music programs designed to effect positive change for people of all ages. The Music Drives Us grant […]

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NECC in The New York Times

On Sunday, April 15, Jeanine Lazili was featured in an interview in the Sunday edition of The New York Times. Jeanine started her education at NECC in 1987. With the support of her teachers and family, along with our vocational training program, Jeanine made great progress, and today works full time at Sun Life Financial. Sun […]

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NECC Celebrates Autism Awareness Month with Focus on Vocational Skills Development

With a focus this year on vocational skills development for teenagers with autism, NECC will join the Light It Up Blue campaign in both its Massachusetts and Abu Dhabi, UAE, locations. Other activities include an NECC Employer Appreciation Breakfast, “Test Your Autism Awareness” educational quiz, Team NECC’s participation in the Boston Marathon, and promotion of […]

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NECC Announces ABAplus, Professional Online Learning Platform for RBT and ABA Training

The New England Center for Children announced the availability of ABAplus, a new online learning program for professionals based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). ABAplus is a self-paced, modular learning program to train staff and educators in the treatment of individuals with cognitive and behavioral learning differences. “ABAplus is based on NECC’s 40-plus […]

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NECC Celebrates National Children’s Dental Health Month with 20 Years of Dental Health Education and Desensitization for Children with Autism

The New England Center for Children celebrated National Children’s Dental Health Month in February with its Improving Oral Hygiene program to provide dental services and desensitize children with autism to the dental office experience. This year marks the 20th anniversary of this innovative dental program that has helped hundreds of children and teenagers with autism. […]

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