Posts Categorized: News


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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NECC Wins Prestigious PR Daily Nonprofit PR Award

NECC Newsletter Also Garners Honorable Mention in Creative PR Assets Category The New England Center for Children®(NECC®), a global leader in education and research for children with autism, has been named the winner in PR Daily’s 2018 Nonprofit PR Awards in the Media Relations Campaign category. NECC also received an Honorable Mention in the Creative […]

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NECC Receives Grant from DCU for Kids to Support Speech and Language Technology

The New England Center for Children (NECC) is pleased to announce we have received a $22,000 grant from the DCU for Kids Foundation to support speech and language technology for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).   More than 40% of the NECC student population is unable to communicate verbally. To gain maximum independence and […]

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